Science and research

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada provides high quality knowledge, products and scientific advice on Canadian aquatic ecosystems and living resources. From the open ocean to the laboratory, scientists in Canada's Pacific Region conduct research throughout the North Pacific, coastal and interior British Columbia, the Yukon, as well as the Western Arctic.

Fisheries and aquaculture

Fisheries and aquaculture

Research and data supporting fisheries

Freshwater and marine habitats

Freshwater and marine habitats

Researchers at DFO acquire and deliver scientific information for both marine and freshwater environments.

Freshwater fish habitat

Marine fish habitat

Oceans and climate

Oceans and climate

Oceanography and productivity research provides the foundation for assessing the effect of changes in ocean conditions on fish stocks, fish habitat and marine activities. Some of the science in this diverse study area includes: examination of sea surface temperatures, ocean waves, acoustics, remote sensing; El Niño conditions and forecasting; as well as plankton and fish productivity assessments.

Climate and weather

Ocean properties and monitoring

Data

Real-time on-line data

Models

Other data resources

Research facilities

Research facilities

Scientists in Canada's Pacific Region conduct research throughout coastal and interior BC, the Yukon's transboundary rivers, as well as the Western Arctic.

All Center for Scientific Advice Pacific materials are now available at the Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat including:

Each section may be searched or organized by region, for information about the west coast of Canada, please search/select Pacific.

Species research

Species research

Stock status reports and Aquatic Species - PSARC Working Papers are available on the Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat (CSAS) site

More information on aquatic species and the stock assessment program can be found on the Fisheries Management pages.

Marine mammals

Salmon

Groundfish

Groundfish statistics and port sampling

Groundfish

Invertebrates

Shellfish infectious diseases and parasites

Pelagic fish

Pelagic fish

Tide and water levels

Tide and water levels

Approximately one-third of Canada is underwater, and is charted by the Canadian Hydrographic Service. This division of Fisheries and Oceans Canada is responsible for surveying, measuring, describing and charting the physical features of Canada's navigable waterways, whether they are oceans, seas, rivers or lakes.