Maritimes Region Fisheries Atlas: Catch Weight Landings Mapping (2014–2018)

Maritimes Region Fisheries Atlas: Catch Weight Landings Mapping (2014–2018) 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. These maps may be used for decision making in coastal and oceans management, including marine spatial planning, environmental emergency response operations and protocols, Marine Stewardship Council certification processes, marine protected area networks, and ecological risk assessment. These datasets have been filtered to comply with the Government of Canada's privacy policy. Privacy assessments were conducted to identify NAFO unit areas containing data with less than five vessel IDs, licence IDs or fisher IDs. If this threshold was not met, catch weight locations were withheld from these unit areas to protect the identity or activity of individual vessels or companies. Maps were created for the following species, species groupings and gear types: 1. Groundfish (all species) 2. Groundfish Bottom Trawl 3. Groundfish Gillnet 4. Groundfish Bottom Longline 5. Groundfish (quarterly composites Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4) 6. Atlantic Cod 7. Atlantic Cod, Haddock and Pollock 8. Flatfish 9. Atlantic Halibut 10. Greenland Halibut (Turbot) 11. Hagfish 12. Cusk 13. Dogfish 14. Redfish 15. Red Hake 16. Silver Hake 17. White Hake 18. Monkfish 19. Sculpin 20. Skate 21. Wolffish 22. Squid 23. Herring 24. Mackerel 25. Large Pelagics 26. Bluefin Tuna 27. Other Tuna 28. Swordfish 29. Porbeagle, Mako and Blue Shark 30. Snow Crab 31. Other Crab 32. Scallop 33. Scallop (quarterly composites Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4) 34. Offshore Clam 35. Shrimp 36. Offshore Lobster 37. Disputed Zone Area 38B Lobster 38. Whelk 2022-10-07 Fisheries and Oceans Canada DFO.MaritimesMPCGIS-MaritimesPCMSIG.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca Economics and IndustryNature and EnvironmentScience and TechnologyMaritimesFishing AtlasCommercial FisheriesFishing areaFisheries managementFishFisheries Maritimes Region Fisheries Atlas: Catch Weight Landings Mapping (2014–2018) on a Hexagon GridPDF https://waves-vagues.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Library/40885690.pdf KMZ - FrenchKMZ https://pacgis01.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/FGPPublic/Maritimes_Fisheries_Atlas_2014_2018/KMZ_fr_atlas_des_peches_des_maritimes_2014_18.zip KMZ - EnglishKMZ https://pacgis01.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/FGPPublic/Maritimes_Fisheries_Atlas_2014_2018/KMZ_en_Maritimes_Fisheries_Atlas_2014_18.zip File GeodatabaseFGDB/GDB https://pacgis01.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/FGPPublic/Maritimes_Fisheries_Atlas_2014_2018/Maritimes_Fisheries_Atlas_2014_2018.gdb.zip ESRI MapsMXD https://pacgis01.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/FGPPublic/Maritimes_Fisheries_Atlas_2014_2018/Maritimes_Fisheries_Atlas_maps.zip Data DictionaryCSV https://pacgis01.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/FGPPublic/Maritimes_Fisheries_Atlas_2014_2018/DataDictionary_dictionnaireDeDonnees.zip English - Maritimes Region Fisheries Atlas: Catch Weight Landings Mapping (2014–2018)ESRI REST https://gisp.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/arcgis/rest/services/FGP/Marine_Fisheries_Atlas_2014_2018/MapServer French - Maritimes Region Fisheries Atlas: Catch Weight Landings Mapping (2014–2018)ESRI REST https://gisp.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/arcgis/rest/services/FGP/Marine_Fisheries_Atlas_2014_2018_fr/MapServer

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. These maps may be used for decision making in coastal and oceans management, including marine spatial planning, environmental emergency response operations and protocols, Marine Stewardship Council certification processes, marine protected area networks, and ecological risk assessment.

These datasets have been filtered to comply with the Government of Canada's privacy policy. Privacy assessments were conducted to identify NAFO unit areas containing data with less than five vessel IDs, licence IDs or fisher IDs. If this threshold was not met, catch weight locations were withheld from these unit areas to protect the identity or activity of individual vessels or companies.

Maps were created for the following species, species groupings and gear types:

  1. Groundfish (all species)

  2. Groundfish Bottom Trawl

  3. Groundfish Gillnet

  4. Groundfish Bottom Longline

  5. Groundfish (quarterly composites Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

  6. Atlantic Cod

  7. Atlantic Cod, Haddock and Pollock

  8. Flatfish

  9. Atlantic Halibut

  10. Greenland Halibut (Turbot)

  11. Hagfish

  12. Cusk

  13. Dogfish

  14. Redfish

  15. Red Hake

  16. Silver Hake

  17. White Hake

  18. Monkfish

  19. Sculpin

  20. Skate

  21. Wolffish

  22. Squid

  23. Herring

  24. Mackerel

  25. Large Pelagics

  26. Bluefin Tuna

  27. Other Tuna

  28. Swordfish

  29. Porbeagle, Mako and Blue Shark

  30. Snow Crab

  31. Other Crab

  32. Scallop

  33. Scallop (quarterly composites Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

  34. Offshore Clam

  35. Shrimp

  36. Offshore Lobster

  37. Disputed Zone Area 38B Lobster

  38. Whelk

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Delivery Point: Bedford Institute of Oceanography, 1 Challenger Drive, PO Box 1106

City: Dartmouth

Administrative Area: Nova Scotia

Postal Code: B2Y 4A2

Country: Canada

Electronic Mail Address: DFO.MaritimesMPCGIS-MaritimesPCMSIG.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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