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TPWD HARC Texas Coastal Fisheries Matagorda Bay Bag Seine


The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) utilizes several sampling gears for fisheries-independent monitoring of finfish and shellfish communities. They include bag seines, trawls, gill nets and oyster dredges. TPWD uses multiple gears in a random sampling protocol, and they identify (to the lowest taxonomic unit possible) and count everything that they collect. This dataset contains bag seine data collected for the Matagorda bay system in Texas from 1986 to 2008. Collected data also included spatial and temporal information describing the sample location and time, collection gear information, hydrological data (e.g. dissolved oxygen, water temperature, and salinity), weather conditions, species caught, and number of each species [...]


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MatagordaBay_BagSeine.xls 7.55 MB application/
OBIS-USA Enrollment Journal Matagorda Bay Bag Seine 20140701.doc 144 KB application/msword
TPWD_HARC_MatagordaBay_BagSeineMBG_20140701.csv 402.09 MB text/csv
“Updated script”
10.44 KB text/x-rsrc
2.72 MB text/csv
95.95 MB text/csv
170.21 MB text/csv
MatagordaBay_BagSeine.csv 3.41 MB text/csv
“Updated taxonomy script”
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2009 Resource Monitoring Operations Manual.pdf 1.01 MB application/pdf
TPWDTaxonomy.csv 58.24 KB text/csv


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  • Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) - USA Dataset Collection



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Downloaded from the HARC website and processed for inclusion in OBIS-USA by A. Benson

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  • tpwd_harc_texasmatagordabay_bagseine_20150130

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