Results of abundance surveys of juvenile Atlantic and gulf Menhaden, Brevoortia tyrannus and B. patronus

Ahrenholz, Dean W. and Guthrie, James F. and Krouse, Charles W. (1989) Results of abundance surveys of juvenile Atlantic and gulf Menhaden, Brevoortia tyrannus and B. patronus. NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service, (NOAA Technical Report NMFS, 84)

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Abstract

The estuarine populations of juvenile Atlantic and gulf menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus and B. patronus) were sampled during two-boat, surface-trawl, abundance surveys extensively conducted in the 1970s. Juvenile Atlantic menhaden were sampled in 39 estuarine streams along the U.S. Atlantic coast from northern Florida into Massachusetts. Juvenile gulf menhaden were sampled in 29 estuarine streams along the Gulf of Mexico from southeast Texas into western Florida. A stratified, two-stage, cluster sampling design was used. Annual estimates of relative juvenile abundance for each species of menhaden were obtained from catch-effort data from the surveys. There were no significant correlations, for either species, between the relative juvenile abundance estimates and fishery-dependent estimates of year-class strength. From 1972 to 1975, the relative abundance of juvenile Atlantic menhaden in north Atlantic estuaries decreased to near zero. (PDF file contains 22 pages.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Results of abundance surveys of juvenile Atlantic and gulf Menhaden, Brevoortia tyrannus and B. patronus
Personal Creator/Author:
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Ahrenholz, Dean W.
Guthrie, James F.
Krouse, Charles W.
Series Name: NOAA Technical Report NMFS
Number: 84
Date: 1989
Publisher: NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brevoortia tyrannus; Brevoortia patronus; Atlantic menhaden; Gulf menhaden
Subjects: Management
Fisheries
Item ID: 2737
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2009 15:44
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 18:33
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/2737

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