SPC CoFish Fish Observations Marshall Islands 2007

Latest version published by Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node on Mar 4, 2020 Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node

Coastal fish species of commercial interest observed on Underwater Visual Census transects in Marshall Islands during the CoFish surveys in Laura, Ailuk, Arno and Likiep (2007). The individual counts correspond to the observations by a single diver (one side) on the 50 m transect, from the transect line up to visibility (distance sampling).

Data Records

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Pinca S, Awira R, Boblin P, Kabua E, White M, Vigliola L, Sauni S (2018): SPC CoFish Fish Observations Marshall Islands 2007. v1.1. The Pacific Community (SPC). Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt.sprep.org/resource?r=spc_cofish_finfish_marshall_islands_2007&v=1.1

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

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Keywords

Occurrence; SPC; PROCFish/C; CoFish; Fish; UVC; Observation

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Silvia Pinca
Senior Reef Fisheries Scientist
The Pacific Community BP D5 Noumea NC (+687) 26.20.00
http://www.spc.int
Ribanataake Awira
Reef Fisheries Officer
The Pacific Community BP D5 Noumea NC (+687) 26.20.00
http://www.spc.int
Pierre Boblin
Reef Fisheries Officer
The Pacific Community BP D5 Noumea NC (+687) 26.20.00
http://www.spc.int
Emma Kabua
Coastal Fisheries Conservation Adviser
Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority (MIMRA) PO Box 860 Majuro MH (+692) 6258262
http://www.mimra.com
Melba White
Aquaculture Development Adviser
Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority (MIMRA) PO Box 860 Majuro
http://www.mimra.com
Laurent Vigliola
Senior Reef Fisheries Scientist
The Pacific Community BP D5 Noumea NC (+687) 26.20.00
http://www.spc.int
Samasoni Sauni
Senior Reef Fisheries Scientist
The Pacific Community BP D5 Noumea NC (+687) 26.20.00
http://www.spc.int

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Franck Magron
Coastal Fisheries Information and Database Manager
The Pacific Community BP D5 Noumea NC (+687) 26.20.00
http://www.spc.int

Who filled in the metadata:

Franck Magron
Coastal Fisheries Information and Database Manager
The Pacific Community BP D5 Noumea NC (+687) 26.20.00
http://www.spc.int

Who else was associated with the resource:

Owner
Glen Joseph
Director
Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority (MIMRA) PO Box 860 Majuro MH (+692) 6258262
http://www.mimra.com

Geographic Coverage

Laura, Ailuk, Arno and Likiep in Marshall Islands

Bounding Coordinates South West [7.041, 168.998], North East [10.458, 171.681]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2007-08-09 / 2007-09-17

Project Data

The Pacific Regional Coastal Fisheries Development Programme (CoFish) and its associated programme PROCFish/C (the coastal component of the Pacific Regional Oceanic and Coastal Fisheries Development Programme) conducted fieldwork in 63 sites across 17 Pacific Island countries and territories over a seven-year period from 2002 to 2009.

Title Pacific Regional Coastal Fisheries Development Programme (CoFish)
Identifier BID-PA2016-0002-REG
Funding Funded by the European Union for the implementation of the Pacific Regional Coastal Fisheries Development Programme (CoFish), which ran from 1 May 2004 to 31 December 2009 under funding from the ninth European Development Fund (EDF 9), and the coastal component of the Pacific Regional Oceanic and Coastal Fisheries Development Programme (PROCFish/C), which ran from 1 March 2002 to 28 February 2009 under funding from the eighth European Development Fund (EDF 8). Data prepared and published under project "Capacity building and data mobilization for conservation and decision making in the South Pacific" - BID-PA2016-0002-REG
Design Description The aim of the survey work was to provide baseline information on the status of reef fisheries, and to help fill the massive information gap that hinders the effective management of reef fisheries

The personnel involved in the project:

Sampling Methods

The status of finfish resources in selected sites was assessed by distance-sampling underwater visual census (D-UVC). The method involves recording the species name, abundance, body length and distance to the transect line of each fish or group of fish observed; the transect consists of a 50 m line, represented on the seafloor by an underwater tape.

Study Extent Laura, Ailuk, Arno and Likiep in Marshall Islands

Method step description:

  1. Multiple observations for the same species aggregated by transect and side.

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Pinca S., Tardy E., Awira R., Pakoa K., Boblin P., Friedman K.J., Vunisea A., Lasi F., Magron F., Chapman L.B., Kronen M. 2009. Marshall Islands country report: profiles and results from survey work at Likiep, Ailuk, Arno and Laura (August and September 2007). Pacific Regional Oceanic and Coastal Fisheries Development Programme (PROCFish/C/CoFish). Noumea, New Caledonia: Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC). xxxii, 337 p. http://purl.org/spc/digilib/doc/nxmcu
  2. Labrosse, P., Kulbicki, M., Ferraris, J. 2002. Underwater visual fish census surveys proper use and implementation. Noumea, New Caledonia: Secretariat of the Pacific Community. REAT: Reef Resources Assessment Tools, vi, 54 p. http://purl.org/spc/digilib/doc/fs6ca

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers 69a84027-2b96-49ea-8011-d8030c94bfa9
https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=spc_cofish_finfish_marshall_islands_2007