Canada’s policy for conservation of wild pacific salmon: stream, lake, and estuarine habitat indicators

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Abstract Strategy 2 of the Wild Salmon Policy (WSP) requires an assessment of habitats associated with salmon Conservation Units (CUs) within the Pacific Region. Habitats that support or limit salmon production within CUs are to be identified…

Application of the Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network and reference condition approach to Canada’s Pacific Wild Salmon Policy

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Abstract The strategy for implementing Fisheries and Oceans Canada's Pacific Wild Salmon Policy (WSP) will involve the selection of indicators to assess the quantity and quality of fish habitat. Environment Canada's Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring…

Literature review of habitat productivity models for Pacific salmon species

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Abstract A literature review was undertaken for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to develop a template for habitat status reports as part of the Conservation Unit reporting requirements under the Wild Salmon Policy. The objective…

Results of a peer review workshop on the draft report “Canada’s policy for conservation of wild Pacific salmon: proposed stream, lake, and estuarine habitat indicators; 15-16 January, 2009”

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Abstract A workshop to allow peer review discussion of DFO's draft report "Canada's Policy for Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon: Proposed Stream, Lake, and Estuarine Habitat Indicators" was held in Vancouver, BC, on January 15-16, 2009. Strategy…

Refining habitat indicators for Strategy 2 of the Wild Salmon Policy: practical assessment of indicators

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Abstract Canada's Policy for Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon (a.k.a. the Wild Salmon Policy, WSP) was released in June 2005 (DFO 2005). The overarching goal of the Policy is to restore and maintain healthy and diverse salmon populations…

Advisory: implementing the habitat and ecosystem components of DFO’s Wild Salmon Policy

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Abstract This advisory is intended to assist the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and their implementation partners in executing the habitat and ecosystem components of the Wild Salmon Policy. The challenge for the Minister in developing an…

Selection and use of indicators to measure the habitat status of wild Pacific salmon

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Abstract G.A. Packman & Associates and Winsby Environmental Services were retained by the Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council (PFRCC) to complete a review of background information relevant to the selection of habitat indicators…