USVI Larval Distribution and Supply, Fisheries Oceanography 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 of the survey 


Cruise #1- NF 0705 March 27, 2007 to April 10, 2007

 

Cruise #2 NF-08-05, March 11-24, 2008. *Neuston tows/ north of USVI added

 

Cruise #3- NF-09-03, April 7-20, 2009. *North of St. Croix added

 


How often is the survey conducted? Basically annually


Is it seasonal? No, the cruises were at different dates due to ship scheduling issues.

 

Describe the underlying experimental design

 

Describe the methodology and gear

 

Describe the outputs of the survey

 

Self-Evaluation of pros and cons of Survey

What suite of species does this survey target?


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

Provide any other information that may be relevant to this discussion

Provide most relevant documentation

Cruise reports are available