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Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network 

Environment and Climate Change Canada manages the Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN), a program that uses insects in rivers to assess the health of freshwater ecosystems in Canada. The ABVBS field team has been certified to conduct macroinvertebrate sampling.

Data from the CABIN inventories were submitted to the Canadian Biomonitoring Network database, located on the Government of Canada site. The data can be shared with other groups and eventually water quality reports can be generated from the website.

Data collection took place for the Shediac and Scoudouc rivers from 2016 to 2018. When enough sites are assessed in the Maritimes, we will be able to compare the data with reference sites to determine the state of health of the watercourses.

More information can be found here (

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