State of the Scotian Shelf
The Scotian Shelf is a 700 kilometre long section of the Continental Shelf, situated between the Laurentian Channel on the northeast and the Northeast Channel/Fundian Channel on the southwest. Large shallow banks are found on the outer part of the shelf, with basins and smaller banks in the middle and inner shelf. The Scotian Shelf is a rich ecosystem characterized by a diversity of marine life, communities and habitats. The Scotian Shelf is also alive with ocean activity. There are a variety of human activities that occur on the shelf both on a year-round and seasonal basis.
The State of the Scotian Shelf Report is a living document made up of a context document and a series of theme or issue papers.
The context document, The Scotian Shelf in Context, provides an introduction to the natural and socio-economic environment, and provides an overview of the Scotian Shelf, particularly for those readers who are not familiar with the region.
The theme papers provide a more in-depth look at important issues and fall under these categories:
The theme papers are based on priorities identified through the Eastern Scotian Shelf Integrated Management Initiative. They will be developed incrementally during 2011 and 2012 and after that will be regularly updated at time intervals appropriate to each issue. The structure of the papers follows the driving forces-pressure-state-impacts-response (DPSIR) framework.
The project is directed by a Steering Committee. If you have any questions on the State of the Scotian Shelf Report or would like to be involved in writing a theme paper, please contact:
Heather Breeze (Project Coordinator)
Tel: (902) 426-9851
The State of the Scotian Shelf Report is funded by:
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