Enhanced Monitoring of the LAR: Fish Communities

Baseline fish community data collect by Alberta Environment and Parks and Environment and Climate Change Canada as part of a focused study under the Oil Sands Monitoring Program: Enhanced Monitoring of the Lower Athabasca River

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Alternate Title/Name Fish Assemblages; Fish Communities; Fish Inventory; FIsh Taxonomy
Contributor OSM
Publisher AEP, ECCC
Subject Aquatic Biology
Group/Subgroup Fish Communities
Parameters Community Composition, DELTs (deformaties, erosions, lesions, and tumours), body length, body weights, sex
Data Type Discrete
Frequency Annual
Temporal Coverage Begins 2018-09-01
Temporal Coverage Ends
Spatial Coverage
Spatial Projection
Usage Considerations or Constraints Data represents fish communities sampled using a boat-electrofisher. Each site is 2 km in length representing approximately 30 minutes of electrofishing time along the shores of the Athabasca River. Sites may constitute multiple habitat (water depth, water velocity, substrate) types adding to possible variability among sites. Other potential factors contributing to variability include water temperature, water conductivity, and turbidity (visibility). Data represents a single point in time and is not representative of intra-annual variability (i.e seasonal variability in community composition).
Relation http://www.ramp-alberta.org/data/Fisheries/default.aspx
Format XLS
Resouce Type Spreadsheet
OSM Asset? Yes
Contact Email Keegan.Hicks@gov.ab.ca