BC Ministry of Environment, Oceans and Marine Fisheries Branch
Visit the Traceability page to view “The Requirements, Current Conditions and Readiness for Traceability in the Canadian
Aquaculture Sector and British Columbia's Wild Harvest Sector - March 2010”
BC Seafood.ca: “Integrated Groundfish Program”
BC Species and Ecosystems Explorer (via BC Conservation Data Centre)
The BC Species and Ecosystems Explorer provides authoritative conservation information on approximately 6000 plants and animals,
and over 600 ecological communities (ecosystems) in British Columbia.
Centre for Scientific Advice (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
The Pacific Scientific Advice Review Committee (PSARC) issues science advisory reports that summarize
the status and trends of different stocks of fish, invertebrates and marine mammals in Canada as well
as ecosystem, environmental, species at risk, and management issues.
Coastal Resources Information Management System
The Coastal Resource Information System (CRIMS) displays a diverse range of coastal and marine biophysical and resource information including
shoreline video, climate stations, and fisheries.
Community Mapping Network
The CMN helps communities throughout British Columbia and across Canada to map sensitive habitats and species distributions in aid
of planning for sustainable communities. The CMN uses customized data entry and digitizing tools integrated with links to local
and remote data sets, as well as web map service (WMS) sources, geo-referenced videos, and sensitive habitat inventory and mapping (SHIM) projects.
Denmark’s Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries
As the fifth largest exporter of fish and fish products in the world, Denmark is a leading advocate of sustainable fishing alternatives.
The Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries is committed to using optimal fishing methods, conserving catch, and limiting
discards to help ensure the sustainable development of this sector.
Denmark’s Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries: A New EU Fisheries Policy
In July 2011, the EU Commission proposed a revised Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) to be based on “all fish landed.” For more information,
review the new EU Fisheries Policy on the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries site.
DFO Pacific Fisheries Management
The Pacific Region includes over 27 000 kilometres of coastline along British Columbia and the Yukon Territory, and 560 000 square
kilometres of ocean. The Fisheries and Ocean Canada “Pacific Region” web site provides a range of resources and reference material
on all aspects of the Pacific Region’s commercial, recreational and Aboriginal fisheries.
European Commission: Fisheries
The European Commission's Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries manages two policy areas: integrated maritime policy
and common fisheries policy (CFP). Visit this site to learn more about current events such the European Commission’s latest reforms to the common fisheries policy.
Fisheries and Aquaculture Department: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Integrated Fisheries Monitoring (IFM) refers to the collection and analysis of a wide range of data from the fisheries. IFM encompasses
monitoring, control, and surveillance (MCS), as well as other aspects of monitoring carried out on or by fishing vessels.
Visit FAO’s “Integrated Fisheries Monitoring” page to learn more.
GIS Maps & Data (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
The GIS Maps & Data page offers an interactive mapping utility that includes various layers, such as
catch and effort data provided by Archipelago and BC fisheries.
The HabitatWizard is a map-based tool created for government, industry, and environmental users to spatially access detailed fish and fish habitat
information, including fish observations, fish ranges, obstacles, stream and lake physical information, aerial photography, the watershed atlas,
fish stocking records, and bathymetric mapping for over 2500 lakes.
NOAA Fisheries Service: Bycatch
As part of its National Bycatch Strategy, NOAA's Fisheries Service is committed to implementing conservation and management measures
for living marine resources that will minimize, to the extent practicable, bycatch and the mortality of bycatch that cannot be avoided.
Visit NOAA’s “Bycatch” page to learn more.
NOAA Fisheries Service: Office of Sustainable Fisheries
Around the world, catch shares help to eliminate overfishing and achieve annual catch limits, produce more fish at
lower costs, improve fishermen’s safety and profits, and reduce the negative biological and economic effects of regulated
fisheries that don't use catch share programs. Visit NOAA’s “Catch Shares” page to learn more.
Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area
The Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA) initiative aims to ensure a healthy, safe, and prosperous ocean area
by engaging all interested parties in the collaborative development and implementation of an integrated management plan for PNCIMA.
Scottish Government Catch Quota Scheme
This report builds on the interim report published by Marine Scotland in September 2010 and is intended to focus on the scientific,
economic and compliance aspects of Catch Quota Management using Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM).
Shorezone: Alaska Coastal Inventory and Mapping Project
A valuable resource for coastal managers, ShoreZone provides coastal aerial video surveys with biophysical
classification, all geo-referenced and available to the public through this site.
Transportation Safety Board of Canada: Marine
Use this site to quickly access marine investigation reports, recommendations and assessments of responses, and statistics.