Salmon Suitability Rating - Coastal Resource Information Management System (CRIMS)

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Published by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - GeoBC
Licensed under Open Government Licence - British Columbia

Salmon Suitability Rating polygons are areas in the British Columbia coastal waters where a "rating" has been assigned for how suitable or appropriate the area is for salmon aquaculture. In addition to ratings for 'Good', 'Medium', 'Poor' and 'Not Advisable', some areas are also flagged as being suitable for Deep Sea Cages.

CRIMS is a legacy dataset of BC coastal resource data that was acquired in a systematic and synoptic manner from 1979 and was intermittently updated throughout the years. Resource information was collected in nine study areas using a peer-reviewed provincial Resource Information Standards Committee consisting of DFO Fishery Officers, First Nations, and other subject matter experts. There are currently no plans to update this legacy data.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information

Purpose

Salmon Suitability Rating polygons are areas in the British Columbia coastal waters where a "rating" has been assigned for how suitable or appropriate the area is for salmon aquaculture.

Data Quality

The British Columbia Coastal Resource Information System (CRIMS) is an internet based interactive map for viewing coastal and marine data. A wide variety of coast and marine resources are included, such as aquaculture, shoreline classification, selected fisheries information, and offshore oil and gas information. The development of the Coastal Resource Information System is ongoing. The application provides access to data currently held in the BC Geographic Warehouse. As additional layers are added to the BCGW, subsequent releases of the application will include these additional layers and further enhancements. Some of the layers in the CRIMS database have not been updated for several years so caution should be exercised and users need to take note of the currency of the data.

Lineage Statement

Resource information was collected using a peer-reviewed provincial Resource Information Standards Committee consisting of DFO Fishery Officers, First Nations, and other subject matter experts starting in 1979. The Data has been intermittently updated throughout the years, however, there are currently no plans to update this legacy data.

Contact Information

NameGeoBC Inquiries (pointOfContact)
EmailGeoBCInfo@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Sub-OrganizationGeoBC

Access & Security

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

Metadata Information

Record Published 2019-04-04
Record Last Modified 2020-11-06
Resource Status onGoing
Spatial DataSDO_GEOMETRY

Object Description

Object Name: WHSE_WILDLIFE_MANAGEMENT.CRIMS_FINFISH_STUDIES

Short Name: FINFISH_ST
Comments: Salmon Suitability Rating polygons are areas in the British Columbia coastal waters where a rating has been assigned for how suitable or appropriate the area is for salmon aquaculture

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
FINFISH_ID FINFISH_ID NUMBER 8 Is a business area generated unique identification number and the Primary Key.
FEATURE_CODE FTRCD VARCHAR2 10 An alphanumeric code used to identify a feature component. All CCSM feature codes are generated according to the Canadian Council on Survey and Mapping (CCSM) Draft Standard on feature code classification.
WATERWAY_DESIGNATION WTRWDSGNTN NUMBER 38 Is the waterway identification number
WATERWAY WATERWAY VARCHAR2 60 Is the name of the waterway.
RATING RATING VARCHAR2 20 Salmonid farming suitability rating, e.g., Deep Sea Cage, Good, Medium, Not Advisable, Poor.
STUDY_AREA STUDY_AREA VARCHAR2 100 Salmonid farming in net cages suitability study area name.
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