Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: North Carolina
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

North Carolina Project

Fishery population and habitat assessment in Puerto Rico streams.

November 2007 - August 2012


Participating Agencies

  • Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources

Research is underway to obtain more extensive quantitative population estimates for stream fishes of Puerto Rico and their habitat. We then plan to develop a biotic index that may be employed to rate and classify riverine sport fish habitat. We will analyze contaminant concentrations in sport fish, their foods, and habitats to assess environmental effects and consumption risks. And we will conduct research on the ecology and migration of amphidromous sport fishes to better define management units and scale.