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Pacific Biological Station (1972- )

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Works: 2,078 works in 4,234 publications in 1 language and 26,379 library holdings
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Classifications: SH223, 639.2
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Pacific herring coded wire tagging study : 2005 recoveries by L Flostrand( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The application of coded wire tags (CWT) in Pacific herring began in 1999 and tag recovery from searching roe herring catches began in 2000. The primary purpose of the multi-year tagging study is to increase understanding of herring stock structure and inter-annual fidelity to spawning sites. Characterizing spatial and temporal patterns of spawning behaviour is critical to the effective management of the resource. This report summarises results of the 2003 Pacific herring CWT release and recovery work. The results from tagging spawning Pacific herring in British Columbia during March and April of 2003 and searching commercial roe herring catches in 2003 to recover tags are presented. Observed tag recovery data were related to roe herring catches and tag search efforts.--Document
Progress reports of the Pacific Coast stations by Fisheries Research Board of Canada( )

in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marine survival forecast of southern British Columbia coho by S. J Baillie( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploratory intertidal bivalve surveys in British Columbia--2004 by G. E Gillespie( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Results of exploratory intertidal clam surveys carried out in 2002 to assess populations of commercially important clams, exotic varnish clams, Nuttallia obscurata and native Olympia oysters, Ostrea conchaphila, on selected beaches in British Columbia (B.C.) are presented. These surveys were a continuation of exploratory clam surveys initiated in 1990 to assess intertidal clam resources in the North and Central Coasts. These surveys were expanded to include exploratory work in the South Coast to map varnish clam dispersal and distribution of native Olympia oysters
Synopsis of the parasites of fishes of Canada by T. E McDonald( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canadian-Japanese experimental fishery for oceanic squid off British Columbia, summer 1983 by N. A Sloan( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Circular by Fisheries Research Board of Canada( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passive acoustic monitoring of large whales in offshore waters of British Columbia( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two deployments of a submersible, autonomous recording instrument were undertaken off the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, to assess patterns of cetacean occurrence. One deployment was at Union Seamount in 2006, and the other at La Perouse Bank in 2007. The instrument recorded sound between 5 and 1000 Hz, a frequency range that is sufficient to record the vocalizations of the large whale species known to occur in British Columbia waters, including humpback, fin, sei, grey, blue, minke and North Pacific right whales (baleen whales), and the sperm whale (a toothed whale).--Includes text from document
Time and size at release experiment : four releases of three size categories of juvenile chinook salmon from the Quinsam Hatchery in the spring of 1983 by H. T Bilton( Book )

20 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report provides background information required to assess the results of an experiment at the Quinsam River production hatchery, Campbell River, B.C. The experiment is designed to measure the effects of time and size at release of juvenile chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) on their subsequent survival, growth, distribution, and age at maturity. Information from samples collected just prior to release on lengths, weights, sex composition, health, body composition, and ability of released fish to adapt to sea water is given. The report has been divided into five major sections: smolt releases; disease; sea-water challenge tests; numbers of tagged juveniles recovered by the Coastal Habitat group; lipid, protein, and moisture content of fish released; recoveries in estuary sampling; and body composition.--Document
Northern resident killer whales of British Columbia : photo-identification catalogue and population status to 2010 by Graeme M Ellis( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Field studies of the life history and ecology of killer whale populations off Canada's Pacific coast have been conducted annually since 1973. These studies are based on the identification of individual whales from photographs of permanent, natural markings. In this report, we summarize abundance trends in the northern resident killer whale population between 1974 and 2010, and provide an updated photo-identification catalogue of individuals in this population, displayed in a matrilineal framework. At the conclusion of the 2010 field season, the population was composed of the 3 clans, 16 pods, and 35 matrilines, with 261 individuals alive (plus four missing and possibly dead). The population is currently more than twice its size in 1974, representing an average annual increase of 2.1%. Continued population monitoring by photo-identification is a key research activity in the recovery strategy for this Threatened population
Proceedings of the 2010 Trinational Pacific Sardine Forum by Trinational Pacific Sardine Forum( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 11th annual Trinational Pacific sardine forum was held in November of 2010 in Victoria, British Columbia, bringing together scientists, fishery managers and fishing industry representatives from Mexico, the United States and Canada to share information and research findings related to the sardine resource off the west coast of North America. There were 23 oral presentations given and 19 abstracts were submitted, which are included in the proceedings. The proceedings also include regional sardine fishing reports representing recent (e.g. 2009-2010) fishing activity in Mexico, the United States and Canada and regional sardine biomass reports representing recent abundance trends in the United States and Canada. Notes from working groups are also included pertaining to: 1) research projects, methods and results related to characterising stock status, 2) information related to characterising stock composition, structure and migration, and 3) industry trends, research interests and concerns."--Document
Mark-recapture experiment for the 2009 chinook salmon spawning escapement in the Atnarko River( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The main goals of this paper are: (i) to provide an estimate of the 2009 Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) spawning escapement in the Atnarko River applying the standard pooled-Petersen mark-recapture experiment; (ii) to apply an alternative and robust approach to spawning escapement estimation within a model selection framework encompassing suites of open-population and closed-population maximum likelihood estimators based on individual encounter histories and formal testing of primary closed-population assumptions; and, (iii) to demonstrate the use of information provided by individual encounter histories from mark-recapture experiments allowing the reconstruction of migration phenologies and the estimation of stream residence times."--Document
Field verification of historic records of Olympia oysters (Ostrea lurida Carpenter, 1864) in British Columbia, 2009 by L. M Stanton( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Olympia oyster, Ostrea lurida Carpenter, 1864, was designated as Special Concern by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) in 2000 and listed under the Canadian Species At Risk Act in 2003. An updated status report is required by COSEWIC in 2010, and surveys to verify historic records of the species were conducted in 2009. Investigators visited 98 beaches in southern British Columbia between April and August 2009 looking for presence (live individuals and/or shells) of Olympia oysters. Olympia oysters were found at 74 locations, 76 % of all sites examined. Three geographic areas were surveyed: West Coast Vancouver Island (Barkley, Clayoquot and Nootka Sounds), Strait of Georgia (eastern coast of Vancouver Island from Goldstream to Comox, Mainland Inlets/Sunshine Coast and Boundary Bay) and the Strait of Juan de Fuca (Victoria, Esquimalt and Sooke). Generally, O. lurida was found to be widespread and abundant on the west coast of Vancouver Island, with populations forming dense reefs in many locations. The species was widespread in the Strait of Georgia, but abundance was relatively low and oysters tended to occupy cryptic habitats. Exceptions included moderately dense populations in Ladysmith Harbour, Hotham Sound and Jervis Inlet. The Gorge Waterway in Victoria Harbour was found to support abundant populations both in the intertidal and subtidal zones, with abundance increasing with depth. Previous observations of subtidal Olympia oyster reefs forming three-dimensional reef structures in the Gorge Waterway were confirmed. Further surveys are required on the north-western coast of Vancouver Island, Johnstone and Queen Charlotte Straits and North Coast to supplement the understanding of the distribution and abundance of the this species in British Columbia
Catch history reconstruction for rockfish (Sebastes spp.) caught in British Columbia coastal waters by R Haigh( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This technical report provides a detailed algorithm on how to reconstruct annual commercial catches of any Sebastes species for British Columbia during the years 1918 to the present. Reconstructed catches are used in population models as the primary source of mortality due to commercial fishing. The reconstruction presented here makes use of eight historical sources of generic rockfish catch and seven modern sources of specific rockfish catch. Ratios derived from years when the commercial fleets experienced observer coverage and individual vessel quota management inform the reconstruction procedure on how to estimate catches of individual Sebastes species relative to those of 'total rockfish' or 'rockfish other than Pacific Ocean Perch'. Ratios also inform the procedure on how to estimate discards. While modern catch statistics require virtually no estimation, earlier time periods (especially prior to 1996) rely increasingly on estimation the further back the reconstruction occurs. The procedure contains many assumptions; however, it essentially automates a laborious compilation process that was previously done manually. The algorithm when launched from the R statistical platform requires less than five minutes to reconstruct a catch history for a single Sebastes species
A manual for Dungeness crab surveys in British Columbia( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This manual describes a protocol for Dungeness crab (Metacarcinus magister) trap surveys. In British Columbia (BC) Dungeness crab is a valuable marine fishery resource for First Nation, commercial, and recreational sectors, and there is increasing interest in conducting stock assessment surveys of this species. Over several decades, biologists employed by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) in the Pacific region have developed Dungeness crab survey protocols. Standardizing crab surveys coast-wide will improve data quality and ensure those data collected at different time intervals and from different areas are comparable. We discuss survey sampling issues and fishing gear. We describe how to collect biological information (sex, shell condition, injuries, mating marks, size, weight, and egg color) from living crabs. Templates and coding instructions are provided for recording fishing gear, crab biological, and bycatch information on data sheets and electronically in a custom designed Microsoft Access database
Potential for using multivariate autoregressive models to investigate dynamics or British Columbia groundfish communities, including appraisal of the LAMBDA software package by S. J Keightley( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multivariate autoregressive (MAR) models are a relatively new modelling technique, and are used in ecology to estimate interactions between multiple biotic and abiotic factors within an ecosystem. Initial applications have focussed on freshwater systems. Recently, MAR models have been constructed to examine marine community dynamics. This technical report explores how MAR models could be applied to time series for groundfish populations along the coast of British Columbia, Canada. As a pilot study, we implemented MAR models, using information on ocean conditions and estimates of recruitment from stock assessments, to investigate recruitment patterns for four species of groundfish: Pacific ocean perch Sebastes alutus, canary rockfish S. pinniger, Pacific hake Merluccius productus and sablefish Anoplopoma fimbria. MAR models were implemented using the software package LAMBDA. While there are similarities between published hypotheses for drivers of recruitment and our outputs from LAMBDA for the species investigated, we are apprehensive in making generalizations about the usefulness of the LAMBDA software applied to recruitment time series. For future work, we recommend looking into the state-space approaches currently under development. These approaches can better incorporate estimates of uncertainty that are routinely calculated in groundfish stock assessments
Central Coast juvenile herring survey, August 2009 by M Thompson( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2009, a Central Coast juvenile herring survey was conducted from August 9-21. Sixty sets were made at 13 locations within Statistical Management Areas 6, 7, 8 and 9. The study area extended from Meyers Passage in the north to Rivers Inlet in the south. The survey serves to address information gaps on the distribution, abundance, size and feeding habits of juvenile herring in these nearshore, northern waters. Fourteen species of fish were identified in all purse seine catches with Pacific herring (Clupea pallasi) being the most frequently encountered species. A total of 4669 herring were measured resulting in a length frequency distribution that was distinctly bimodal representing age-0+ and age-1+ fish. Age-0+, age-1+, and age-2+ or older herring occurred in 65.0, 80.0, and 40.0% of the sets, respectively. Two oblique plankton tows were performed at each of the 13 locations resulting in a total of 26 tows during the survey. Acartia longimeres, larval euphausiids and Pseudocalanus sp. occurred in all samples, and Acartia longimeres and Pseudocalanus sp. showed up in the largest biomass. Twenty-six CTD casts also were performed during the survey to document oceanographic conditions
Strait of Georgia juvenile herring survey, September 2010 by M Thompson( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document is a summary of a juvenile herring survey conducted in the Strait of Georgia during September 2010. This is an annual survey, started in 1990, and it is done to estimate the density and relative abundance of the juvenile herring population as a potential indicator of recruitment before they have joined the spawning stock. This document provides the methods used in the survey, as well as the results from it and conclusions made. The tables given provide statistical analyses of various information pieces, including location, species number and weight, and number of fish sampled.--Includes text from document
State of the ocean report for the Pacific north coast integrated ocean management area (PNCIMA) by J. R Irvine( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As part of a national ecosystem review of large ocean management areas, this report examines the marine ecosystem of the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA). PNCIMA encompasses approximately 102,000 km2 from the edge of the continental shelf east to the British Columbia mainland. The region extends from the British Columbia-Alaska border south to Bute Inlet on the mainland, across to Campbell River on the east side of Vancouver Island and the Brooks Peninsula on the west side of Vancouver Island. This report updates information from a major 2007 review."--Document
Central Coast juvenile herring survey, August 2010 by M Thompson( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2010, a Central Coast juvenile herring survey was conducted from August 8-20. Sixty-four sets were made at 13 locations within Statistical Management Areas 6, 7, 8 and 9. The study area extended from Meyers Passage in the north to Rivers Inlet in the south. The survey serves to address information gaps on the distribution, abundance, size and feeding habits of juvenile herring in these nearshore, northern waters."--Document
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityFisheries Research Board of Canada. Biological Station (Nanaimo, B.C.)

Canada. Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Biological Sciences Branch. Pacific Biological Station

Canada. Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Fisheries Research Branch. Pacific Biological Station

Canada. Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Pacific Biological Station

Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans Pacific Region Pacific Biological Station

Canada. Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Resource Services Branch. Pacific Biological Station

Canada. Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans. Biological Sciences Branch. Pacific Biological Station

Canada. Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans. Fisheries Research Branch. Pacific Biological Station

Canada. Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans. Pacific Biological Station

Canada. Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans. Pacific Region. Biological Sciences Branch. Pacific Biological Station

Canada. Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans. Pacific Region. Fisheries Research Branch. Pacific Biological Station

Canada. Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans. Pacific Region. Pacific Biological Station

Canada. Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans. Pacific Region. Resource Services Branch. Pacific Biological Station

Canada. Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans. Pacific Region. Science Branch. Pacific Biological Station

Canada. Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans. Resource Services Branch. Pacific Biological Station

Canada. Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans. Science. Pacific Region. Pacific Biological Station

Canada. Fisheries and Marine Service. Pacific Biological Station

Canada. Fisheries and Marine Service. Pacific Region. Research and Resource Services. Pacific Biological Station

Canada. Fisheries and Marine Service. Pacific Region. Resource Services Branch. Pacific Biological Station

Canada Fisheries and Marine Service Research and Development Directorate Pacific Biological Station

Canada Fisheries and Marine Service Research and Development Directorate Station de Biologie du Pacifique

Canada. Fisheries Research Board. Pacific Biological Station

Canada. Fisheries Research Branch. Pacific Biological Station

Canada. Ministère des pêches et des océans. Région du Pacifique. Station biologique du Pacifique

Canada. Ministère des pêches et des océans. Sciences. Région du Pacifique. Station biologique du Pacifique

Canada. Ministère des pêches et des océans. Station biologique du Pacifique

Canada Pacific Biological Station

Canada. Pacific Biological Station (1972- )

Canada Station biologique du Pacifique

Canada Station de Biologie du Pacifique

Fisheries Research Board of Canada Pacific Biological Station

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Station de biologie du Pacifique

Station de Biologie du Pacifique Nanaimo, British Columbia

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