SouthEast Fishery-Independent 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)

Spatial distribution of chevron trap sampling by the Southeast Reef Fish Survey between North Carolina and Florida

Figure 1.  Spatial distribution of chevron trap sampling by the Southeast Reef Fish Survey between North Carolina and Florida.  Each point represents a single station in the sampling frame, and gray lines indicate 30-, 50-, and 100-m isobaths.  Note that symbols often overlap.

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)

SEDAR 41: South Atlantic Red Snapper and Gray Triggerfish

Influence of soak time and fi sh accumulation on catches of reef fi shes in a multispecies trap survey

When a trap is not a trap: converging entry and exit rates and their effect on trap saturation of black sea bass (Centropristis striata)

Comparison of trap and underwater video gears for indexing reef fish presence and abundance in the southeast United States

Depth-related Distribution of Postjuvenile Red Snapper in Southeastern U.S. Atlantic Ocean Waters: Ontogenetic Patterns and Implications for Management

Examining the utility of alternative video monitoring metrics for indexing reef fish abundance