Third Level Assessment– Aquatic and Riparian Habitat
iBoF Atlantic salmon
Striped Bass & American eels
Rapid Geomorphic Assessments
Several species of wildlife warranting specific attention occur in the Pollett watershed: Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), striped bass (Morone saxatilis), American eels (Anguilla rostrata), and (Glyptemys insculpta) wood turtles. Atlantic salmon Inner Bay of Fundy (iBoF) populations were listed as endangered under the Species at Risk Act in 2003 (DFO, 2010; SARA Registry, 2013a).
Salmon are considered extirpated from the Petitcodiac, except for those introduced in stocking programs (AMEC, 2005).
Striped bass in the Bay of Fundy were designated “Endangered” by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) in 2012 (COSEWIC 2014a) and are being considered for listing under the Federal Species at Risk Act (SARA), but currently have no status (SARA Registry 2018).
American eels were designated as “Special Concern” by COSEWIC in 2006 (COSEWIC 2006b). Their status was re-examined and raised to “Threatened” in 2012 (COSEWIC 2014b). This species is being considered for listing under the federal Species at Risk Act, but currently it has no status (SARA Registry, 2013b).
Wood turtles were designated as “Special Concern” by COSEWIC in 1996 which was raised to “Threatened” in 2007 (COSEWIC 2007; COSEWIC 2011). This species is listed as “threatened” under the Species at Risk Act (SARA Registry 2012). Brook Floaters (Alasmidonta varicosa) have been noted on the main stem of the Petitcodiac and next door on the Little River but not within the Pollett River watershed.
Guidelines for projects in areas with these species are in the Appendix.