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Pacific Biological Station

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Works: 1,888 works in 3,127 publications in 1 language and 21,382 library holdings
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Classifications: SH171, 597.02330971
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Synopsis of the parasites of fishes of Canada by T. E McDonald( )
7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Northern resident killer whales of British Columbia : photo-identification catalogue and population status to 2010 by Graeme M Ellis( )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 87 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( )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 83 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
2008 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
Progress reports of the Pacific Coast stations by Fisheries Research Board of Canada( )
in English and held by 73 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 61 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
Survey of northern abalone, Haliotis kamtschatkana, populations in LotbinieĢ€re Bay, British Columbia, March 2000 by B. G Lucas( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A survey was conducted, during March 23 - 27, 2000, to provide an estimate of population numbers of mature emergent northern abalone in Lotbiniere Bay, British Columbia, an area where abalone were historically abundant. Abalone shell lengths (SL) ranged from 19 to 130 mm. The estimated mean density for abalone of all sizes was 0.29/m². The estimated mean density for abalone 90 - 110 mm SL was 0.08/m². The estimated mean total population number (and 90% confidence interval) of emergent abalone for all sizes was 1,786,000 (1,618,0001,953,000). The mean total population number (and 90% confidence interval) of emergent abalone in the 90 - 110 mm SL size range was estimated for Lotbiniere Bay to be 477,000 (432,000 - 522,000)
Mark-recapture experiment for the 2009 chinook salmon spawning escapement in the Atnarko River ( )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two-sample, closed population estimates of spawning escapement in Pacific salmon populations have constituted a common practice. This pooled-Petersen markrecapture approach seems appropriate for cases where closed-population assumptions are met, but could ignore major bias sources if violations to these assumptions are overlooked. In addition, the richness of information commonly generated by many Pacific salmon mark-recapture studies is not being utilized when following a pooled- Petersen protocol, therefore missing important opportunities to enrich our knowledge of salmon ecology. 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. Spawning escapements of 3,593 (95% CI: 3,077 - 4,108) females, 5,636 (95% CI: 4,640 - 6,632) males, and 1,532 (95% CI: 1,028 - 2,035) jacks were estimated with the Petersen model for a total spawning escapement of 10,761 (95% CI: 8,745 - 12,775; CV = 5.7%) fish. These numbers exclude the fish removed from the system for hatchery purposes (969). Using the maximum likelihood model selection approach, closure assumptions were violated and best open-population escapement estimates for females, males, and jacks were 8,232 (SE: 615.2), 7,877 (SE: 513.2), and 4,159 (SE: 796.5), respectively, for a total escapement estimate of 20,268 (95% CI: 16,985 - 24,601; CV = 9.5%). These numbers represent the fish escaping the terminal fisheries and entering the study area and include the fish removed from the system for hatchery purposes (969) and their removal's effect on capture probabilities. Accounting for the survival rates of Chinook salmon within the study period (0.95 for females, 0.94 for males, and 0.95 for jacks) left an average of 19,157 total effective natural spawners. The analysis of scales from a sample of salmon carcasses indicated that about 80% of the spawners consisted of age-3 and age-4 individuals with 100% of the age-3 fish and 91.4% of the age-4 fish exhibiting ocean-type life history. Only 37.9% of the age-5 fish and 28.6% of the age-6 fish exhibited this life history type. The analysis of coded-wire-tag data from a sample of adipose-fin-clipped carcasses indicated that 37.0% of the females, 50.6% of the males, and 61.4% of the jacks in the spawning escapement were of hatchery origin, which translated into an overall hatchery contribution of 49%. Important sources of uncertainty in the mark-recapture experiment of the 2009 Atnarko Chinook spawning escapement were associated to a high tag-loss rate, inconsistencies in the record of recaptures and losses-on-capture, and the return to the system of fish previously removed for hatchery purposes. Although these factors influence escapement estimates of mark-recapture experiments in general, they are particularly crucial in analyses dependent on individual encounter histories. The identification of these issues is expected to improve the reliability of spawning escapement estimates derived from robust analytical approaches in future years. It is herein argued that the intensive and extensive sampling effort currently at work in the Atnarko should be capitalized on by following an experimental approach characterized by the evaluation of closure assumptions, mark-recapture model selection, and the optimization of the use of information
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
A manual for Dungeness crab surveys in British Columbia ( )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 59 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
Catch history reconstruction for rockfish (Sebastes spp.) caught in British Columbia coastal waters by R Haigh( )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 58 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
Central Coast juvenile herring survey, August 2009 by M Thompson( )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 58 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
State of the ocean report for the Pacific north coast integrated ocean management area (PNCIMA) by James R Irvine( )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 57 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
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( )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 57 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
Strait of Georgia juvenile herring survey, September 2010 by M Thompson( )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 56 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
A biological synopsis of smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) ( )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This synopsis reviews biological information on the smallmouth bass in support of a risk assessment evaluating the impacts of its expansion into non-native areas of Canada. Smallmouth bass is native to the fresh waters of eastern-central North America. Its North American expansion started in the late 1800s and it is now one of the most widely distributed fishes in the world, mainly because of its popularity among anglers. Smallmouth bass usually reside in the littoral zone of clear lakes and slower moving rivers. Juvenile bass > 50mm TL are piscivorous, as are adult fish, and their diet is comprised of crayfish, minnows and other fish and amphibians. Introduced bass can have significant impacts on native fish communities through predation, especially for small-bodied fish such as minnows and salmonids and can cause the extirpation of some populations
Central coast juvenile herring survey, August 2010 by M Thompson( )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 55 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
Report on a Canadian commercial fishery for flying squid using drifting gill nets off the coast of British Columbia by S. M. C Robinson( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biological synopsis of walleye (Sander vitreus) by G. F Hartman( )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This synopsis reviews biological information on the walleye in support of a risk assessment evaluating the impacts of its expansion into non-native areas of Canada. Walleye is a fecund piscivore widely distributed in North America from about 32° to 68° north latitude. Large, shallow, turbid lakes are optimal. Walleye are top predators and will eat almost any living organism they can get into their mouths. Yellow perch are the main prey. While much sought by anglers, walleye also supports substantial commercial fisheries. Walleye have been heavily stocked across North America for 120 years, to establish new populations, supplement existing stocks, or for put-and-take fisheries. The ecosystem effects of these introductions have been wide-ranging and are difficult to predict or control. Introduction of walleye may affect other fish through competition, predation, or by altering species composition. In western reservoirs, such as in the Columbia, walleye predation may be a serious problem for salmonids
User manual for NetworkDistances 1.0 calculating network-wise distances between habitat patches for spatially restricted species by M. H Grinnell( )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We develop an approach to calculate distances along network lines between habitat patches using NetworkDistances version 1.0. The NetworkDistances code is an optional extension to the GRIP2 script for species that are restricted to moving along de ned networks (e.g., rivers). For these species, the Euclidean distance may under- estimate the actual distance between patches, which may in uence patch dynamics. To more accurately re ect reality, we calculate the shortest 'along the network' distance between connected patches using NetworkDistances, and apply our analysis to a stream-dwelling minnow, the redside dace (Clinostomus elongatus)
 
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controlled identity Fisheries 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 Station biologique du Pacifique
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