White sturgeon (Nechako River population): critical habitat description

The Recovery Strategy for White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) in Canada, published on the Species at Risk Public Registry, identifies critical habitat for the Nechako River population in a number of areas, including the area called the Vanderhoof Braided Section, within which lies part of the Nechako River Bird Sanctuary, the boundaries of which are described in Part IX of the Migratory Bird Sanctuary Regulations made pursuant to the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994.

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to subsection 58(2) of the Species at Risk Act, subsection 58(1) of that Act applies, 90 days after the date of publication of this description, to that portion of the critical habitat of the White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus), Nechako River population, that is located in the Nechako River Bird Sanctuary and that is identified in section 8 of the Recovery Strategy for White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) in Canada.

April 21, 2016

Minister of Fisheries and Oceans

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