I also thank L Beerkircher from NMFS SEFSC for his assistance with the pelagic observer program data.
SEFSC pelagic observer program data summary for 1992-1996.
In the early 1970's, SEFSC
staff recognized that the recreational head-boat fishery accounted for substantial landings for many of the species listed above (e.g., 725 t of marketable fish landed in 1973 from the Carolinas (Huntsman, 1976)).
From May to September, 1987, SEFSC
staff observed the driftnet fishery off the east coast of Florida.
Gray triggerfish were opportunistically sampled from fisheries landings along the SEUS coast from 1990 to 2012 by port agents employed by the SRHS and the SEFSC
Trip Interview Program (TIP) to sample commercial fisheries landings.
In 2007, the SEFSC
implemented a mandatory observer program for the commercial shrimp fishery operating in the U.S.
, 75 Virginia Beach Dr., Miami, Fla., PRD-03/04-12, 129 p.
In December 1993, SEFSC
's Galveston Laboratory implemented a voluntary observer program to characterize the fish trap, bottom longline, and bandit reel fisheries in the U.S.
To determine whether the patterns that characterize the shark community assemblage in our study region (coasts of Alabama and Mississippi, hereafter referred to as small scale) were applicable across the northern Gulf of Mexico (hereafter called large scale), we obtained bottom-longline data from the SEFSC
Contact Brent Stoffle, SEFSC
, 75 Virginia Beach Dr., Miami, FL 33149.
Nevertheless, the Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC
) of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is charged with assessing the effect of this fishery on these federally protected species.