This dataset comprises bycatch data from a shark sampling research project in the Rewa River Estuary on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji. A 100 meter gillnet comprising 3-, 3.5- and 4-inch nylon monofilament mesh sizes was used to capture fish. Gillnet soak times were either 1 or 2 hours, and dependent on prevailing sea and weather conditions. All net deployments began at 1700hrs.
This dataset is part of the results of research by a Master of Science student at the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Suva, Fiji. The research was funded in part by the SciCOFish programme of the Pacific Community, and the Faculty Research Committee of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) at USP.
Publication of this dataset was funded by the European Union (EU). We are also grateful to GBIF, BID and VertNet for their support in mobilising this dataset.
The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 229 records.
This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Brown K (2018): Estuarine fish in the Rewa River estuary, Viti Levu, Fiji 2012. v1.2. The University of the South Pacific - School of Marine Studies. Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt.sprep.org/resource?r=usp_esturine_fish_2012_brown&v=1.2
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The Rewa River Estuary, island of Viti Levu, Fiji,
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-18.173, 178.529], North East [-18.15, 178.555]|
All species belong to the Class Actinopterygii from 4 Orders: Elopiformes, Perciformes, Clupeiformes, Tetraodontiformes .
|Species||Arothron reticularis, Caranx ignobilis, Caranx sexfasicatus, Chirocentrus dorab, Lactarius lactarius, Leiognathus equulus, Lutjanus argentimaculatus, Lutjanus bohar, Megalops cyprinoides, Mene maculata, Mesopristes kneri, Monodactylus argenteus, Mugil cephalus, Polydactylus plebeius, Rastrelliger kanagurta, Terapon jarbua, Trichiurus lepturus|
|Start Date / End Date||2012-02-23 / 2012-06-01|
The scalloped hammerhead shark, Sphyrna Lewini (Griffith & Smith, 1834) in inshore waters in the Fiji Islands (Master of Science research thesis). This dataset of estuarine fish is bycatch data from a juvenile scalloped hammerhead shark research project, in the Rewa River Estuary on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji. The project was part of a Master of Science research degree at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji.
|Title||Capacity building and data mobilization for conservation and decision-making in the South Pacific|
|Funding||Data prepared and published under project "Capacity building and data mobilization for conservation and decision making in the South Pacific" - BID-PA2016-0002-REG. Research funding was provided in part by the SciCOFish Programme of the Pacific Community, and the Faculty Research Committee of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment at the University of the South Pacific (USP). The Master of Science degree programme was funded by the USP Research Office Graduate Assistant Scholarship. The John and Dave Foundation provided technical support for data publication.|
|Study Area Description||The Rewa River estuary, island of Viti Levu, Fiji.|
The personnel involved in the project:
- Principal Investigator
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