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Aquatic invasive species (AIS) program of the eastern Atlantic coast from 2006 to 2018 - Data from Québec's region.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada established a program to monitor aquatic invasive species (AIS) on the eastern Atlantic coast from 2006 to 2018 (activities into the five Atlantic provinces). The data in this database are those of the Quebec region, whose territory is divided into three maritime sectors: Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Gaspésie and Côte-Nord of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The objectives of this program are to detect new AIS as soon as possible, to monitor their spread, and minimize the risk of their introduction and dispersal through raising awareness of the issue and rapid response. The AIS monitoring program covers nine species, including 7 tunicates, one bryozoan and one crustacean. For more information, please see the data context.

Parameters: presence / absence, percentage of coverage (settlement collectors), water temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen.

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada. (YEAR(s) of the downloaded data set). Database from the aquatic invasive species monitoring program in Québec. Data published on St. Lawrence Global Observatory-SLGO. []. Access date: [YYYY-MM-DD].


Use report source identification + " Published on St. Lawrence Global Observatory-SLGO. []. Access date: [YYYY-MM-DD]."

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Additional Info

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Author Pêches et Océans Canada
Maintainer Nathalie Simard
Last Updated March 20, 2019, 13:44 (EDT)
Created March 27, 2017, 09:16 (EDT)
Couverture temporelle 2006/2018
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