Standards & Guidelines for Fish & Fish Habitat

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Ensuring your project meets provincial government standards will improve data quality and provide consistent information for assessment, planning and management purposes.

Fish & Fish Habitat Inventory Standards

Fish and fish habitat inventories provide information about fish distribution and the condition and capability of supporting habitats. Fish and fish habitat inventories require a number of standards to ensure that information collected meets a desired level of quality.

The Resources Information Standards Committee (RISC) is responsible for establishing standards for fish and fish habitat inventories.

Refer to the RISC Aquatic Ecosystems standards for fish sampling standards, fish habitat sampling standards and associated field forms and waterbodies and location information standards.

Technical notes:

Provincial Guidelines and Best Management Practices (BMPs):