DFO Statistical Areas boundaries

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Department of Fisheries and OCeans Canada Statisical Areas

Data and Resources

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 Departement of Fisheries and Oceans Canada divdes the waters up into Management and sub-management areas in order to establish these regulations to specific areas

Contact Information

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

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Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

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

Object Description


Short Name: DFO_STAT_A
Comments: DFO (Department of Fisheries and Oceans) Pacific Fisheries Management Areas (PFMA) Statistical Area Boundaries.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
DFO_PFMA_SAB_ID DFPFMSBD 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