Proceedings of the Centre for Science Advice, Pacific Region - Review of Recovery Potential Assessment – Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussel (Gonidea Angulata) in British Columbia; February 25, 2011
Chairperson: S. MacConnachie
A review of the Recovery Potential Assessment (RPA) of Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussel (Gonidea angulata) was held on February 25th, 2011 at the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo BC. A RPA is undertaken when COSEWIC designates an aquatic species as Threatened or Endangered. The purpose of the RPA is to provide information that will:
- Inform the decision to list or not to list a species on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA)
- Support decisions on permitting incidental harm;
- Inform public consultations; and
- Assist the Recovery Team in developing a Recovery Strategy and/or Action Plan for the species if the listing recommendation is accepted.
Participants included DFO staff from Science branch, Oceans, Habitat and Enhancement branch, and Policy branch. Representatives from the province of BC, industry and First Nations also participated.
The meeting rapporteur was Robyn Kenyon.
Additional information on this RPA is available in the CSAS Research Document series and the Science Advisory Report.
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