Finfish Atlas

Finfish are just that – fish with fins. Marine finfish include over 300 species living in the waters surrounding British Columbia, of which the life histories and ecology of most remain unknown. Groundfish are a large group of finfish that spend a good portion of their lives near the ocean floor and many are valuable to food, recreational and commercial fisheries. A collaborative groundfish mapping project is underway and results are presented in the groundfish atlas.  A separate salmon atlas is in progress. Other finfish – herring, sandlance, tuna, tubesnouts, pipefish, Pacific spiny lumpsucker and many more - information will be included here. The finfish atlas is in preliminary stages. Data is presently available to show herring spawn areas of Haida Gwaii.

Finfish Species

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