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Benthic macrofaunal biodiversity in relation to sediment sulfide concentration under salmon farms in southwestern New Brunswick, Bay of Fundy: Fs97-6/3202E-PDF

"Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) have been farmed in the coastal waters of southwestern New Brunswick (SWNB), Bay of Fundy since 1978. There are currently over 90 licensed farms, of which approximately half are actively farming salmon at any given time. The Environmental Management Program (EMP) for the Marine Finfish Cage Aquaculture Industry in New Brunswick requires annual benthic monitoring of all approved fish farms between 1 August and 31 October. The goal of the EMP is to evaluate the condition of the sediments under marine finfish farms, using sediment sulfide concentration (total free S2-) as the indicator of the state of the benthic community. Each farm is rated based on the monitoring results”--Cf. Introd., p. [1].

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Department/Agency Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Maritimes Region. Science Branch. Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Biological Station (St. Andrews, N.B.)
Title Benthic macrofaunal biodiversity in relation to sediment sulfide concentration under salmon farms in southwestern New Brunswick, Bay of Fundy
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 "This is the three hundred and twenty-fourth Technical Report of the St. Andrews Biological Station, St. Andrews, NB."
Date 2017.
Number of Pages 1, v, 71 p. :
ISBN 978-0-660-07640-9
Catalogue Number
  • Fs97-6/3202E-PDF
Subject Terms Fish farming, Sediments, Environmental impact, Aquatic animals