Abstract: Distribution (range) polygons were assembled by regional SARA biologists using the best available information, including COSEWIC status reports, recovery potential assessments, academic literature, and expert opinion. These spatial data support the protection, recovery and conservation of species listed as Extirpated, Endangered, Threatened or Special Concern under SARA. Species distributions are also described and displayed in Recovery Strategies, Action Plans and/or Management Plans. Discrepancies may exist between the distribution data shown in a species SARA recovery document and the current spatial data. Please contact DFO for more information on any data discrepancies. Please refer to the metadata included with the data for full entity attribute information
Metadata: 
  File identifier: 
      AD87CCA3-5CFB-4395-A82E-7464BB040117
  Language: 
    Language Code: 
      eng
  Character set: 
    Character set code: 
      utf8
  Hierarchy level: 
    Scope code: 
      dataset
  Metadata author: 
    Responsible party: 
      Organisation name: 
          Government of Canada
      Position name: 
          Fisheries and Oceans Canada
      Contact info: 
        Contact: 
          Phone: 
            Telephone: 
              Voice: 
                  1-800-465-7735
          Address: 
            Address: 
              Delivery point: 
                  200 Kent St Station
              Delivery point: 
                  13E228
              City: 
                  Ottawa
              Administrative area: 
                  Ontario
              Postal code: 
                  K1A 0E6
              Country: 
                Country: 
                  CA
              Electronic mail address: 
                  info@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
      Role: 
        Role code: 
          publisher
  Date stamp: 

      2019-08-25
  Metadata standard name: 
      NAP - Metadata
  Metadata standard version: 
      1.2
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Spatial representation info:

Vector spatial representation: missing
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Reference system info:

Reference system: Reference system identifier: RS Identifier: Code: 4269 Code Space: EPSG Version: 8.8 (9.3.1.2)
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Identification info:

Data identification: Citation: Citation: Title: Aquatic Species at Risk Distribution (Range) Alternate title: DFO Aquatic Species at Risk Critical Habitat and Distribution Geodatabase Date: Date: Date: 2019-08-09 Date type: Date type code: creation Date: Date: Date: 2019-08-09 Date type: Date type code: publication Edition: 3 Edition date: 2019-08-09 Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Government of Canada Position name: Fisheries and Oceans Canada Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: 1-800-465-7735 Address: Address: Delivery point: 200 Kent St Station Delivery point: 13E228 City: Ottawa Administrative area: Ontario Postal code: K1A 0E6 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: info@dfo-mpo.gc.ca Role: Role code: originator Presentation form: Presentation form code: mapDigital Collective title: DFO Aquatic Species at Risk Critical Habitat and Distribution Geodatabase Abstract: Distribution (range) polygons were assembled by regional SARA biologists using the best available information, including COSEWIC status reports, recovery potential assessments, academic literature, and expert opinion. These spatial data support the protection, recovery and conservation of species listed as Extirpated, Endangered, Threatened or Special Concern under SARA. Species distributions are also described and displayed in Recovery Strategies, Action Plans and/or Management Plans. Discrepancies may exist between the distribution data shown in a species SARA recovery document and the current spatial data. Please contact DFO for more information on any data discrepancies. Please refer to the metadata included with the data for full entity attribute information Purpose: The Species at Risk (SAR) Program is responsible for carrying out Fisheries and Oceans Canada's (DFO) mandate under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) to protect, recover and conserve all listed aquatic SAR in Canada. As part of this mandate, this spatial database has been developed to identify areas in which aquatic species listed under SARA may be found. Distribution and range information are identified for species listed as Extirpated, Endangered, Threatened or Special Concern under SARA. Credit: Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Species at Risk Program Status: Progress code: onGoing Point of contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Government of Canada Position name: Fisheries and Oceans Canada Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: 1-800-465-7735 Address: Address: Delivery point: 200 Kent St Station Delivery point: 13E228 City: Ottawa Administrative area: Ontario Postal code: K1A 0E6 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: info@dfo-mpo.gc.ca Role: Role code: pointOfContact Resource maintenance: Maintenance information: Maintenance and update frequency: Maintenance frequency code: annually Date of next update: 2020-08-07 Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Canada Type: Keyword type code: place Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Molluscs Keyword: Protected Species Keyword: Endangered Species Keyword: Fisheries Management Keyword: Freshwater Fish Keyword: Saltwater Fish Keyword: Aquatic Animals Keyword: Marine Mammals Keyword: Marine Reptiles Keyword: Species at Risk Keyword: Distribution Type: Keyword type code: theme Resource constraints: Legal constraints: Use limitation: The information presented in this layer may not be current and/or may be incorrect or missing information. Areas where no fish species or fish habitat (as defined by the Fisheries Act) are depicted on the map should not be construed as having no value for fish or fish habitat. Under no circumstances will the Government of Canada be liable to any person or business entity for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or other damages based on any use of this dataset including, without limitation, any lost profits, business interruption, or loss of programs or information. Use constraints: Restriction code: licenseDistributor Resource constraints: Legal constraints: Use limitation: Although DFO and the Species at Risk program strive to provide reliable information and services, we cannot guarantee the services and information will always be available or up-to-date. Please contact info@dfo-mpo.gc.ca if any concerns become apparent. Please also consult https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/species-risk-public-registry.htmlfor more information on specific species. You are encouraged to use the Information that is available under this licence with only a few conditions: https://open.canada.ca/en/open-government-licence-canada. Spatial representation type: Spatial representation type code: vector Spatial resolution: Resolution: Equivalent scale: Representative fraction: Denominator: 50000 Language: Language Code: eng Character set: Character set code: utf8 Topic category: Topic category code: biota Topic category: Topic category code: inlandWaters Topic category: Topic category code: oceans Environment description: Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.6.1.9270 Extent: Extent: Geographic element: Geographic bounding box: West bound longitude: -141.000927 East bound longitude: -47.697526 South bound latitude: 40.043423 North bound latitude: 76.454302 Extent: Extent: Description: These data include Canada land mass and ocean areas up to the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Geographic element: Geographic bounding box: Extent type code: true West bound longitude: -168.984336 East bound longitude: 5.1789 South bound latitude: 22.514022 North bound latitude: 89.999 Supplemental Information: This data is standardized to a minimum of 1:50000 (Natural Resources Canada CANVEC data). In certain locations and areas the scale may be less than or greater than 50000 depending on the availability of local data.
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DISTRIBUTION INFO:

Distribution: Distribution format: Format: Name: File Geodatabase Feature Class Version: 1.0 Distributor: Distributor: Distributor contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Government of Canada Position name: Fisheries and Oceans Canada Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: 1-800-465-7735 Address: Address: Delivery point: 200 Kent St Station Delivery point: 13E228 City: Ottawa Administrative area: Ontario Postal code: K1A 0E6 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: info@dfo-mpo.gc.ca Role: Role code: distributor Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/e0fabad5-9379-4077-87b9-5705f28c490b Protocol: HTTPS Name: Fisheries and Oceans Canada Species at Risk Distribution (Range) Description: Portal record containing web service access Function: Online function code: information
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Data quality info:

Data quality: Scope: Scope: Hierarchy level: Scope code: dataset Lineage: Lineage: Statement: Developed from data collected from regional points of contact and formatted to meet nationally accepted standards.
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Metadata maintenance:

Maintenance information: Maintenance and update frequency: Maintenance frequency code: asNeeded
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