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CAGES Trawl data - Alabama (1981-2007)
Contact: National Oceanographic Data Center (NOAA-NODC), more

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Description
The CAGES program (Comparative Assessment of Gulf Estuarine Systems) is designed to examine the differences between estuarine ecosystems and investigate why some are more productive than others. The program focuses on estuarine areas important to commercial fisheries and includes data on commercial finfish and invertebrate species, as well as other species commonly captured in trawl sampling. This Louisiana dataset is a subset of the CAGES Relational Database which is a compilation of fishery-independent data contributed by natural resource agencies of the Gulf States (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida). This data set includes data from trawls collected by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) and Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL), as well as associated hydrographic data. Trawl data were used to calculate CPUE (catch per unit effort) at each station for the years 1981 through 2007. more

Fisheries-Independent Biological and Environmental Trawl Data from the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (1981-2007) as Part of the Comparative Assessment of Gulf Estuarine Systems (CAGES) Database.
The purpose of CAGES is to compile the fishery independent data from five Gulf States into a database to more easily compare the fisheries across the US Gulf of Mexico coast. This dataset includes data collected from Alabama only. The CAGES database is intended for scientific research only.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Fish
Keywords:
Marine, Fresh water, Brackish water, Terrestrial, ASW, USA, Alabama, Annelida, Chordata, Crustacea, Echinodermata

Geographical coverage
ASW, USA, Alabama [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
3 February 1981 - 19 December 2007

Taxonomic coverage
Annelida [WoRMS]
Chordata [WoRMS]
Crustacea [WoRMS]
Echinodermata [WoRMS]

Parameters
Abundance, Occurrence of biota

Contributors
Federal Government of the United States of America; Department of Commerce; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; National Marine Fisheries Service; Southeast Fisheries Science Center; Galveston Laboratory, moredata creator
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), more

Related datasets
Published in:
OBIS-USA: US Ocean Biogeographic Informaton System, more


Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-03-27
Information last updated: 2015-03-27
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