Coast of Bays Metrics: Geography, Hydrology and Physical Oceanography of an Aquaculture Area of the South Coast of Newfoundland

Upon a recent rapid increase of the finfish aquaculture industry in the Coast of Bays, an area of the South Coast of Newfoundland (nine fold production growth from 2003 to 2013), Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) carried out a research project to better understand the physical oceanography of the area.

The data provided explains an oceanographic knowledge baseline of the Coast of Bays (i.e., data and analyses) to help manage and ensure the sustainable growth of the aquaculture industry. Bathymetric, topographic and hydrologic data as well as sea water temperature, tides and wind data were used to determine the geographic, hydrologic and oceanographic characteristics of the area. The area includes five major bays where the aquaculture activities are currently occurring or planned.

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Last Updated July 22, 2019, 06:39 (CDT)
Created July 21, 2019, 01:46 (CDT)