Nooksack Dace Collection Guidelines 2015
Section 32 of Canada’s Species at Risk Act (SARA) prohibits2 (among others) the killing, harming, harassing, capturing, taking, collecting, or possessing of the Nooksack Dace (Rhinichthys cataractae ssp.), a species listed on Schedule 1 of SARA as Endangered. If your activity may impact the Nooksack Dace in one of the ways mentioned above, a permit under SARA may be required to comply with the Act. The onus is on you to ensure your activities comply with SARA.
This document provides advice for the capture, handling, scientific study, and salvage of the Nooksack Dace. The guidelines herein are intended to minimize harm to the Nooksack Dace, and are considered the best practices for capture, handling, scientific study, and salvage of the Nooksack Dace. By following these guidelines, acute mortality of Nooksack Dace as a result of trapping should be <1%.