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Federal Marine Bioregions The spatial planning framework for Canada's national network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) is comprised of 13 ecologically defined bioregions that cover Canada's oceans and the Great Lakes. Note that the geographic boundaries for the bioregions are fuzzy and may change based on ecosystemic conditions. Detailed descriptions and discussions on the federal network of marine bioregions can be found in: - DFO. 2009. Development of a Framework and Principles for the Biogeographic Classification of Canadian Marine Areas. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Sci. Advis. Rep. 2009/056 (http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/csas-sccs/publications/sar-as/2009/2009_056-eng.htm); - DFO. 2010. Proceedings of a National Science Advisory Process to Provide Guidance on the Development of a Framework and Principles for the Biogeographic Classification of Canadian Marine Areas; 15-16 June 2009. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Proceed. Ser. 2009/039. (http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/csas-sccs/publications/pro-cr/2009/2009_039-eng.htm); and - National Framework for Canada's Network of Marine Protected Areas (http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/oceans/publications/mpanf-cnzpm/page01-eng.html). 2019-11-21 Fisheries and Oceans Canada carissa.philippe@dfo-mpo.gc.ca Form DescriptorsGovernment and PoliticsNature and EnvironmentScience and TechnologyAtlantic OceanPacific OceanArctic OceanCanadaMarine conservation areasIntegrated managementAquatic ecosystemsMarine heritage Federal Marine BioregionsFGDB/GDB https://pacgis01.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/FGPPublic/Federal_Marine_Bioregions/DFO_Marine_Bioregions.zip Federal Marine BioregionsESRI REST https://gisp.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/arcgis/rest/services/FGP/Federal_Marine_Bioregions/MapServer/0 Federal Marine BioregionsESRI REST https://gisp.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/arcgis/rest/services/FGP/Federal_Marine_Bioregions/MapServer/0

Federal Marine Bioregions

The spatial planning framework for Canada's national network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) is comprised of 13 ecologically defined bioregions that cover Canada's oceans and the Great Lakes. Note that the geographic boundaries for the bioregions are fuzzy and may change based on ecosystemic conditions.

Detailed descriptions and discussions on the federal network of marine bioregions can be found in:

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Federal Marine Bioregions Dataset FGDB/GDB English
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Federal Marine Bioregions Web Service ESRI REST English Access
Federal Marine Bioregions Web Service ESRI REST French Access

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Delivery Point: 200 Kent St.

City: Ottawa

Administrative Area: Ontario

Postal Code: K1A 0E6

Country: Canada

Electronic Mail Address: carissa.philippe@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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