Coastal fish species of commercial interest observed on Underwater Visual Census transects in Vanuatu during the PROCFish/C surveys (2008) in 4 sites Ha'atafu, Koulo, Lofanga and Manuka. 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).
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Pinca S, Boblin P, Liufau E, Vigliola L, Sauni S, Awira R (2018): SPC PROCFish/C Fish Observations Tonga 2008. v1.1. The Pacific Community (SPC). Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt.sprep.org/resource?r=spc_procfish_finfish_tonga_2008&v=1.1
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Ha'atafu, Koulo, Lofanga and Manuka in Tonga
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-21.118, -175.316], North East [-19.716, -174.324]|
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|Start Date / End Date||2008-09-16 / 2008-10-11|
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 Oceanic and Coastal Fisheries Development Programme (PROCFish/C)|
|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:
- Principal Investigator
- Principal Investigator
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||Ha'atafu, Koulo, Lofanga and Manuka in Tonga|
Method step description:
- Multiple observations for the same species aggregated by transect and side.
- Friedman K.J., Pinca S., Boblin P., Magron F., Vunisea A., Labrosse P., Chapman L.B., Kronen M. 2009. Tonga country report: profiles and results from survey work at Ha'atafu, Manuka, Koulo and Lofanga (November and December 2001; March to June 2002; April to June, September and October 2008). Pacific Regional Oceanic and Coastal Fisheries Development Programme (PROCFish/C/CoFish). Noumea, New Caledonia: Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC). xxxii, 369 p. http://purl.org/spc/digilib/doc/aanoa
- 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
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