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East Coast Aquatics
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Integrated Management Planning
Client: Department of Fisheries and Oceans Oceans Act Coordination Office

With the establishment of the Central Colchester Model Watershed committee in 2000, stakeholders from around the Salmon River watershed in Truro brought their issues and concerns to a common forum for discussion. The need for an integrated management plan was identified, and East Coast Aquatics developed a draft plan for discussion by the local community. Historic data and reports were compiled and reviewed, air photos were interpreted, and a series of interviews were undertaken. The result was a prioritised list of recommendations for activities to be undertaken that would either address known impacts, or would help fill data gaps needed for decision making. Identified impact sites were mapped and linked to relevant air photos to facilitate community response.