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The Chesapeake Bay Multispecies Monitoring and Assessment Program (ChesMMAP)

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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
ChesMMAP is fishery-independent monitoring survey that uses a large-mesh bottom trawl to sample late juvenile-to-adult fishes in the mainstem of Chesapeake Bay. This program currently provides data on relative abundance, length, weight, sex ratio, maturity, age, and trophic interactions for several important fish species that inhabit the bay seasonally. ChesMMAP was designed to maximize the biological and ecological information collected for several recreationally, commercially, and ecologically important species in the bay. more

Received from D. Gauthier at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and processed for inclusion in the OBIS-USA database by A. Benson and P. Goldstein.

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Fisheries
Keywords:
Marine, Fresh water, Brackish water, Terrestrial, ANW, USA, Chesapeake Bay

Geographical coverage
ANW, USA, Chesapeake Bay [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
29 March 2002 - 20 December 2013

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

Contributors
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), more Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), moredata creator

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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