This dataset represents collections taken by demersal longline fishing gears throughout the Gulf of Mexico from 2011 until 2017. They include station location information and standardized fish catch data (numbers, weights, sex, length). Catch data were classified into five sub-regions: West Florida Shelf (WFS), North Central (NC), North West (NW), South West (SW), Yucatan Peninsula (YP) and Cuba (CUB). Catch data were also classified into four species groups: Elasmobranch (EL), Other demersal (OD), Pelagic (LP) and Snapper/Grouper (SG). Data from 2011 until 2014 are also reported in C-IMAGE I dataset R1.x135.120:0002, Lesion data from fish collected off Terrebonne Bay, LA to the Dry Tortugas, FL, 2011-2014 (DOI: 10.7266/N7GT5K56).
Data were collected with the purpose of better understanding the resiliency of fish communities within different sub-regions of the Gulf of Mexico.
catch data, fish population, vertical longline, disease, length, weight
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University of South Florida
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Scholar Commons Citation
Murawski, Steven A., "Catch Data from Fish Collected throughout the Gulf of Mexico from 2011 until 2017" (2018). C-IMAGE data. 26.
Data and metadata is made available by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC) through a CC0 license in compliance with the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI). The original dataset landing pages may be accessed at GRIIDC’s dataset monitoring webpage.
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