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TPWD HARC Texas Coastal Fisheries Aransas Bay Gill Net


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 gill net data collected for the Aransas bay system in Texas from 1976 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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AransasBay_GillNet.csv 1.28 MB text/csv
TPWD_HARC_GillNetScript.R 7.95 KB text/x-rsrc
OBIS-USA Enrollment Journal Aransas Bay Gill Net 20140701.doc 143.5 KB application/msword
TPWD.Taxonomy.Hierarchy.csv 133.99 KB text/csv
139.05 MB text/csv


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

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