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Biofouling monitoring for aquatic invasive species (AIS) in DFO Maritimes Region, Nova Scotia: Fs97-6/3082E-PDF

May–December 2011 /

The establishment of four species of invasive tunicates: Ciona intestinalis, Botryllus schlosseri, Botrylloides violaceus and Styela clava has had detrimental impacts on the shellfish culture industry in Atlantic Canada. Three additional species of concern: Didemnum vexillum, Diplosoma listerianum and Ascidiella aspersa have not been reported in the region up to 2011. An annual surveillance and monitoring program for tunicates and other invasive biofoulers, including Caprella mutica and Membranipora membranacea, was initiated in 2006 in DFO Maritimes Region. This report summarizes the 2011 monitoring conducted at geo-referenced coastal monitoring stations in the Nova Scotia portion of DFO Maritimes Region. Thirty-one stations were monitored during three deployment periods; first (May - August), second (August - October) and full (May – October).

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Department/Agency Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
Title Biofouling monitoring for aquatic invasive species (AIS) in DFO Maritimes Region, Nova Scotia
Subtitle May–December 2011 /
Series Title Canadian technical report of fisheries and aquatic sciences,
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Format Electronic
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Note The catalogue number (Fs. 97-6/3082E) and ISSN (0706-6457) for the print edition have been copied in this electronic publication.
Date 2015.
Number of Pages vii, 71 p. :
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  • Fs97-6/3082E-PDF
Subject Terms Invasive species, Molluscs, Aquaculture, Fisheries management