New England Lobster Settlement Index

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Unknown
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: New England Lobster Settlement Index
Description:
Abstract:
The New England lobster settlement index is a sampling program supported by Maine, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. The goal of the program is to evaluate the strength of lobster year classes as they first arrive by larval settlement in shallow, nearshore nurseries. The information obtained from the research can then be used in stock assessment, and in forecasting trends in the fishery. Sponsor: Maine DMR, Mass Marine Fisheries, RI DEM, DFO Canada, Sea Grant in initial stages Materials and Methods: Divers from Bigelow Laboratory employ a suction sampler to collect newly-settled lobsters. Cryptic in behavior at this stage, juvenile lobsters prefer to settle in shelter-providing cobble-boulder habitats. The suction samples are sorted in the laboratory for young -of-year lobsters, about an inch (2.5cm) in total length. In their first year, lobsters grow slightly larger in the southern part of their range than in the colder waters to the north. Thus, it takes lobsters in Rhode Island 4-5 years to reach harvestable size, whereas it can take up to 9 years for lobsters in the colder Gulf of Maine. Number of Samples Collected: 12 quadrats per site
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
Not Available
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19890101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.546
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -67.556
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 44.531
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.381
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS > DECAPODS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS
Theme_Keyword: GOMMP > GULF OF MAINE MONITORING PROGRAMS
Theme_Keyword: Lobster
Theme_Keyword: Homarus Americanus (am. Lobster)
Theme_Keyword: Cancer Irroratus (rock Crab)
Theme_Keyword: Cancer Borealis (jonah Crab)
Theme_Keyword: Carcinus Maenas (green Crab)
Theme_Keyword: Various Xanthid Crabs
Theme_Keyword: Benthic Fishes
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MAINE
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
Not Available
Back to Top
Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
Back to Top
Spatial_Reference_Information:
Back to Top
Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: BIGELOW > Bigelow Laboratory of Ocean Sciences
Contact_Person: RICHARD A. WAHLE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Address: P.O. Box 475
City: Senior Research Scientist
State_or_Province: West Boothbay Harbor, ME
Postal_Code: 04575-0475
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 207-633-9659
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rwhale@bigelow.org
Resource_Description: gomc_120
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: PDF
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.bigelow.org/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.bigelow.org/docs/wahle_crab_lobster/lob...
Access_Instructions:
Additional information about this monitoring program and data are available from this web site.
Fees: No
Back to Top
Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20061114
Metadata_Review_Date: 20081030
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: RICHARD A. WAHLE
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Address: P.O. Box 475
City: Senior Research Scientist
State_or_Province: West Boothbay Harbor, ME
Postal_Code: 04575-0475
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 207-633-9659
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rwhale@bigelow.org
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Back to Top
[ Update this Record ]


Link to Web Site