Establishing Fisheries Management and Reserve Zones in Settlement Areas of Coastal British Columbia

Establishing Fisheries Management and Reserve Zones in Settlement Areas of Coastal British Columbia

Microform - 1997
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The purpose of this document is to re-examine the nature and extent of the interaction between aquatic and riparian areas and to present an approach for designating fisheries management and reserve zones in urban/suburban settlement areas of coastal British Columbia. The methodology is stratified and proposes establishment of two zones, based on distances required to protect various habitat features and functions. The scale and timing for zone establishment are linked to community and settlement planning processes. The first zone is a fisheries management zone (FMZ), established on the basis of existing map information and watershed data. The second zone is the fisheries reserve zone (FRZ), the area immediately adjacent to watercourses or wetlands, representing a local refinement of the FMZ based on site-specific assessments. Example cross-sections are shown to illustrate the spatial extent of the FRZ in a variety of topographic conditions and stream types.
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : Dept. of Fisheries & Oceans, 1997
Description: 62 p. : ill
Branch Call Number: MF BC-DOC 97-06346

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