Freshwater and Intertidal Fishes of Scatarie Island, Nova Scotia
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Intertidal and shallow subtidal marine fish communities are largely undocumented in Atlantic Canada, as is the freshwater fish distribution on islands in this area. Accordingly Scatarie Island, off of the northeast coast of Cape Breton, was subjected to an intensive, short-term biological survey in the summer of 2005, in which freshwater and shallow water marine fish were sampled. The most commonly captured species were Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus), grubby (Myoxocephalus aenaeus), white hake (Urophycis tenuis) and cunner (Tautogolabrus adspersus). The catch per unit effort (CPUE) was low (<0.11 fish/hr) throughout all trapping sessions.