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Fisheries-Independent Monitoring Program 2003 Annual Data Summary Report

This report provides a summary of the data collected in 2003 by the FWC/FMRIFisheries-Independent Monitoring (FIM) program, which completed its fourteenth year ofsampling in Florida waters. Monitoring was conducted monthly using a stratifiedrandomsampling (SRS) design in Tampa Bay, Charlotte Harbor, the northern IndianRiver Lagoon, Cedar Key, the southern Indian River Lagoon, Apalachicola Bay, theFlorida Keys, and northeast Florida. Gears used for routine monitoring at the variousareas included 21.3-m seines, 6.1-m otter trawls, 183-m haul seines, and 183-m purseseines (Table OV03-01). In the Florida Keys, visual surveys were used to sample reeffish. Details of the sampling methods for the Florida Keys are discussed in this report(see Fisheries-Independent Monitoring and the Florida Keys sections).

Publisher - Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI)

Subjects - Fish Monitoring


Citation: FWRI. 2003. Fisheries-Independent Monitoring Program 2003 Annual Data Summary Report. St. Petersburg (FL): Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI); IHR 2004-003. 348 pp http://www.lsjr.org/pdf/FIM_2003_Annual_Report.pdf