Historical and Current Data from the Experimental Fishery of the Aquarium du Québec

Based in Saint-Nicolas, on the south shore of the St. Lawrence, the Aquarium du Québec's experimental fishery has been monitoring fish communities in the fluvial estuary since 1971. This fascination fishery collected the longest time series on the diversity and abundance of freshwater fish in eastern Canada.

The database gathers information on the daily catches of fish from mid-May to the end of October from 1975 to 2020 for the Saint-Nicolas sector as well as total annual catches from 1971 to 1974. In addition, it contains two unique series of daily catches at two fishing sites adjacent to Saint-Nicolas: from 1944 to 1957 (Neuville) and 1962 (Saint-Romuald). This data has been the subject of several scientific publications over the last decades. For more information please consult the context of the data available on the SLGO website (https://ogsl.ca/fr/biodiversite-poissons-aquarium-du-quebec-sepaq-a-propos).

The data is also available in the Biodiversity visualization tool, you will find the link in the Data and resources section.

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Metadata Reference Date(s) March 28, 2022 (Publication)
March 28, 2022 (Revision)
Dataset Reference Date(s) May 15, 1944 (Creation)
July 12, 2018 (Publication)
February 07, 2022 (Revision)
Frequency of Update As Needed

Responsible Party 1
Affiliation
Aquarium du Québec
Role
  • Distributor
  • Owner
Responsible Party 2
Name
Amélie Bérard-Lafontaine
Affiliation
Aquarium du Québec
Email
berardlafontaine.amelie@sepaq.com
Role
Custodian

Field Value
Ocean Variables
  • Fish abundance and distribution
  • Other
Scope Dataset
Status On Going
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North Bounding Latitude 46.795133
South Bounding Latitude 46.6350544
East Bounding Longitude -71.1428203
West Bounding Longitude -71.6529281
Temporal Extent
Begin
1944-05-15
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0.0
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0.0
Default Locale French