New Brunswick Dept. of the Environment and Local Government - Aquaculture Approvals ProgramEntry ID: gomc_45
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
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
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
Number of Samples Collected: Variable.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA/NESDIS/National Oceanographic Data Center; Multiple contributors
Dataset Title: NODC Standard Format Intertidal/Subtidal (F100) Data (1974-1980)
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Start Date: 1973-01-01Stop Date: 1980-12-31
Use Constraints NOAA and NODC would appreciate recognition as the resource from
which these data were obtained in any publications and/or other
representations of these data.
Data Set Progress
NODC Users Guide. 1992. Washington, DC: US Dept. of Commerce.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-08-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2003-08-13