New Brunswick Dept. of the Environment and Local Government - Aquaculture Approvals Program
Entry ID: gomc_45

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Summary
Abstract: The Program provides a yearly assessment of the benthic sediment
conditions directly below marine finfish aquaculture facilities in New
Brunswick. The program was implemented in 2002 and will continue for the
foreseeable future. The program may change over time as need arises.

Waterbody or Watershed Names: Passamaquoddy Bay; West Isles Region


Purpose: To determine the compliance status of each marine finfish aquaculture
facility with respect to the environmental quality limits imposed by each
facility's Approval to Operate (Water Quality Regulation - New Brunswick Clean
Environment Act).

Sponsor: Province of New Brunswick. New Brunswick aquaculture site operators,
as a legal requirement for regulatory Approval

Additional Information OR Comments: This program is a revised version of an
earlier program carried out by the New Brunswick Department of Agriculture
Fisheries and Aquaculture.

Materials and Methods: Sampling is conducted by marine aquaculture site
operators or their consultants. All work is required to be carried out in
accordance with a detailed Standard Operating Practices document that was
designed around the methodology of Wildis et al. (1999).

Oxidation-Reduction Potential normalized to the hydrogen electrode (Redox
reported in mVNHE). Sulfide concentration (reported by micromolar
concentration). Visual assessment by dive team. Video recording of benthic
conditions.

Sample Site Locations: Sampling is required at each of the active marine
finfish aquaculture sites in the province of New Brunswick. The actual number
of active sites will vary yearly. Each site is required to establish transects
below the net-pen structures in accordance with the Department's Standard
Operating Practices?. There is a minimum of two transects per site, with each
transect yielding three sample points with multiple subsamples depending on
sediment depth.

Number of Samples Collected: Variable.

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secretariat.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 87.61 S: 37.3  E: -48.11  W: -145.27

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-01-01


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MAINE
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NEW BRUNSWICK


Science Keywords
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS >SEDIMENT CHEMISTRY    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ECONOMIC RESOURCES >AQUACULTURE PRODUCTION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
OCEANS


Project
GOMMP >Gulf of Maine Monitoring Programs    [Information]


Quality
program in place.


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Keywords
Benthic sediment
Sediment Quality


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Aquaculture Coordination Office, Maritimes Region, Fisheries and Oceans, Canada    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/aqucrd/home.html

Data Center Personnel
Name: DARRELL WELLES
Phone: (902) 426-3231
Fax: (506) 453-2390
Email: darrell.welles at gnb.ca
Contact Address:
P.O. Box 6000
City: Fredericton
Province or State: NB
Postal Code: E3B 5H1
Country: CANADA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online Internet (HTTP)
Fees: none noted


Personnel
DARRELL WELLES
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (902) 426-3231
Fax: (506) 453-2390
Email: darrell.welles at gnb.ca
Contact Address:
P.O. Box 6000
City: Fredericton
Province or State: NB
Postal Code: E3B 5H1
Country: CANADA


Publications/References
Wildis, D. J., Akagi, H. M., Hamilton, N., and Hargrave, B.T. 1999. A
Recommended Method for Monitoring Sediments to Detect Organic Enrichment from
Mariculture in the Bay of Fundy. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 2286:31p.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-11-29

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