It doesn’t take a “committee of scientists” to tell us what we already know about the current state of Thompson and Chilcotin River steelhead runs. It might take a committee of scientist to determine what the Canadian federal government is going to do to keep them from going extinct.
The Chilcotin and Thompson River steelhead trout are at “imminent risk of extinction,” according to a committee of scientists that advises the federal government.
The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) has recommended an emergency listing order under the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA). Both runs have been assessed as “endangered.”
This year, 57 steelhead reached spawning grounds in the Chilcotin River system and 177 in the Thompson.
LINK (via: The Vancouver Sun)