Phytoplankton Monitoring
Entry ID: gomc_46

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Summary
Abstract: The Government of Canada administers the Canadian Shellfish Sanitation
Program (CSSP) to protect public health by routinely monitoring water quality
in shellfish harvesting areas and toxin levels in shellfish. Some areas may be
closed due to the presence of natural biotoxins produced by tiny marine
organisms. The most significant of these toxins are those that are responsible
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Purpose: To collect baseline date for phytoplankton populations, with
particular emphasis on species that cause harm.

Sponsor: Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Additional Information OR Comments: Program information sheet:
http://www.mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/communications/maritimes/back05e/B-MAR...
Related URL
Description: Additional information about this monitoring program and data are available
from this web site. Compiled data only available through 2000.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 45.03   S: 44.48   E: -66.19   W: -66.96

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1987-01-01
Data Resolution
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 30 meters
Quality Yes
Access Constraints None noted.
Use Constraints The material on this site is covered by the provisions of the Copyright Act, by
Canadian laws, policies, regulations and international agreements. Such
provisions serve to identify the information source and, in specific instances,
to prohibit reproduction of materials without written permission.
Non-commercial Reproduction

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Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Originating Center
Data Center
St. Andrews Biological Station, Maritimes Region, Fisheries and Oceans, Canada Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/sabs/index-e.htm

Data Center Personnel
Name: JENNIFER MARTIN
Phone: (506) 529-5921
Email: martinjl at mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Biological Station
531 Brandy Cove Road
City: St. Andrews
Province or State: New Brunswick
Postal Code: E5B 2L9
Country: Canada
Distribution
Distribution Media: Hard copy only
Distribution Format: Hard copy only
Fees: none noted
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (506) 529-5921
Email: martinjl at mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Biological Station
531 Brandy Cove Road
City: St. Andrews
Province or State: New Brunswick
Postal Code: E5B 2L9
Country: Canada
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2007-03-06
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