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Rabbitfish fishery and spawning aggregation surveys in the Seychelles

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Title
Rabbitfish fishery and spawning aggregation surveys in the Seychelles
Type
Dataset
Date Record Created
2016-03-05
Date Record Modified
2018-10-05
Language
English
Coverage
Date Coverage
2013-10-01 to 2014-06-15
Time Period
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Geospatial Location
  • Seychelles
Description
Descriptions
  1. Type: full

    This dataset contains fish density and fishery data for a rabbitfish species (Siganus sutor) in the Republic of Seychelles. Fish density was estimated at spawning aggregations and in non-reproductive habitat between November 2013 and May 2014 using 20 min timed-swim surveys by divers using stereo-video. From 60 random samples of resulting video frames, two metrics of density were derived: MaxN and Presence. On the same days as fish density surveys, observations of two fishers targeting the species using fish traps were also undertaken, with individual fisher catch and effort data collected and used to estimate catch-per-unit-effort. Other fishery information collected includes fishing effort density, soak time, trap type and fishing depth. Underwater visibility data were also derived from survey video data, while an index of current strength was derived from satellite altimeter and scatterometer data.

  2. Type: note

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

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People
Creators
  1. Owned by: MR Jan Robinson , jan.robinson@my.jcu.edu.au , ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (7351)
  2. Associated with: Dr Nicholas Graham , nick.graham@jcu.edu.au , School of Marine & Tropical Biology (6620), ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (7351)
Primary Contact
MR Jan Robinson, jan.robinson@my.jcu.edu.au
Supervisors
  1. Dr Nicholas Graham , nick.graham@jcu.edu.au
Collaborators
  1. Dr Arnaud Gruss (Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami)
  2. Dr Jude Bijoux (Seychelles Fishing Authority)
  3. M Calvin Gerry (Seychelles Fishing Authority)
Subject
Fields of Research
  1. 070403 - Fisheries Management (070403)
Socio-Economic Objective
  1. 830204 - Wild Caught Fin Fish (excl. Tuna) (830204)
Keywords
  1. Siganidae
  2. spawning aggregation
  3. herbivory
  4. catch-per-unit-effort
  5. catchability
  6. marine reserves
  7. ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
Research Activity
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Research Themes
Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
People and Societies in the Tropics
Rights
License
CC BY-NC: Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 AU
License - Other
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Access Rights/Conditions
Please contact the data manager or nominated primary contact to negotiate access to this data. If you have difficulty, please contact researchdata@jcu.edu.au for assistance.
Type
conditional
Rights
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
Data Location
Online Locations
Stored At
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.
Citation
Cite:
Robinson, J.; Graham, N. (2016). Rabbitfish fishery and spawning aggregation surveys in the Seychelles. James Cook University. (dataset). http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/28/571EB18AA6AB7
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
10.4225/28/571EB18AA6AB7