Multi-species grouper spawning aggregation fishery study in Papua New Guinea

This dataset contains spawning aggregation fish density and fishery data for two species of grouper (Epinephelus fuscoguttatus and E. polyphekadion) at a site in New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea. Over two spawning months in 2013, fish aggregation density was estimated by divers conducting (point-count) underwater visual census surveys. A fishery targeting the two species of grouper at the spawning site was observed over the same period, with individual fisher catch and effort data collected and used to estimate catch-per-unit-effort. Other fishery information collected includes numbers of boats and fishers, hook size, and depth of fishing for catches.

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  • Description

    This dataset contains spawning aggregation fish density and fishery data for two species of grouper (Epinephelus fuscoguttatus and E. polyphekadion) at a site in New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea. Over two spawning months in 2013, fish aggregation density was estimated by divers conducting (point-count) underwater visual census surveys. A fishery targeting the two species of grouper at the spawning site was observed over the same period, with individual fisher catch and effort data collected and used to estimate catch-per-unit-effort. Other fishery information collected includes numbers of boats and fishers, hook size, and depth of fishing for catches.

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      This dataset consists of a spreadsheet in MS Excel (.xlsx) and Open Document format (.ods)

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  • Data type dataset
  • Keywords
    • reef fish
    • spawning aggregation
    • catch-per-unit-effort
    • catchability
    • conservation
    • ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
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  • Research themes
    Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
    People and Societies in the Tropics
    FoR Codes (*)
    • 070403 - Fisheries Management
    SEO Codes
    • 830204 - Wild Caught Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
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  • Start Date 2013/05/02
  • End Date 2013/06/07
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  • Locations
    • Kavieng, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea
    Data Locations

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    Physical Location ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811 Australia - Building 32, Room 109 (Machine Name C02PN1B5G3QN) Data is also stored in the secure data section of the Tropical Data Hub (TDH) archive - eResearch Centre, James Cook University.
    The Data Manager is: Jan Robinson
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      Name Robinson, J., Graham, N.A.J., Cinner, J.E., Almany, G.R. and Waldie, P. Fish and fisher behaviour influence the vulnerability of groupers (Epinephelidae) to fishing at a multispecies spawning aggregation site. Coral Reefs, 34(2). pp. 371-382.
    • URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00338-014-1243-1
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    The data will be licensed under CC BY-NC: Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 AU
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  • Statement of rights in data Once access to the data has been obtained via negotiation with the data manager, use of the dataset is governed by the CC-BY-NC AU licence.
  • Data owners
      Jan Robinson
    Citation Robinson, Jan; Graham, Nicholas; Cinner, Joshua; Almany, Glenn; Waldie, Peter (2016): Multi-species grouper spawning aggregation fishery study in Papua New Guinea. James Cook University. https://doi.org/10.4225/28/571EB75A4DE5F