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Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) Local Action Strategy (LAS) Project 3B 'Southeast Florida Coral Reef Fishery-Independent Baseline Assessment' : 2012-2013 interim report / prepared by Kirk Kilfoyle, Brian K. Walker, Steven G. Smith, and Richard Spieler.


Description:

Author(s):
Kilfoyle, Kirk, author.
Title:
Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) Local Action Strategy (LAS) Project 3B 'Southeast Florida Coral Reef Fishery-Independent Baseline Assessment' : 2012-2013 interim report / prepared by Kirk Kilfoyle, Brian K. Walker, Steven G. Smith, and Richard Spieler.
Physical Description:
1 online resource (vii, 85 pages) : PDF file, some color illustrations, color maps ; 6.3 MB
General Note:
"NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Florida Coral Reef Fishery-Independent Assessment. Project ID: 850. Principal Investigator: Kurtis Gregg"--CoRIS spreadsheet document.
"June 30, 2014."
"Reef fishes are important biologic, ecologic, and economic resources of the marine ecosystem which must be managed for sustainability. Until recently there was no long-term monitoring program in place to assess the condition of fish resources of the northern Florida Reef Tract (FRT) (northern Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Martin counties). An assessment/monitoring plan for the northern Florida reef tract was designed through a joint cooperative effort by scientists at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, NOAA-Southeast Fisheries Science Center and Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center (NSUOC). This report is a synoptic compilation of the two-year data collection from all partner agencies, and includes data from the 234 and 354 sites or Primary Sampling Units (PSUs) sampled in 2012 and 2013, respectively...The dataset, in its entirety, provides the opportunity for further mining to examine individual species and reef fish assemblage correlations with a host of abiotic variables. Thus, from both management and ecological-sciences perspectives, it is a valuable resource. It is already clear there are significant differences in the geographic distribution of reef fishes at local and regional scales. There are interacting strata and latitudinal differences in total reef fish abundance, species distribution, sizes, and assemblage structure. The combination of data from all three years will provide a complete regional baseline fishery-independent assessment"--Executive summary.
System Details Note:
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Funding-Note:
Sponsored by the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program NA12NO54260144
Sponsored by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection RM119
Topical Term:
Coral reef fisheries Florida Management.
Coral reef fisheries Monitoring Florida.
Coral reef fishes Monitoring Florida.
Fish surveys Florida.
Fish populations Florida Measurement.
Fishes Geographical distribution.
Personal Name:
Walker, Brian K., author.
Smith, Steven G. (Steven Glen), 1963- author.
Spieler, Richard E., author.
Gregg, Kurtis L., originator.
Corporate Name:
Florida. Department of Environmental Protection, sponsor, issuing body.
Coral Reef Conservation Program (U.S.), sponsor.
Electronic Access:
Access Information:
LibraryLocationCall NumberTypeCopies
NOAA Central Library, Silver Spring, MDSTACKSQH76.5.F6 K45 2014 (Online)BOOK1
Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) Local Action Strategy (LAS) Project 3B 'Southeast Florida Coral Reef Fishery-Independent Baseline Assessment' : 2012-2013 interim report / prepared by Kirk Kilfoyle, Brian K. Walker, Steven G. Smith, and Richard Spieler.
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