Atlantic Canada Shellfish Water Quality Protection Program
Entry ID: gomc_16

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Summary
Abstract: Monitoring data and results are published in departmental reports.
This program is designed to protect consumers of shellfish from health hazards
associated with bacterial contamination through the monitoring of shellfish
growing waters. The water sampling program along the New Brunswick coastline
of Gulf of Maine is carried out under the cooperative bacterial monitoring
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Purpose: The purpose of the CSSP is to ensure that all bivalve molluscan
shellfish growing areas meet approved federal water quality criteria, that
pollution sources to these areas are identified and that all shellfish for
human consumption are harvested, transported and processed in an approved
manner.

Sponsor: Environment Canada

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Description: Additional information about this monitoring program and data are available
from this web site.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 51.94   S: 43.26   E: -52.43   W: -66.99

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1948-01-01
ISO Topic Category
Quality The Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program (CSSP) follows closely the American
National Shellfish Sanitation Program (NSSP) guidelines.
Access Constraints Materials on this Web Site have been produced and/or compiled by Environment
Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information
about the programs and services offered by the Government of Canada (GoC).
Use Constraints Much of the material on this site is covered by the Copyright Act, by Canadian
laws, policies, regulations and by international agreements. Such copyright
serves to identify the information source and, in specific instances, to
prohibit reproduction of materials without written permission.
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Originating Center
Data Center
Atlantic Region, Environmental Protection Branch, Environment Canada Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.ns.ec.gc.ca/epb/

Data Center Personnel
Name: JOSEPH KOZAK
Phone: (902) 426-3664
Fax: (506) 451-6010
Email: joe.kozak at ec.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Environment Canada
Burrard Building 401 Burrard Street
City: Vancouver
Province or State: British Columbia
Postal Code: V6C 3C5
Country: Canada
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online Internet (HTTP)
Distribution Format: JPEG
Fees: No
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (902) 426-3664
Fax: (506) 451-6010
Email: joe.kozak at ec.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Environment Canada
Burrard Building 401 Burrard Street
City: Vancouver
Province or State: British Columbia
Postal Code: V6C 3C5
Country: Canada
Publications/References
Recommended Procedures for the Examination of Sea Water and Shellfish, American
Public Health Association (1970), Standard Methods for the Examination of Water
and Wastewater, APHA, (1999) National Shellfish Sanitation Program (1995),
Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program, Manual of Operations (1992)
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-14
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