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THE QUEBEC REGION BULLETIN
AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2011/VOLUME 14/NUMBER 4
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Bridle shiner
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Species at risk
Bridle Shiner management plan

The bridle shiner, a member of the Cyprinidae, is a small freshwater fish at risk that lives in eastern North America. In Canada, the species occurs only in eastern Ontario and south-western Quebec. Little is known about this small fish which rarely exceeds 6 cm in length and lives less than 3 years. The factors responsible for its decline are primarily pollution of agricultural, urban and industrial origin, changes in the water regime, loss of riparian vegetation and climate change.

The bridle shiner has been listed as a species of special concern under the Species at Risk Act. Fisheries and Oceans Canada worked with the governments of Ontario and Quebec and other interested organizations to prepare a management plan. The general goal of this plan is to maintain and increase bridle shiner populations, protect areas that shelter this species and make sure viable populations exist throughout the species’ range in Ontario and Quebec.

The protection of species is everyone’s responsibility. To find out more about the work being done to help the bridle shiner, consult the management plan.


Management Plan for the Bridle Shiner (Notropis bifrenatus) in Canada
Species at Risk Public Registry



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