Aquatic Species at Risk

Canada's Species at Risk Act (SARA) was created to protect wildlife species at risk, including fish, reptiles, marine mammals and molluscs. Find out what it means for you, especially if you are a commercial fisher, aquaculturist, recreational fisher, recreational boater, Aboriginal, scientist, researcher or involved in an activity that might impact the habitat of aquatic species at risk.

Featured Species

Northern Wolffish and Spotted Wolffish

In Eastern Canada, Northern Wolffish and Spotted Wolffish are at risk. Research has shown that wolffish can survive for up to two hours out of water. The mandatory release of these wolffish caught accidentally contributes to their recovery, even if they have been in the fishing gear for some time.

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Northern Wolffish

Spotted Wolffish