December 8, 2016
Fisheries and Oceans Canada has publicly launched National Aquatic Species at Risk Maps. Each map shows amalgamated distribution and Critical Habitats for aquatic species listed under the Species at Risk Act across Canada. These new maps will replace the Ontario Aquatic Species at Risk maps that were previously posted on Conservation Ontario’s website.
The purpose of the aquatic species at risk maps is to facilitate project assessments under the Fisheries Act and the Species at Risk Act; however, they can also be utilized by Canadians who wish to easily determine whether species at risk or their critical habitat are found in a given area.
The Aquatic Species at Risk Maps can be accessed here:
DFO Aquatic Species Critical Habitat is also available through the Government of Canada Open Maps http://open.canada.ca/en/open-maps
Should you require further assistance, please contact FisheriesProtection@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.