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MPAs Continue to be Works in Progress

Without a doubt, marine protected areas (MPAs) will be a hot topic in 2019. The clock is ticking down to the 2020 deadline and commitment by the Canadian government to protecting 10 per cent of marine and coastal areas in the country as a signatory to the Convention on Biological Diversity. In the waters off Nova Scotia, two Areas of Interest (AOI) for marine protected area (MPA) designation under the Oceans Act have been proposed; the Fundian Channel-Browns Bank in the offshore and the ...

Collaboration in the North

Sharing Knowledge About Species and Culture It’s not everyday that researchers get to learn as much as they teach. On a recent trip to the Labrador coast, two young biologists from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) were on a mission to tag Arctic char and look for invasive species and they came back with something much more: An appreciation of how Inuit live off the land. Team members Sheena Roul and Jennica Seiden had been to Labrador before, but this was their first time ...

Combining Fishfinders with Underwater Cameras: The Future of Scientific Surveys?

“What is that red spot on the screen?” This is a question that every mariner and fishery scientist using fishfinders has been asked. While experience and knowledge of the ecosystem help provide some clues, we cannot be certain without further identifications. Fisheries scientists use scientific echosounders, also known as fishfinders, to survey the distribution and abundance of fish throughout the world. It is important to know exactly what species are detected by the echosounders and ...