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Found 10 records similar to Habitat Suitability of Greenland Shark (Somniosus microcephalus) in the Newfoundland and Labrador Region


Polar cod (Boreogadus saida), Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua), and Greenland cod (Gadus macrocephalus) are prominent gadid species within the northwest Atlantic Ocean in terms of their ecological and socio-economic importance but it is unclear how climate-induced changes in ocean temperature may alter their distributions by the end of the century (2100). We used physiologically based species distribution models to predict how ocean warming will influence the availability of suitable habitat for early life-stages in these marine gadids. We applied CMIP5 ocean temperature projections to egg survival and juvenile growth models for Polar cod, Atlantic cod, and Greenland cod to create predicted suitability raster surfaces for these metrics across four climatology periods (1981–2005, 2026–2050, 2051–2075, 2076–2100). The analysis focused on the projected changes in temperature in ocean shelf areas where ocean depth is ≤400 m. We created an integrated habitat suitability index by combining the suitability surfaces for egg survival and growth potential to predict areas and periods where thermal conditions were suitable for both life stages.

Last Updated: Apr. 22, 2022
Date Published: Jan. 1, 2022
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Keywords:  polar cod, atlantic cod, greenland cod, egg survival, juvenile growth, northwest Atlantic Ocean, thermal habitat suitability, Habitats, Biology

Pepin et al. (2014) stated that three nested spatial scales were identified as relevant for the development of ecosystem summaries and management plans: Bioregion, Ecosystem Production Unit (EPU), and Ecoregion. A bioregion is composed by one or more EPUs, while an EPU consists of a combination of ecoregions, which represent elements with different physical and biological characteristics based on the analytical criteria applied. Pepin et al.

Last Updated: Feb. 1, 2022
Date Published: Jan. 1, 2014
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Keywords:  Ecology, Boundaries, Production, Environment, Oceans

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
Keywords:  Maritimes, Fishing Atlas, Commercial Fisheries, Fishing area, Fisheries management, Fish, Fisheries

The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Secretariat, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) have collaborated to update the spatial representation of the NAFO Subareas, Divisions, and Subdivisions as defined in Annex 1 to the Convention on Cooperation in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries (2020) ( The NAFO Convention does not indicate which datum should be used for spatial representation. The datum used at the time of development of the NAFO Convention would have been North American Datum 1927 (NAD27). However, all datasets were derived using NAD83.

Last Updated: Nov. 4, 2022
Date Published: Sep. 20, 2021
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Keywords:  International cooperation, International organizations, Fishing rights, Fisheries, Fishing permits, Scientific research, Fisheries management, Fisheries policy, International agreements

Three marine spatial planning areas are delineated in Eastern Canada to define the spatial extents of marine spatial plans being led by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO): the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence (EGSL), the Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Shelves, and the Scotian Shelf and Bay of Fundy. The EGSL planning area includes the St. Lawrence River estuary from northeast of Île d’Orléans, Quebec, the Saguenay River estuary, and the entire Gulf of St. Lawrence as far north as the Strait of Belle Isle (NAFO Divisions 4RST). The NL Shelves planning area includes areas off southern, eastern and northern Newfoundland, part of the Churchill River and Lake Melville, as well as off the Labrador coast to the extent of the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) (NAFO Divisions 2GHJ and 3KLNOP). The Scotian Shelf and Bay of Fundy planning area includes DFO Maritimes’ administrative region off the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia to the extent of the EEZ, the Bay of Fundy and the Canadian portion of the Gulf of Maine (NAFO Divisions 4VWX, 5Ze, and the Canadian portion of 5Y).

Last Updated: Oct. 25, 2022
Date Published: Mar. 2, 2022
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Keywords:  Marine spatial planning, Planning, Oceans

This dataset contains quality checked and processed daily maximum and minimum temperature and total precipitation data for all viable Canadian stations that report these observations. The processing includes inspection and adjustment using quality control procedures customized for gridding purposes Hutchinson, 2009 , and correction for different definition of climatological day at principal and ordinary climate stations Hopkinson, 2011 . It is used by ANUSPLIN McKenney, 2011 to produce daily grids and in other applications that involve interpolated data. References
Hopkinson, R. F., D. W. McKenney, E. J. Milewska, M. F. Hutchinson, P. Papadopol, and L. A. Vincent, 2011: Impact of aligning climatological day on gridding daily maximum–minimum temperature and precipitation over Canada.

Last Updated: Nov. 17, 2016
Date Published: Sep. 16, 2014
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: other
Keywords:  daily temperature, daily precipitation, interpolation, gridding, Canada

The data layer (.tif) presented are the results of using MaxEnt to produce a single species habitat map for Sea Scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) on German Bank (off South West Nova Scotia, Canada). Presence data derived from videos and still images were compared against environmental variables derived from multibeam bathymetry (Slope, Curvature, Aspect and Bathymetric Position Index (BPI)), and backscatter data (principal components: Q1, Q2, and Q3). Results represent a probability of habitat suitability for Sea Scallop on German Bank. Probability of suitability: The probability that a given habitat is suitable for a species based on presence data and underlying environmental variables (i.e.

Last Updated: Sep. 8, 2022
Date Published: Jan. 1, 2012
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Keywords:  German Bank, Benthoscape, Benthic Habitat, Biophysical, Oceans


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
Keywords:  Reinhardtius hippoglossoides, Greenland halibut, Gulf of St. Lawrence, Estuary of St. Lawrence, Fish, Fisheries resources

The excessive input of nitrogen derived from human land-use activities remains a major cause of the eutrophication of coastal ecosystems around the world. However, little data exist on rates of nutrient pollution or its potential impacts to coastal ecosystems in Atlantic Canada. To fill this knowledge gap, a Nitrogen Loading Model (NLM) framework was applied to determine the Total Nitrogen Load (kg TN / yr) from point and non-point source inputs (wastewater, atmospheric deposition, land use, fertilizer applications, and regional industries) in 109 coastal watersheds bordering the Bay of Fundy and Scotian Shelf. To evaluate the potential impact of nitrogen loading, two indicators were calculated for 40 coastal embayments: (1) ∆N, a measure of nitrogen residency that predicts dissolved oxygen problems; and (2) the estuary loading rate, a predictor of the potential for loss of submerged aquatic vegetation.

Last Updated: Aug. 25, 2022
Date Published: Dec. 5, 2021
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Keywords:  Oceans

Contained within the 3rd Edition (1957) of the Atlas of Canada is a map that shows the physiography of Southern Ontario, from soil or land types to physical features. It was compiled from detailed maps published by the Ontario Research Foundation in 1951. They accompanied the monograph entitled The Physiography of Southern Ontario by L. J. Chapman and D. F. Putnam.

Last Updated: Mar. 14, 2022
Date Published: Jan. 1, 1957
Organization: Natural Resources Canada
Formats: PDF JPG
Keywords:  earth sciences, geological maps, geology
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