Progress on the ecosystem research initiative for the Northumberland Strait since October 2012 / by John Mark Hanson and Michel Comeau.: Fs97-4/3145E-PDF

"The Minister of Fisheries and Oceans initiated a working group in 2005 to assess the ecosystem structure and productivity of the Northumberland Strait with respect to the Confederation Bridge. Three key areas of research were proposed: 1) habitat and resource protection; 2) alternative fisheries management; and 3) economic diversification. DFO Science Gulf Region received funding under the Ecosystem Research Initiative (ERI) to address the first key area: habitat and resource protection. Studies were conducted in the Northumberland Strait (ERINS) between 2007 and 2012 focussing on three research priorities identified by stakeholders: understanding present state and development of ecosystem health indicators; assessing changes of habitat and fauna over time; and data collection, mining/rescue, accessibility and management. White et al. (2013; CSAS Research Document 2013/027) produced a national synthesis of the seven large-scale ERI programs across Canada between 2007 and 2012. We are now presenting a manuscript report showing the progress accomplished from October 2012 to September 2017 for the ERINS. In addition, published non-ERINS material relevant to the ERINS study area, and identified gaps and limitations are also presented"--Abstract, p. vi.

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Department/Agency Canada. Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
Gulf Fisheries Centre (Canada)
Title Progress on the ecosystem research initiative for the Northumberland Strait since October 2012 / by John Mark Hanson and Michel Comeau.
Series title Canadian manuscript report of fisheries and aquatic sciences, 1488-5387 ; 3145
Publication type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Issued by: Gulf Fisheries Centre.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 18-26).
Includes pref. material and abstract in French.
Publishing information Moncton, N.B. : Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 2017.
Author / Contributor Hanson, John Mark,1955-
Comeau, Michel,1962-
Description ix, 29 p. : charts
ISBN 978-0-660-24111-1
Catalogue number
  • Fs97-4/3145E-PDF
Subject terms Bridges
Environmental impact
Aquatic ecosystems
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