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Coastal Environmental Baseline Program projects in the Port of Vancouver, British Columbia

The following recipients are receiving $1,433,281 to undertake baseline data collection in the Port of Vancouver area.

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Port of Vancouver ecosystem characterization

Funding recipient: Tsleil-Waututh Nation

Project summary: This project will contribute to characterizing the status of coastal ecosystem and environmental conditions in the Port of Vancouver area, which is within the traditional territory of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, through six activities: beach seining for ocean-bound juvenile salmon in Burrard Inlet; intertidal clam surveys; nearshore habitat and species inventories at productive beaches, eelgrass meadows and kelp beds; surveys of coastal sedimentary habitats to identify status and trends; a study of the physical and biogeochemical oceanography of Burrard Inlet; and, an underwater noise study in Burrard Inlet.

4 years

Fraser River Estuary Eulachon Migration Study

Funding recipient: Tsawwassen First Nation

Project summary: This project will contribute to developing a better understanding of Eulachon migration in the Fraser River Estuary (Port of Vancouver area), which is within the territory of the Tsawwassen First Nation. The project will collect data by tracking Eulachon to determine the timing of Eulachon returns for different runs; identify and characterize spawning locations; and determine Eulachon residence time in the salt wedge zone and movement in the Fraser River Estuary.

3 years
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