Adapting monitoring protocols and strategies for the Gilbert Bay Marine Protected Area: Fs70-6/2017-021E-PDF

"The Gilbert Bay Marine Protected Area (MPA) was established in 2005 with the conservation objective of protecting and conserving a unique population of Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua) and its habitat. The monitoring framework developed for Gilbert Bay is based upon the conservation objective, against specific threats to the unique cod population. The Atlantic Cod population in Gilbert Bay (hereafter referred to as Gilbert Bay cod) has been monitored since 1998 (Morris and Green 2010), and the MPA monitoring program was reviewed in 2009. As a result, several indicators, protocols, and strategies were adopted as the Gilbert Bay MPA scientific monitoring program (DFO 2010). A Regional Peer Review process for the Gilbert Bay MPA was held December 8, 2016, in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador (NL). The purpose was to review the existing monitoring program and consider potential changes to the existing long-term monitoring program. Scientific monitoring suggests that the Gilbert Bay cod population has declined. Concerns for the population’s health have raised important questions regarding future research, mitigation, and options for improved management"--Context, p. [1].

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Title Adapting monitoring protocols and strategies for the Gilbert Bay Marine Protected Area
Series Title Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, science advisory report,
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Note Issued also in French under title: Adaptation des protocoles et des stratégies de surveillance pour la zone de protection marine de la baie Gilbert. Caption title. "May 2017." "This report is available from the: Centre for Science Advice (CSA), Newfoundland and Labrador Region, Fisheries and Oceans Canada"--p. 8.
Date 2017.
Number of Pages 8 p. :
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  • Fs70-6/2017-021E-PDF
Subject Terms Marine conservation areas, Salt water fish, Nature conservation