Data collection in support of zone of impact modeling for Lake Huron cage farms

PARR-2008-CA-12

Description

The project will begin, but not complete, the collection of data required to initiate waste deposition modeling and zone of impact delineation at commercial cage sites in Lake Huron. Fine-scale bathymetric data as well as current speed and direction data will be collected at three of nine commercial fish farm sites in Lake Huron. This data is required for DEPOMOD, which is a deposition modelling tool developed for and in use in the marine environment. Central & Arctic wishes to test if this tool provides accurate prediction of deposition in the freshwater environment and to modify or seek a new tool if it does not. Such a tool would permit applicants and regulators to assess the potential production capacity of a site within the assimilative capacity if the local environment.

Findings

N/A

Publications

N/A

Program Name

Program for Aquaculture Regulatory Research (PARR)

Year(s)

2008 - 2009

Ecoregion(s)

Central Canada: Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Freshwater Drainage Basin

Principal Investigator(s)

Cheryl Podemski
Email: Cheryl.Podemski@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Doug Geiling
Email: Doug.Geiling@dfo-mpo.gc.ca