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DFO Central and Arctic Multi-species Stock Assessment Surveys (OBIS Canada)
Entry ID: OBIS.DFO_CnA_MultispeciesSurveys

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Abstract: The DFO Central and Arctic Region multi-species stock assessment surveys began in 1999 and planned to continue indefinitely. Seven study areas are defined within the spatial extents outlined here; northern NAFO 0A, southern NAFO 0A, SFA0, SFA1, SFA3 and western Hudson Strait. The study area surveyed varies from year to year. Details of this specific survey are described below.

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Purpose: The survey collects fishery-independent information necessary for the assessment of stock status for the commercial exploited species, northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis) and striped shrimp (Pandalus montagui) and Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides), in SFA3. The surveys also provides distribution and abundance information on all species collected in the trawls and environmental monitoring in these northern areas.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 63.0   S: 58.0   E: -63.7   W: -70.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Siferd, Tim
Dataset Title: Central and Arctic Multi-Species Stock Assessment Surveys
Dataset Series Name: OBIS Canada Digital Collections
Dataset Release Date: 2010
Dataset Release Place: Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dataset Publisher: OBIS Canada
Version: 1
Data Presentation Form: Digital
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-10-12
Stop Date: 2007-10-25
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Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers University
71 Dudley Road
City: New Brunswick
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08901-8521
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None
Email: tim.siferd at
Contact Address:
501 University Cr., FWI
City: Winnipeg
Province or State: Manitoba
Postal Code: R3T 2N6
Country: Canada
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23

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