Aquatic invasive species (AIS) program of the eastern Atlantic coast from 2006 to 2019 - Data from Québec's region.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada established a program to monitor aquatic invasive species (AIS) on the eastern Atlantic coast from 2006 to 2019 (activities into the five Atlantic provinces). The data in this database are those of the Quebec region, whose territory is divided into three maritime sectors: Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Gaspésie and Côte-Nord of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The objectives of this program are to detect new AIS as soon as possible, to monitor their spread, and minimize the risk of their introduction and dispersal through raising awareness of the issue and rapid response. The AIS monitoring program covers nine species, including 7 tunicates, one bryozoan and one crustacean. For more information, please see the data context.

Parameters: presence / absence, percentage of coverage (settlement collectors), water temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen.

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Source identification:


Fisheries and Oceans Canada. (YEAR(s) of the downloaded data set). Database from the aquatic invasive species monitoring program in Québec. Data published on St. Lawrence Global Observatory-SLGO. []. Access date: [YYYY-MM-DD].


Use report source identification + " Published on St. Lawrence Global Observatory-SLGO. []. Access date: [YYYY-MM-DD]."

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Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0

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Metadata Reference Date(s) June 23, 2022 (Creation)
June 23, 2022 (Revision)
Dataset Reference Date(s) March 27, 2017 (Creation)
October 14, 2020 (Revision)
Frequency of Update As Needed

Responsible Party 1
Pêches et Océans Canada
Responsible Party 2
Nathalie Simard
Pêches et Océans Canada
Point of Contact

Field Value
Ocean Variables
  • Sea Surface Salinity
  • Sea Surface Temperature
Scope Dataset
Status On Going
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North Bounding Latitude 51.470414
South Bounding Latitude 47.2252
East Bounding Longitude -57.451198
West Bounding Longitude -69.87312
Temporal Extent
Default Locale French
Citation identifier