Services and information
Aquatic species at risk and their populations and habitats in Canadian waters.
How the Species at Risk Act protects critical habitat and affects communities and industries.
The process for creating recovery strategies and action plans for endangered or threatened species.
The Species at Risk Act requirements for identifying critical habitats and new protective measures.
The process of applying for permits for scientific research projects.
Species at risk in Canada, including maps and protection efforts for each region.
Find out if aquatic species at risk or their habitat may be near your proposed project area.
Supporting projects that help aquatic species at risk, with a focus on priority threats and places.
Support to help Indigenous peoples participate in the protection and recovery of at-risk aquatic species.
Funding to help the recovery of at-risk aquatic species, program history and expected results.
Responses to common questions about the Species At Risk Act and its link to commercial fishing.
Learn more about the Species at Risk Act and actions taken to protect Canadian wildlife.
What we are doing
- Species at Risk Act Listing Policy and Directive for “Do Not List” Advice
- Wavy-rayed Lampmussels make a comeback
- Guidelines for the Collection and In Situ Scientific Study of Stickleback Species Pairs (Gasterosteus spp.)
- Recovering Aquatic Species at Risk
- Action Plan and Recovery Strategy for the Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis), St. Lawrence River population, in Canada
- Recovery Strategy and Action Plan for the Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis), St. Lawrence River population, in Canada
- Action Plan to Reduce the Impact of Noise on the Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas) and Other Marine Mammals at Risk in the St. Lawrence Estuary, 2019
- Action Plan for the Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus) in Canadian Pacific waters
First-ever footage of salmon shark behaviour
View a salmon shark behavior caught on video by the science crew aboard the 2019 Pacific Seamount Expedition.
Protecting killer whales
How Canada is taking action to help southern resident killer whales.
Protecting Canada’s wild salmon
How we’re ensuring healthy, diverse salmon populations across Canadian ecosystems.
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