The Fraser River Estuary Study was set up by the federal and provincial governments to develop a management plan for the area. The area under study is the Fraser River downstream from Kanaka Creek to Roberts Bank and Sturgeon Bank. The Banks are included between Point Grey and the U.S. border. Boundary Bay and Semiahmoo Bay are also included, but Burrard Inlet is not in the study area. This report reviews biological information and attempts to relate the state of aquatic biological communities to water quality conditions and, where relevant, to specific discharges. It is an attempt to determine whether the various uses of the Fraser River have an effect on the biota, including those taken commercially. This report deals specifically with distributional data for algae and aquatic invertebrates and levels of metal contamination in a number of aquatic organisms and sediments. To prevent an overlap with the FRES Habitat Report (1978), this report excludes data relevant to birds and mammals but does include selec
Stancil, D.E. 1980. Fraser River Estuary Study Water Quality: Aquatic Biota and Sediments. BC Ministry of Environment
Keywords: Fraser River Estuary Study, Fraser River, Kanaka Creek, Roberts Bank, Sturgeon Bank, Point Grey, Boundary Bay, Semiahmoo Bay, aquatic biological communities, water quality
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