Special Aquatic Areas (SAA) in Newfoundland and Labrador interactive map

Recipient: Société pour la protection des parcs et des sites naturels du Canada de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador
Approved Amount: $45,724 for 2020 (1st year of 3-year project, total: $98,224)

The Special Aquatic Areas (SAA) Interactive Map will be a beneficial tool for an array of users, hosting data layers of aquatic industry activities, habitats, protected areas, tourism, etc. Governments can use the information provided to visualize and show clarity where policies, protection, and other measures need to be addressed. The Map will create an opportunity for outreach and education for all users, as it will also include pictures and videos linked as well. Specifically, we will include the life cycle of salmon and how they are anadromous, interesting facts, etc. Salmon data will focus on providing users with knowledge of salmon rivers (and historic salmon rivers), population trends, freshwater quality such as temperature, scheduled salmon rivers, etc., and be able to visualize the interaction these concepts have with human activities and habitats in Newfoundland and Labrador. To have this information readily available in a user-friendly tool will be a great asset for education, research, and management initiatives.

Contact: Mary Alliston-Butt, 709 726 5800,