A Framework for the Application of Precaution in Science-based Decision-making About Risk

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Summary This Framework outlines guiding principles for the application of precaution to science-based decision making in areas of federal regulatory activity for the protection of health and safety and the environment and the conservation of…

Using Qualitative Risk Evaluations to Prioritize Resource Assessment Activities for Fraser River Sockeye

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Abstract Management of Fraser River sockeye salmon is evolving towards an inclusive and transparent process. An important part of this evolution is to establish clear guidelines for developing assessment plans, interpreting the collected information,…

Proceedings of the Regional Advisory Process on the Pre-COSEWIC assessment of Fraser River Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka); March 1, 2012.

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Summary The implementation of the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA), proclaimed in June 2003, begins with an assessment of a species’ risk of extinction by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). COSEWIC is…

An evaluation of the effects of conservation and fishery enhancement hatcheries on wild populations of salmon

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Abstract The historical, political and scientific aspects of salmon hatchery programmes designed to enhance fishery production, or to recover endangered populations, are reviewed. We start by pointing out that the establishment of hatcheries…