Presentation Title

5 years in the field (Howe Sound area survey work)

Session Title

Howe Sound's Time is Now: Knowledge and Planning in Action

Conference Track

Protection, Remediation and Restoration

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (2016 : Vancouver, B.C.)

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Presenter/Author Information

John B. BuchananFollow

Type of Presentation

Oral

Abstract

Reviewing 5 years Herring survey work in the Howe Sound area.

Starting with very little field biology knowledge I regognized the need to paint a clearer picture of the state of Herring spawn activity. Historical research combined with 5 years in the field has resulted in answering many question and generating new ones. My attemps at filling data gaps also has me wondering how to go forward, how to keep this works continuity going in my eventual absence.

Challenges dealing with derelict boats, shoreline clean-up.

Many abandoned boats over the years, their histories , their loads of pollution. Dealing with the many different agencies , exploring the lack of laws surrounding this problem. Each boat has a personal story to tell.

Salmon survey work.

Mostly I try to target river systems that are remote and overlooked. Some private property issues from industry prevent me from collecting data on a consistent basis. Touching on the owernership of water lots and river systems.

Construction of “Howey”

My 1000 foot capacity Ocean drop camera with live video feed , 500 watts of lighting and 2 high rez. Cameras on board. Currently under contruction.

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5 years in the field (Howe Sound area survey work)

2016SSEC

Reviewing 5 years Herring survey work in the Howe Sound area.

Starting with very little field biology knowledge I regognized the need to paint a clearer picture of the state of Herring spawn activity. Historical research combined with 5 years in the field has resulted in answering many question and generating new ones. My attemps at filling data gaps also has me wondering how to go forward, how to keep this works continuity going in my eventual absence.

Challenges dealing with derelict boats, shoreline clean-up.

Many abandoned boats over the years, their histories , their loads of pollution. Dealing with the many different agencies , exploring the lack of laws surrounding this problem. Each boat has a personal story to tell.

Salmon survey work.

Mostly I try to target river systems that are remote and overlooked. Some private property issues from industry prevent me from collecting data on a consistent basis. Touching on the owernership of water lots and river systems.

Construction of “Howey”

My 1000 foot capacity Ocean drop camera with live video feed , 500 watts of lighting and 2 high rez. Cameras on board. Currently under contruction.