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Research Document - 2013/014

Information in Support of a Recovery Potential Assessment of Carmine Shiner (Notropis percobromus)

By D.A. Watkinson and C.D. Sawatzky


The Carmine Shiner (Notropis percobromus) was listed under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) as Threatened when the Act came into force in 2003. In April 2006, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) re-assessed and confirmed the designation because it occurs in an extremely restricted area of Manitoba and the major threat to the species is the alteration in water flow as a result of stream regulation (COSEWIC 2006). The Science sector in Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) was asked to undertake a Recovery Potential Assessment (RPA); this Research Document supports the RPA. It describes the current state of knowledge of Carmine Shiner in Manitoba in terms of their biology, ecology, abundance, distribution and trends, habitat requirements and threats. Mitigation measures and alternatives to threats are presented, as is information relevant to critical habitat and residence. The information contained in the RPA and this document may be used to inform the development of recovery documents and to support decision-making with regard to the issue of permits, agreements and related conditions under the SARA.

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