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NorthEast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program Near Shore Trawl Survey (NEAMAP)

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

Description
NEAMAP stands for NorthEast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program. NEAMAP was developed to meet the needs of fisheries management and stock assessment activities in the northeastern United States. NEAMAP began in 2006 with a fall pilot survey and in 2008 began conducting both a spring and fall survey. NEAMAP samples from Cape Cod, MA south to Cape Hatteras, NC and targets both juvenile and adult fishes. NEAMAP is an integrated, cooperative state/federal data collection program. Its mission is to facilitate the collection and dissemination of fishery-independent information obtained in the Northeast for use by state and federal fisheries management agencies, the fishing industry (commercial and recreational), researchers, and others requesting such information. The intent of NEAMAP is not to change existing programs, but to coordinate and standardize procedures and improve data quality and accessibility. more

The Northeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program (NEAMAP), was developed in 2007 to address a gap in fishery-independent survey coverage. The main objectives of this survey were defined to include the estimation of abundance, biomass, length frequency distribution, age-structure, diet composition, and various other assessment-related parameters for fishes and select invertebrates inhabiting the survey area.
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, ANW, USA, North Carolina, ANW, USA, Virginia, USA, New Jersey

Geographical coverage
ANW, USA, North Carolina [Marine Regions]
ANW, USA, Virginia [Marine Regions]
USA, New Jersey [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
27 September 2007 - 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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