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dc.contributor.authorMcKee, Anne
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-07T14:51:15Z
dc.date.available2018-08-07T14:51:15Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/74094
dc.description.abstractMarine spatial planning (MSP) is a management tool which could help mitigate the conflict that exists between the American lobster fishery and the net-pen salmon aquaculture industry in the Canadian Maritime provinces. However, lobster habitat suitability maps, which are a necessary feature of these MSP, have not been created in most areas. This thesis presents two studies which demonstrate acoustic-based methods of developing habitat suitability maps for the American lobster for use in MSP. The first study demonstrates success with the method for adult lobsters, and highlights the importance of explicitly analysing spatial scale and resolution in benthic habitat models. The second study explores the same acoustic method in tandem with juvenile lobster trawl data, and demonstrates that juveniles live on fine sediments with no preference between the substrate categories. This suggests that a deeper understanding of juvenile lobster habitat is needed to fully map habitat suitability for MSP.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectMarine Spatial Planningen_US
dc.subjectAmerican lobsteren_US
dc.subjectBenthic habitat mappingen_US
dc.subjectSingle-beam echosounderen_US
dc.subjectAcoustic remote sensingen_US
dc.subjectJuvenile lobstersen_US
dc.titleHabitat Suitability Mapping of the American Lobster for Use in Marine Spatial Planningen_US
dc.date.defence2018-07-18
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Oceanographyen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerDr. Ramón Filgueiraen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Markus Kienasten_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Christopher Algaren_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Jonathan Granten_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNoen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseYesen_US
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