Finfish are just that – fish with fins.
Marine finfish include over 300 species living in the waters
surrounding British Columbia, of which the life histories and ecology
of most remain unknown. Groundfish are a large group of finfish that
spend a good portion of their lives near the ocean floor and
many are valuable to food, recreational and
commercial fisheries. A collaborative groundfish
mapping project is underway and results are presented in the groundfish atlas.
A separate salmon atlas is in progress. Other
finfish – herring, sandlance, tuna,
tubesnouts, pipefish, Pacific spiny lumpsucker and many more -
information will be included here. The finfish atlas is in
preliminary stages. Data is presently available to show herring spawn
areas of Haida Gwaii.