State of the Scotian Shelf Report

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Type: Report
Year of publication: 2013
Editors: M. MacLean, H. Breeze, J. Walmsley, J. Corkum
Publishing institution: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
City: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Series title: Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Document number: 3074
Pages: 370

The Scotian Shelf is a rich ecosystem characterized by a diversity of marine life, communities and habitats. There are a variety of human activities that occur on the shelf, some year-round and others on a seasonal basis.

The State of the Scotian Shelf Report provides information on priority issues for environmental management, decision-making and education. The report is a modular document made up of a context document and a series of theme papers. The context document provides an introduction to the natural and socio-economic environment, providing an overview of the Scotian Shelf. The theme papers provide a more in-depth look at important issues. The themes were selected based on priorities identified through the Eastern Scotian Shelf Integrated Management Initiative. Theme papers will be updated on a regular basis. This technical report is a compilation of the context document and the theme papers completed to date.

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