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Federal

The lobster recruitment project is run by the Fishermen and Scientist Research Society (FSRS) through DFO funding. Fishermen participating in the lobster recruitment project collect information about lobster in their fishing area by fishing 2-5 scientific project traps (SPTs) (fished in fixed locations) within the regular commercial season. The SPTs used in all fishing areas are smaller than commercial traps and designed to primarily catch juvenile lobsters below the legal-size limit. These traps are additional to the vessel's legal number of commercial traps.

Last Updated: Oct. 6, 2022
Date Published: Oct. 23, 2020
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: FGDB/GDB HTML CSV ESRI REST
Keywords:  Homarus americanus, Arctic Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy, Scotian Shelf, Fisheries resources, Marine biology, Oceans
Federal

Fisheries landings and effort mapping of the inshore lobster fishery on the DFO Maritimes Region statistical grid (2012-2014). This report describes an analysis of Maritimes Region inshore lobster logbook data reported at a grid level, including Bay of Fundy Grey Zone data reported at the coordinate level. Annual and composite (2012–2014) grid maps were produced for landings, number of license-days fished, number of trap hauls, and the same series standardized by grid area, as well as maps of catch weight per number of trap hauls as an index of catch per unit effort (CPUE). Spatial differences in fishing pressure, landings, and CPUE are indicated, and potential mapping applications are outlined.

Last Updated: Jan. 15, 2020
Date Published: Mar. 1, 2017
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: ESRI REST
Keywords:  Fish, Fisheries, Biomass, Fishing area
Federal

The Coastal Oceanography and Ecosystem Research section (DFO Science) reviewed the presence of Lobster in the Population Ecology Division (DFO Science) Ecosystem Survey trawls to describe the likelihood of presence. The survey consists of a stratified random design using a bottom trawl. Lobsters are found in few trawls in the Bay of Fundy and Port Hawkesbury Area Response Plan regions, however Lobsters are landed in nearshore areas. Therefore, lobsters are described as being likely present throughout the ARP.

Last Updated: Jul. 28, 2022
Date Published: Jun. 21, 2018
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: FGDB/GDB CSV ESRI REST
Keywords:  Oceans
Federal

An annual trawl survey is conducted in Southwestern Nova Scotia and the Bay of Fundy to assess the lobster stocks in the area. The survey is conducted with the Northeast Fisheries Science Center Ecosystem Survey Trawl (NEST), a small mesh trawl with a cod end liner, which ensures the capture of various sizes of lobster. The dimensions and location of the trawl are monitored and recorded throughout the tow using an electronic trawl mensuration system. In addition, water temperature and depth are also monitored.

Last Updated: May 19, 2021
Date Published: Jan. 13, 2021
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: CSV ESRI REST
Keywords:  Oceans
Federal

Summary

The Quebec region of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is responsible for the assessment of several fish and invertebrate stocks exploited in the Estuary and the northern Gulf of St. Lawrence. The commercial catches sampling program is one of the sources of information used to complete these assessments. The data collected by this program, at wharf or at sea, offers among other things the advantage of a relatively large spatio-temporal coverage and provides some of the necessary knowledge to assess the demography and the structure of the exploited populations. This program is implemented by specialized DFO staff whose main mandate is to collect biological data on groundfish, pelagic fish and marine invertebrate species that are commercially exploited in the various marine communities.

Last Updated: May 19, 2021
Date Published: Jan. 1, 2020
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: PDF HTML CSV
Keywords:  Homarus americanus, American lobster, Gulf of St. Lawrence, Estuary of St. Lawrence, Fisheries resources
Federal

Total number of transects surveyed and total number of lobsters measured for each site in each year.

Last Updated: Jun. 10, 2022
Date Published: May 31, 2022
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: CSV ESRI REST
Keywords:  SCUBA (observations and/or sampling), Visual Counts/Observations, Crustaceans, Decapods, Homarus americanus, Gulf of St. Lawrence
Federal

Data layers show commercial fishery footprints for directed fisheries using bottom and pelagic longlines for groundfish and large pelagics respectively, and traps for hagfish, LFA 41 and Grey Zone lobster, snow crab, and other crab on the Scotian Shelf, the Bay of Fundy, and Georges Bank in NAFO Divisions 4VWX and Canadian portions of 5Y and 5Z. Bottom longline and trap fishery maps aggregate commercial logbook effort (bottom longline soak time and logbook entries) per 2-minute grid cell using 2002–2017 data. Pelagic longline maps aggregate speed-filtered vessel monitoring system (VMS) track lines as vessel minutes per km2 on a base-10 log scale using 2003–2018 data. The following data layers are included in the mapping service for use in marine spatial planning and ecological risk assessment: 1) multi-year and quarterly composite data layers for bottom longline and trap gear, and 2) multi-year and monthly composite data layers for pelagic longline gear.

Last Updated: Oct. 6, 2022
Date Published: Jan. 1, 2019
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: PDF FGDB/GDB XLS ESRI REST
Keywords:  Bottom Longline, Pelagic Longline, Trap Fishery, Fishing area, Oceans, Fish, Fisheries
Federal

The Quebec region of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is responsible for the assessment of several fish and invertebrate stocks exploited in the Estuary and the northern Gulf of St. Lawrence. The commercial catches sampling program is one of the sources of information used to complete these assessments. The data collected by this program, at wharf or at sea, offers among other things the advantage of a relatively large spatio-temporal coverage and provides some of the necessary knowledge to assess the demography and the structure of the exploited populations. This program is implemented by specialized DFO staff whose main mandate is to collect biological data on groundfish, pelagic fish and marine invertebrate species that are commercially exploited in the various marine communities.

Last Updated: May 19, 2021
Date Published: Jan. 1, 2020
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Gulf of St. Lawrence, Estuary of St. Lawrence, Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua), American plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides), Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus), Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus), Atlantic jacknife (Ensis leei), Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus), Atlantic surfclam (Spisula solidissima)
Federal

DFO’s Oceans and Coastal Management Division (OCMD) in the Maritimes Region has updated its fisheries landings maps for 2010–2014. These maps will be used for decision making in coastal and oceans management, including mitigating human use conflicts, informing environmental emergency response operations and protocols, informing Marine Stewardship Council certification processes, planning marine protected area networks, assessing ecological risks, and monitoring compliance and threats in coral and sponge closures and Marine Protected Areas. Fisheries maps were created to identify important fishing areas using aggregate landed weight (kg) per 2 x 2-minute grid cell for selected species/gear types. This dataset has been filtered to comply with the Government of Canada's privacy policy.

Last Updated: Sep. 13, 2019
Date Published: Mar. 1, 2017
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: ESRI REST
Keywords:  Fish, Fisheries, Biomass, Fishing area
Federal

These datasets show commercial fisheries catch weight landings of directed fisheries and bycatch from the Scotian Shelf, the Bay of Fundy, and Georges Bank from NAFO Divisions 4VWX and the Canadian portions of 5Y and 5Z. Atlantic Canadian inter-regional maps of four species (Atlantic Halibut, Bluefin Tuna, Redfish and Scallop) are also included from NAFO Divisions 4RST, 3KLMNOP, and 2GHJ. Five-year composite maps (2014–2018) that aggregate catches for each map series are publicly available. The maps aggregate catch weight (kg) per 10 km2 hexagon grid cell for selected species, species groupings and gear types to identify important fishing areas.

Last Updated: Oct. 7, 2022
Date Published: Aug. 1, 2020
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: FGDB/GDB PDF MXD CSV KMZ ESRI REST
Keywords:  Maritimes, Fishing Atlas, Commercial Fisheries, Fishing area, Fisheries management, Fish, Fisheries
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