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Possible temperature effects on charter boat catches of king mackerel and other coastal pelagic species in Northwest Florida
Fable, W.A.; Brusher, H.A.; Trent, L.; Finnegan, J.Jr. (1981). Possible temperature effects on charter boat catches of king mackerel and other coastal pelagic species in Northwest Florida. Mar. Fish. Rev. 43(8): 21-26
In: Marine Fisheries Review. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): Seattle, Wash.. ISSN 0090-1830, more
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Keywords
    Fish catch statistics; Sport fishing; Temperature effects; Caranx crysos (Mitchill, 1815) [WoRMS]; Coryphaena hippurus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]; Euthynnus alletteratus (Rafinesque, 1810) [WoRMS]; Pomatomus saltatrix (Linnaeus, 1766) [WoRMS]; Sarda sarda (Bloch, 1793) [WoRMS]; Scomberomorus cavalla (Cuvier, 1829) [WoRMS]; Scomberomorus maculatus (Mitchill, 1815) [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Fable, W.A.
  • Brusher, H.A.
  • Trent, L.
  • Finnegan, J.Jr.

Abstract
    Dramatic changes occurred in the landings, species composition, and sizes of fishes caught in the charter boat fishery for pelagic fishes in northwest Florida in the summers of 1977 and 1978. These changes occurred after two of the coldest winters in 100 years. Catch per hour (CPH) of king mackerel, the target species, declined greatly, while CPH of Atlantic bonito and bluefish increased. Data indicated that warm winters resulted in high CPH, while cool winters resulted in low CPH. It was concluded that catch rates of king mackerel were related to temperatures of the preceding winter.

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