St. Croix Cooperative Fishery Independent Trap Survey


How is it funded, who administers it?


Why was the survey originally designed?


What are/were the intended outcomes/objectives?


Describe the temporal and spatial coverage of the survey

Show the geographic coverage (including depth) of the survey (maps are helpful)

How often is the survey conducted (annually, biennially, biannually etc)?

Is it seasonal?


Describe the underlying experimental design

Fixed site or stratified-random (If stratified-random, describe the strata)?

Describe allocation of sites per strata (proportional/weighted? ) and number of sites


Describe the methodology and gear

Describe the outputs of the survey

Describe the data outputs & include a discussion of the variance structure of the data


Self-Evaluation of pros and cons of survey

What suite of species does this survey target (what are gaps)?  


What are the gear/method biases (catchability, size selectivity)?  

What are the temporal/spatial limitations?

Is this survey expected to continue into the future?

It is relatively expensive/inexpensive, logistically difficult/easy?


Self-Evaluation of utility of survey for generating information for stock assessment

Spatial/Temporal coverage

Data generated: length frequency, spawning stock biomass, mortality etc.


Provide any other information that may be relevant to this discussion


Provide most relevant documentation (w/PDFs or hyperlinks if possible )

Bryan, Meaghan D., Gedamke, T., and Walter, John F. 2013. A pilot, cooperative fishery-independent trap survey of Saint Croix, United States Virgin Islands. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SEFSC-641, 28pp.



Gedamke, Todd, J Schull, B Kojis. Genesis of a cooperative fishery independent survey for an island platform in the US Caribbean, Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute. 2010.

Bryan, Meaghan D., T. Gedamke, JF Walter, and J Schull.  A pilot, cooperative fishery independent survey of Saint Croix, US Virgin Islands, American Fisheries Society.  2013