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Found 10 records similar to Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas

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The Oceans Act (1997) commits Canada to maintaining biological diversity and productivity in the marine environment. A key component of this is to identify areas that are considered ecologically or biologically significant. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Science has developed guidance on the identification of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Areas (EBSAs) (DFO 2004) and has endorsed the scientific criteria of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) for identifying ecologically or biologically significant marine areas as defined in Annex I of Decision IX/20 of its 9th Conference of Parties. These criteria were applied to the Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Shelves Bioregion in two separate data-driven processes.

Last Updated: Feb. 1, 2022
Date Published: Jun. 1, 2019
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: SHP HTML ESRI REST
Keywords:  Environment, Oceans
Federal

This layer details Important Areas (IAs) relevant to key fish species in the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA). This data was mapped to inform the selection of marine Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas (EBSA). Experts have indicated that these areas are relevant based upon their high ranking in one or more of three criteria (Uniqueness, Aggregation, and Fitness Consequences). The distribution of IAs within ecoregions is used in the designation of EBSAs.

Last Updated: Sep. 13, 2021
Date Published: Mar. 27, 2019
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: ESRI REST PDF FGDB/GDB HTML GEOJSON
Keywords:  Environmental planning, Marine ecosystems, EBSA, Important Areas, IA, British Columbia, Queen Charlotte Basin, Queen Charlotte Sound, PNCIMA
Federal

This layer details Important Areas (IAs) relevant to important geographic features in the Strait of Georgia (SOG) ecoregion. This data was mapped to inform the selection of marine Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas (EBSA). Experts have indicated that these areas are relevant based upon their high ranking in one or more of three criteria (Uniqueness, Aggregation, and Fitness Consequences). The distribution of IAs within ecoregions is used in the designation of EBSAs.

Last Updated: Sep. 13, 2021
Date Published: Nov. 18, 2019
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: ESRI REST PDF FGDB/GDB HTML GEOJSON
Keywords:  Environmental planning, Marine ecosystems, IA, EBSA, Biological fronts, Tidal mixing, Stratification, Important Areas, British Columbia
Federal

This layer details Important Areas (IAs) relevant to sponge reefs (Hexactinosida) in the Strait of Georgia (SOG) ecoregion. This data was mapped to inform the selection of marine Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas (EBSA). Experts have indicated that these areas are relevant based upon their high ranking in one or more of three criteria (Uniqueness, Aggregation, and Fitness Consequences). The distribution of IAs within ecoregions is used in the designation of EBSAs.

Last Updated: Sep. 13, 2021
Date Published: Nov. 18, 2019
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: SHP FGDB/GDB GEOJSON HTML PDF ESRI REST
Keywords:  EBSA, Environmental Planning, Important Areas, Marine Ecosystems, Mulitbeam Bathymetry, British Columbia, Salish Sea, Strait of Georgia, Environmental quality
Federal

This layer details Important Areas (IAs) relevant to key cetacean species in the Strait of Georgia (SOG) ecoregion. This data was mapped to inform the selection of marine Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas (EBSA). Experts have indicated that these areas are relevant based upon their high ranking in one or more of three criteria (Uniqueness, Aggregation, and Fitness Consequences). The distribution of IA's within ecoregions is used in the designation of EBSA's.

Last Updated: Sep. 13, 2021
Date Published: Nov. 18, 2019
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: ESRI REST PDF FGDB/GDB HTML GEOJSON
Keywords:  Environmental planning, Marine ecosystems, IA, EBSA, Important Areas, British Columbia, Strait of Georgia, Salish Sea, Environmental quality
Federal

This layer details Important Areas (IAs) relevant to key fish species in the Strait of Georgia (SOG) ecoregion. This data was mapped to inform the selection of marine Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas (EBSA). Experts have indicated that these areas are relevant based upon their high ranking in one or more of three criteria (Uniqueness, Aggregation, and Fitness Consequences). The distribution of IAs within ecoregions is used in the designation of EBSAs.

Last Updated: Sep. 13, 2021
Date Published: Jan. 7, 2020
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: ESRI REST PDF FGDB/GDB HTML GEOJSON
Keywords:  Environmental planning, Marine ecosystems, Elasmobranch, Important Areas, EBSA, IA, British Columbia, Strait of Georgia, Salish Sea
Federal

This layer details Important Areas (IAs) relevant to key seabird species in the Strait of Georgia (SOG) ecoregion. This data was mapped to inform the selection of marine Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas (EBSA). Experts have indicated that these areas are relevant based upon their high ranking in one or more of three criteria (Uniqueness, Aggregation, and Fitness Consequences). The distribution of IAs within ecoregions is used in the designation of EBSAs.

Last Updated: Sep. 13, 2021
Date Published: Nov. 19, 2019
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: ESRI REST PDF FGDB/GDB HTML GEOJSON
Keywords:  Environmental planning, Marine ecosystems, IA, EBSA, Important Areas, SoG, British Columbia, Strait of Georgia, Salish Sea
Federal

This layer details Important Areas (IAs) relevant to important geographic features in the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA). This data was mapped to inform the selection of marine Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas (EBSA). Experts have indicated that these areas are relevant based upon their high ranking in one or more of three criteria (Uniqueness, Aggregation, and Fitness Consequences). The distribution of IAs within ecoregions is used in the designation of EBSAs.

Last Updated: Sep. 13, 2021
Date Published: Apr. 1, 2019
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: ESRI REST PDF FGDB/GDB HTML GEOJSON
Keywords:  Environmental planning, Marine ecosystems, IA, EBSA, Important Areas, Queen Charlotte Basin, Queen Charlotte Sound, BC, British Columbia
Federal

This layer details Important Areas (IAs) relevant to key fish species in the West Coast Vancouver Island (WCVI) ecoregion. This data was mapped to inform the selection of marine Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas (EBSA). Experts have indicated that these areas are relevant based upon their high ranking in one or more of three criteria (Uniqueness, Aggregation, and Fitness Consequences). The distribution of IAs within ecoregions is used in the designation of EBSAs.

Last Updated: Sep. 28, 2021
Date Published: Jan. 8, 2020
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: ESRI REST PDF FGDB/GDB HTML GEOJSON
Keywords:  Environmental planning, Marine ecosystems, Important Areas, IA, EBSA, British Columbia, BC, West Coast Vancouver Island, Ecology
Federal

This layer details Important Areas (IAs) relevant to key cetacean species in the West Coast Vancouver Island (WCVI) ecoregion. This data was mapped to inform the selection of marine Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas (EBSA). Experts have indicated that these areas are relevant based upon their high ranking in one or more of three criteria (Uniqueness, Aggregation, and Fitness Consequences). The distribution of IAs within ecoregions is used in the designation of EBSAs.

Last Updated: Sep. 28, 2021
Date Published: Jan. 7, 2020
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: ESRI REST PDF FGDB/GDB HTML GEOJSON
Keywords:  Environmental planning, Marine ecosystems, EBSA, IA, Important Areas, British Columbia, BC, West Coast Vancouver Island, Ecology
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