Language selection


Western Jordan Basin

Western Jordan Basin is proposed as a Tier 1 site for the Marine Conservation Network in the Scotian Shelf-Bay of Fundy Bioregion.

The lead agency for this site is Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

On this page


Western Jordan Basin is located in the Gulf of Maine along the Canada-United States border, approximately 120 km southwest of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. This site occurs in the southwestern portion of Jordan Basin within Canadian waters. The basin itself is a large feature that extends further west into United States waters.

Map of proposed Western Jordan Basin network site

Map of proposed Western Jordan Basin network site

Simplified site coordinates

Boundaries are preliminary and subject to change following the public engagement.

Point Latitude Longitude Description
1 43°17' 13.8" N 67°36' 7.0" W Starting at point 1, on the south-west side of the site, on the Canada/Us Boundary
2 43°32' 8.3" N 67°30' 44.7" W Follow Canada/US boundary north to point 2
3 43°30' 31.3" N 67°22' 31.1" W Connect to point 3, north-east of point 2
4 43°24' 13.5" N 67°24' 54.6" W Connect to point 4, south-west of point 3
5 43°20' 21.9" N 67°11' 43.8" W Connect to point 5, north-east point of point 4
6 43°14' 46.1" N 67°15' 5.2" W Connect to point 6, south-east of point 5 and then connect point 6 to point 1


559 km2



This area supports species, including:


Date modified: