Development of a Continent-Wide Summaries of Fisheries Data Sampled Using Standard Techniques
September 2004 - August 2009
- US Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters
As part of the standard sampling book project, we are developing regional and range-wide averages of various fish indices such as condition, catch-per-unit-effort, length frequency, and growth for the 10-12 most common fish species of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. We made a joint call for data with the American Fisheries Society to all Canadian provinces, American states and to Mexico. From our data call, we received over 4000 data from 42 states and provinces. This information will be part of a chapter in the standard sampling book that will have rangewide and regional data averages and ranges for comparison. It will allow biologists sampling individual water bodies to determine if their fish population is high, average or low for an index compared to what is expected rangewide and for the region. We have developed averages, and the chapter was published August, 2009.
|Research Publications||Publication Date|
|Brouder, M., A. C. Iles, and S. A. Bonar. 2009. North American averages of length frequency, condition, growth, and catch per effort. In S. A. Bonar, W. A. Hubert, and D. W. Willis, Editors. Standard Methods for Sampling North American Freshwater Fishes. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland. 64 pp.||August 2009|
|Bonar, S. A., W. A. Hubert, D. W. Willis. 2009. Standard Methods for Sampling North American Freshwater Fishes. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland. 459 pp.||August 2009|