Southeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program - South Atlantic
Entry ID: SEAMAP-SA
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MRRI staff, funded by the Southeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program - South Atlantic (SEAMAP-SA) of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) have been conducting a shallow water trawl survey in the coastal zone of the South Atlantic Bight since 1986. SEAMAP-SA Shallow Water Trawl Survey cruises are conducted each year in Spring (mid-April to the end of May), Summer (mid-July to mid-August), and Fall (the first of October to mid-November).
The goal of this project is to monitor the status and trends of coastal species in the South Atlantic Bight, including fish, shrimp, crabs, horseshoe crabs, sea turtles, mantis shrimp, and squid, in order to amass a long-term data base for research and fisheries management use. Twenty-seven finfish and decapod species of key commercial or recreational interest, all sharks, all marine turtles, and horseshoe crabs are considered to be priority species. The project collects abundance and biomass data for all species, and lengths or widths for priority species. Priority species may have additional information such as individual weights, sex, sexual development, and/or tagging data recorded for them as well.
As the only coastal trawl survey that encompasses the entire Southeast region, this survey contributes to general knowledge of coastal species and aids numerous investigators and students by supplying data and specimens. This survey samples shallow coastal waters from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina to Cape Canaveral, Florida at depths from 15 to 30 feet. Samples are collected aboard the R/V Lady Lisa by towing paired 75 ft. mongoose-type Falcon Trawls for 20 minutes.
Purpose: Written by OBIS-USA using excerpts from seamap.org
The Southeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program (SEAMAP) is a cooperative program to facilitate the collection, management, and dissemination of fisheries independent data from the waters of the southeastern United States. Data collected via SEAMAP are relied upon by government agencies, the commercial and recreational fishing industries, researchers, and others to enhance knowledge of marine fisheries and their associated ecosystems.
The organizational structure of the program presently includes three operational components, SEAMAP-Gulf of Mexico, which began in 1981, SEAMAP-South Atlantic, implemented in 1983 and SEAMAP-Caribbean, formed in 1988.
Shallow water trawl surveys, a survey of Pamlico Sound, benthic characterization and bottom mapping projects are the primary activities in the South Atlantic.
Supplemental Information: Record Count 184411, Taxa Count 403
Currentness Reference: ground condition
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Description: Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission
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Description: This is the home page for the South Carolina MRRI SEAMAP project.
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Data Set Citation
Marine Resources Research Institute
Dataset Title: Southeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program - South Atlantic
Dataset Release Date: 2011
Dataset Release Place: P.O. Box 12559, Charleston, SC 29422, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: SCDNR SEAMAP-SA Program
Data Presentation Form: database
Online Resource: http://www.usgs.gov/obis-usa
|Start Date: 1986-11-03|
|Stop Date: 2010-11-12|
|OCEANS >AQUATIC SCIENCES >FISHERIES [Definition]|
|BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >FISH >RAY-FINNED FISHES >SALMONS/TROUTS|
|BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >FISH >RAY-FINNED FISHES >PERCH-LIKE FISHES|
|BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >FISH >SHARKS/RAYS/CHIMAERAS|
|BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS >CRUSTACEANS >DECAPODS|
|BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS >CRUSTACEANS [Definition]|
|BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS [Definition]|
|BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >MOLLUSKS [Definition]|
ISO Topic Category
|R/V LL >R/V LADY LISA [Information]|
|OBIS >OCEAN BIOGEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM [Information]|
|COML >CENSUS OF MARINE LIFE [Information]|
|HORIZONTAL POSITIONAL ACCURACY REPORT: Positional accuracy was estimated based on the latitude value, the geographic referencing method used, and the number of decimal places in the coordinate values. Loran C was used to obtain the coordinates from 1986 to 1992 and is accurate to 500 meters. GPS has been used since 1993 and is accurate to 200 meters.|
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|Southeast Area and Assessment Program - South Atlantic|
|South Carolina MRRI|
|Marine Resources Research Institute|
|shallow water trawl|
|Southeastern United States|
|South Atlantic Bight|
Data Set Progress
UNITED STATES REGIONAL OCEAN BIOGEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (OBIS) NODE
Data Center URL: http://www.usgs.gov/obis-usa/
Dataset ID: SEAMAP-SA
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: boylanj at dnr.sc.gov
217 Ft. Johnson Rd.
Province or State: SC
Postal Code: 29422
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: Philip.Goldstein at Colorado.edu
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