Effects of trap fishing on coral reefs and associated habitats in the US Caribbean [Project:trap_impacts_studiesCarib.mxd]

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)/Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)-Galveston Laboratory; Ronald L. Hill, PhD
Publication_Date: Unpublished material
Title:
Effects of trap fishing on coral reefs and associated habitats in the US Caribbean [Project:trap_impacts_studiesCarib.mxd]
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Description:
Abstract:
We are conducting surveys of trap distributions, targeted habitats, trap damage to coral reefs and associated habitats, and spatial/temporal distribution of catches. Field work was conducted with local partners: FWCC in Florida Keys; UPR-M in Puerto Rico (included in this data set); and USVI Fish and Wildlife Division in US Virgin Islands (included in this data set).
Purpose:
The goal is to assess whether trap fishing is damaging coral reef organisms and if so, to what extent.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2001
Ending_Date: 2008
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent: USVI, sw Puerto Rico
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -67.43925
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -64.47141
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.42762
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 17.61909
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CRCP Project
Theme_Keyword:
Distribution of trap fishing and effects on habitats in coral reef ecosystems
Theme_Keyword: 1069
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: fish traps
Theme_Keyword: coral reefs
Theme_Keyword: In Situ Biological
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: 002
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information > Biology
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Damage Assessment
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Damage Assessment > Destructive Fishing practices
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Atlantic/Caribbean
Place_Keyword: Puerto Rico
Place_Keyword: US Virgin Islands
Place_Keyword: United States of America
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Lesser Antilles > U. S. Virgin Islands (17N064W0000)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > U. S. Virgin Islands > U. S. Virgin Islands (17N064W0000)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
Place_Keyword: PR
Place_Keyword: USVI
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Galveston Laboratory Fishery Ecology Branch compiled this data set in order to develop a scientific basis for understanding coral reef ecosystem dynamics and for refining essential fish habitat designation for future amendments to fishery management plans. NMFS is not responsible for any uses of these data sets beyond those for which they were intended, and NMFS makes no claims regarding the accuracy of any data provided by agencies or individuals outside NMFS. NMFS does not approve, recommend, or endorse any proprietary product or proprietary material mentioned in these files. Dataset credit requested and NMFS would appreciate recognition as the resource from which these data were obtained in any publications and/or other representations of these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ronald L. Hill, PhD
Contact_Organization:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)/Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)-Galveston Laboratory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: NOAA/NMFS
Address: 4700 Avenue U
City: Galveston
State_or_Province: TX
Postal_Code: 77551
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 409-766-3519
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 409-766-3520
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ron.hill@noaa.gov
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.0.1770

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: Unknown
Completeness_Report: Unknown
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Investigators conducted boat-based surveys per prescribed methodology to locate surface buoys attached to traps, targeting either fish or lobster. Locations of trap buoys were recorded with a handheld GPS. A subset of traps were surveyed by SCUBA divers to assess damage to habitats or structural organisms including hard and soft corals, sponges, alga, and seagrasses. Location data were plotted in GIS project with habitat layers from NOAA Benthic Habitat Maps.
Process_Date: Not complete
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ronald L. Hill, PhD
Contact_Organization:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)/Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)-Galveston Laboratory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: NOAA/NMFS
Address: 4700 Avenue U
City: Galveston
State_or_Province: TX
Postal_Code: 77551
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 409-766-3519
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 409-766-3520
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ron.hill@noaa.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Metadata imported.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: C:\DOCUME~1\RON~1.HIL\LOCALS~1\Temp\xml6.tmp
Process_Date: 20111005
Process_Time: 09255600

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000045
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000045
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal Degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ronald L. Hill, PhD
Contact_Organization:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)/Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)-Galveston Laboratory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: NOAA/NMFS
Address: 4700 Avenue U
City: Galveston
State_or_Province: TX
Postal_Code: 77551
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 409-766-3519
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 409-766-3520
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ron.hill@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: Offline Data
Distribution_Liability:
While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Custom_Order_Process: Contact project PI
Available_Time_Period:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2001
Ending_Date: 2008

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20140926
Metadata_Review_Date: 20120329
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ronald L. Hill, PhD
Contact_Organization:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)/Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)-Galveston Laboratory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: NOAA/NMFS
Address: 4700 Avenue U
City: Galveston
State_or_Province: TX
Postal_Code: 77551
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 409-766-3519
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 409-766-3520
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ron.hill@noaa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: Local Time
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>


CoRIS:
CoRIS_ID: 20120329121814
CoRIS_Children: None
CoRIS_Beginning_Date: 20010101
CoRIS_Ending_Date: 20081231
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/trap_impacts_studies_carib_metadata_rev20120229.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 6476

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