Mid-Atlantic Reserves Serve up 30 Years of Fisheries Data

Sep 25, 2016 | Jacques Cousteau, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Carolina, North Inlet-Winyah Bay, South Carolina

Analysis of 30 years’ worth of larval fish samples from three research reserves is now available through www.SEAMAP.org

Fisheries management decisions throughout the Mid-Atlantic are benefiting from this information. It helps them expand their understanding of current conditions and changes, including the relative abundance of species and community composition.

The project also broadened the impact of the reserves’ system-wide environmental monitoring data by integrating these data with the fisheries data. For example, the two data sets together allow researchers to analyze larval winter flounder data relative to climate change.

The Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, in partnership with Rutgers University and Reserves in the Carolinas, created the portal.

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