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Catherine McKenna denies species-at-risk status for B.C. trout after government experts warn of extinction
Catherine McKenna
British Columbia

Catherine McKenna denies species-at-risk status for B.C. trout after government experts warn of extinction 

Commercial fishers in British Columbia came out winners in a decision over the fate of Chilcotin and Thompson Rivers’ steelhead trout, after Environment Minister Catherine McKenna declined a scientific board’s advice the species be listed as endangered.

“The steelhead is not a commercial fish in this case,” said Professor Eric Taylor, past chair of Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) that counsels Environment ministers on conservationism.

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