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Lake Erie Fish Community Data, 2013-2018

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Publication Date
Start Date
2013-06-18
End Date
2018-09-20

Citation

Keretz, K.R., 2019, Lake Erie Fish Community Data, 2013-2018: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9Z0SBKZ.

Summary

Assessing the distribution and abundance of both predator and prey (forage) fish species is a cornerstone of ecosystem-based based fishery management, and supports decision making that considers food-web interactions. In support of binational Great Lakes fishery management the objectives of this survey were to: provide estimates of densities of key forage and predator species in the western basin of Lake Erie, to assess seasonal and spatial distributions of fishes, and to assess year class strength. A systematic grid sampling approach with 41 stations was sampled during June (Spring) and September (Autumn), starting in 2013. This data release adds 2018 data to the set for a total of six years observation using the same gear and sampling [...]

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WB_Catch_Final.csv 9.52 MB
WB_ExpandedLengths.csv 14.11 MB
WB_LengthWeight.csv 1.79 MB
WB_WaterQuality.csv 983.12 KB
WB_SpeciesCodes.csv 17.44 KB
metadata_Lake Erie Fish Community Data, 2013-2018.xml
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Purpose

These data are intended for use by Lake Erie fisheries managers, academia, the fishing industry, and the public. The data sets are annually evaluated to provide estimates of abundance of key forage and predator species, to assess seasonal and spatial distributions of fishes, and assess year class strength of key forage and predator species in the western basin of Lake Erie. The data sets are then presented in an interactive, online format which this metadata supports. Details about the vessel and gear descriptions, sampling protocols, and catch processing protocols can be found in the methods section of this metadata.

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  • Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC)
  • USGS Data Release Products

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P9Z0SBKZ

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