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PostPosted: March 16th, 2010, 11:09 pm 
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Q: Are Maine’s charr worthy of “listing” under Maine’s endangered species law?

A: Currently Maine law lists Arctic charr as a species of Special Concern. This status was
last reviewed by fisheries biologists in 2006 and means that charr did not meet the criteria
for endangered or threatened at that time. The terms of the law are defined below:

Endangered Species: “...a species of fish or wildlife that has been determined
by the commissioner to be in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant
portion of its range and that is listed as a state endangered species under
section 12803, subsection 3.”

Threatened Species: “…a species of fish or wildlife that has been determined
by the commissioner as likely to become an endangered species within the
foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range and that is
listed as a state threatened species under section 12803, subsection 3.”

Special Concern Species: Any species of fish or wildlife that does not meet
the criteria as Endangered or Threatened but is particularly vulnerable, and
could easily become, an Endangered, Threatened, or Extirpated species due
to restricted distribution, low or declining numbers, specialized habitat needs or
limits, or other factors.

The status of the species is now being reconsidered relative to the Maine Endangered
Species Act and could result in a recommended change in State listing in the future.


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PostPosted: February 2nd, 2011, 7:20 am 
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No....Maine's Charr are not worth of an Endangered Species Listing.


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