DFO Operational Areas

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Published by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - GeoBC
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Department of Fisheries and Oceans Operational Areas.

Data and Resources

This dataset has no data.

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.5° to -113.5°

Additional Information


Fisheries are managed under the authority of the Fisheries Act and the regulations made under the Fisheries Act. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada divides the waters up into Management and sub-management areas in order to establish these regulations to specific areas.

Data Quality

April 2020: This dataset has been identified as out of date.

Lineage Statement

DFO organizational area were established in 2001.

Contact Information

NameGeoBC Inquiries (pointOfContact)
OrganizationGovernment of Canada
Sub-OrganizationFisheries and Oceans Canada

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Government
Who can download this dataset?Not downloadable

Metadata Information

Record Published 2014-12-11
Record Last Modified 2020-05-14
Resource Status completed

Object Description


Short Name: DFO_OPR_AR
Comments: Operational boundaries for Fisheries and Oceans Canada Pacific Region.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
DFO_AREA_ID DFO_A_ID NUMBER 8 Used for the Primary Key, this is the Unique Identifier for this object. Do not confuse this with the autogenerated OBJECTID
GEOMETRY GEOMETRY SDO_GEOMETRY 1 GEOMETRY is the column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
OBJECTID OBJECTID NUMBER 38 OBJECTID is a required attribute of feature classes and object classes in a geodatabase.
SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA BLOB 4000 SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA is a binary column used by spatial tools to store annotation, curve features and CAD data when using the SDO_GEOMETRY storage data type.
FEATURE_AREA_SQM AREA_SQM NUMBER 19 FEATURE_AREA_SQM is the system calculated area of a two-dimensional polygon in square meters
FEATURE_LENGTH_M FEAT_LEN NUMBER 19 FEATURE_LENGTH_M is the system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters