The Nearshore Fish Fauna of Bonne Bay, a Fjord within Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

Currie, Jens J. and Wroblewski, Joseph S. and Methven, David Alan and Hooper, Robert G. (2009) The Nearshore Fish Fauna of Bonne Bay, a Fjord within Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland. Project Report. Community-University Research for Recovery Alliance (CURRA), Memorial Univeristy.

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A standardized survey of the nearshore fish fauna of Bonne Bay, a fjord within Gros Morne National Park in western Newfoundland, was conducted using beach seines, gill-nets and bottom trawls during the month of June over a seven year period (2002- 2008). The survey documents the presence of 31 fish species (in 17 taxonomic families). Sampling sites varied in benthic habitat and associated fish assemblages. Both juvenile and adult life history stages of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) were present in Bonne Bay, suggesting the presence of a local population or “bay cod stock”. Acadian redfish (Sebastes fasciatus) live in the bay, and may be members of a genetically differentiable population of redfish. Striped wolfish (Anarhichas lupus), a fish species protected under Canada’s Species at Risk Act (SARA), inhabits Bonne Bay. Surrounded by Gros Morne National Park, this bay with a diverse fish fauna is a focus of local stewardship and conservation efforts.

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Item Type: Report (Project Report)
Item ID: 201
Department(s): Science, Faculty of > Biology
Science, Faculty of > Ocean Sciences
Date: September 2009
Date Type: Publication
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