12 & 62

Canadian Geographic - - WILDLIFE -

The first fig­ure is the num­ber of ma­rine fish species listed un­der Canada’s Species at Risk Act since 2003, the year it came into ef­fect. The sec­ond is the num­ber of ma­rine fish species as­sessed as be­ing at risk since 2003. Both num­bers were cited in a re­cent study that found the Species at Risk Act and the Fish­eries Act “have the po­ten­tial to ef­fec­tively con­serve at-risk ma­rine fishes, but nei­ther act is cur­rently be­ing im­ple­mented ad­e­quately to do so.”

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