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Development of a Continent-Wide Summaries of Fisheries Data Sampled Using Standard Techniques

Duration

September 2004 - August 2009

Narrative

As part of the standard sampling book project, we are developing regional and range-wide averages of various fish indices such as condition, catch-per-unit-effort, length frequency, and growth for the 10-12 most common fish species of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. We made a joint call for data with the American Fisheries Society to all Canadian provinces, American states and to Mexico. From our data call, we received over 4000 data from 42 states and provinces. This information will be part of a chapter in the standard sampling book that will have rangewide and regional data averages and ranges for comparison. It will allow biologists sampling individual water bodies to determine if their fish population is high, average or low for an index compared to what is expected rangewide and for the region. We have developed averages, and the chapter was published August, 2009.

Research Products and Activities

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Bonar, S. A., W. A. Hubert, D. W. Willis. 2009. Standard Methods for Sampling North American Freshwater Fishes. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland. 459 pp.
  • Brouder, M., A. C. Iles, and S. A. Bonar. 2009. North American averages of length frequency, condition, growth, and catch per effort. In S. A. Bonar, W. A. Hubert, and D. W. Willis, Editors. Standard Methods for Sampling North American Freshwater Fishes. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland. 64 pp.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 9

Phd Students: 1

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 43

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 25

Scientific Publications: 57

Presentations: 95

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • US Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters

Links

Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Arizona Game Fish Department
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Arizona
  5. Wildlife Management Institute