Corals of Nova Scotia

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Northeast Channel Coral Conservation Area - described in table below
Northeast Channel Coral Conservation Area (4X, 5Z)

What does it protect? Octocorals (bubblegum and seacorn coral)

How big is it? 424 square kilometres

How does this affect you? No bottom fishing permitted in the zone outlined in red. Longline and handline fishing is permitted in the zone outlined in blue only if carrying an Observer (At-Sea) on board the vessel.

Limited Bottom Fisheries Zone
Restricted Bottom Fisheries Zone
Point Lattitude Longitude
1 42° 04′ N 65° 44′ W
2 42° 07′ N 65° 38′ W
3 41° 57′ N 65° 26′ W
4 41° 50′ N 65° 34′ W
5 41° 57′ 18″ N 65° 42′ W
6 42° 00′ N 65° 45′ W
7 42° 00′ 30″ N 65° 40′ 30″ W
8 42° 00′ 30″ N 65° 42′ W
Paragorgia arborea (bubblegum coral)
Paragorgia arborea (bubblegum coral)
Lophelia pertusa (spider hazards)
Primnoa resedaeformis (sea corn)
Lophelia Channel Coral Conservation Area
Lophelia Coral Conservation Area (4VS)

What does it protect? Only known living Lophelia pertusa reef in Atlantic Canada

How big is it? 15 square kilometres

How does this affect you? Area is closed to all bottom fishing

Restricted Bottom Fisheries Zone
Point Lattitude Longitude
1 44° 29′ 30″ N 57° 12′ 30″ W
2 44° 29′ 30″ N 57° 10′ 00″ W
3 44° 27′ 30″ N 57° 09′ 00″ W
4 44° 27′ 30″ N 57° 12′ 00″ W
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