Nearshore Fish Habitat Inventory
Fisheries and Oceans
Canada defines fish habitat as all areas that fish depend on directly or
indirectly throughout their life stages. It includes spawning grounds
and nursery, rearing,
food supply and migration areas. The nearshore of Severn Sound is a
dynamic system, with substrate, aquatic vegetation community composition
and water levels changing over time.
The purpose of SSEA’s Nearshore Fish Habitat Evaluation Project
is to inventory fish habitat in selected nearshore areas of Severn Sound
and produce a Fish Habitat Management Plan that will provide local
and review agencies with current information on nearshore habitat
conditions. This will allow for greater protection of fish habitat in
the context of fluctuating water levels, and identify opportunities for
habitat enhancement initiatives.
For more information on SSEA fish habitat evaluations, contact:
Michelle Hudolin, Wetlands & Habitat Biologist
705-527-5166 ext. 202
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