A regional science peer-review meeting was held on 26 May 2010 in Burlington, Ontario. The purpose of the meeting was to assess the recovery potential of the Wavy-rayed Lampmussel (Lampsilis fasciola) based on the 17 steps outlined in the Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Recovery Potential Assessment (RPA) framework. The Wavy-rayed Lampmussel was added to Schedule I of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) when it was proclaimed in June 2003. The resulting RPA Science Advisory Report will provide the information and scientific advice required for the Department to meet various requirements of SARA for this species including permitting and development of recovery strategies. Meeting participants included DFO (several sectors), St. Clair Conservation Authority, Ausable-Bayfield Conservation Authority, Grand River Conservation Authority, and the University of Guelph. This proceedings report summarizes the relevant discussions from the peer-review meeting and presents revisions to be made to the associated research documents.
This report will be published in the Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat (CSAS) Proceedings Series on the CSAS website. The working papers presented at the workshop will be published in the form of CSAS Research Documents. The advice from the meeting will be published as a CSAS Science Advisory Report.
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