Short Citation:
Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2021: CRCP St. Croix Queen Conch Acoustic Tracking Project, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/30680.

Item Identification

Title: CRCP St. Croix Queen Conch Acoustic Tracking Project
Status: In Work
Abstract:

Marine protected areas (MPAs) can be highly effective tools for conserving habitats, populations, and sustainable fisheries. The National Park Service (NPS) is hosting a collaboration of researchers assessing effectiveness of MPA boundaries, species movements, and identifying gaps in protection for a wide range of shark, turtle, and reef fish species. Building upon our previous work, were tagging queen conch, to examine time spent in protected areas, migrations to open fishing areas, spawning grounds, and nursery habitats.

Purpose:

To determine movement patterns of conch between management zones of the northern shelf of St. Croix (BIRNM no-take marine reserve, St. Croix East End Marine Park zoned-use territorial waters, and open fishing areas).

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Queen conch
None Habitat Use
None Migration
None Movement,
None Strombus gigas

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 2014-present

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None U.S. Virgin Islands
None fish bay
None no name bay

Instrument Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None acoustic tag

Physical Location

Organization: Southeast Fisheries Science Center
City: Miami
State/Province: FL
Country: USA
Location Description:

Location Of The Main Office Of The South East Fisheries Science Center

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 281600
Date Effective From: 2014
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Doerr, Jennifer
Address: 4700 Avenue U
Galveston, TX 77551
Email Address: jennifer.doerr@noaa.gov
Phone: 409-766-3705
Fax: 409-766-3520
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Distributor

CC ID: 281601
Date Effective From: 2014
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Galveston Laboratory (GALLAB)
Address: 4700 Avenue U
Galveston, TX 77551
United States
Phone: 409.766.3500
URL: Hompage Galveston Lab
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 276698
Date Effective From: 2014
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Doerr, Jennifer
Address: 4700 Avenue U
Galveston, TX 77551
Email Address: jennifer.doerr@noaa.gov
Phone: 409-766-3705
Fax: 409-766-3520
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 276699
Date Effective From: 2014
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Baumer, Tim J
Address: 4700 Avenue U
Galveston, TX 77551
Email Address: tim.baumer@noaa.gov
Phone: 409-766-3784
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 276702
W° Bound: -64.7
E° Bound: -64.57
N° Bound: 17.81
S° Bound: 17.52
Description

Caribbean Sea

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 276701
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2014

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Policy:

Available to fishery scientists and qualified researchers upon request.

Data Access Procedure:

The data will be available from a public web server once an access methodology has been developed.

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) does not approve, recommend, or endorse any proprietary product or proprietary material contained in this data set. The NMFS Galveston Laboratory Fishery Ecology Branch compiled these data sets in order to develop a scientific basis for refining essential fish habitat designations for future amendments to fishery management plans. NMFS is not responsible for any uses of these data sets beyond those for which they were intended, and NMFS makes no claims regarding the accuracy of any data provided by agencies or individuals outside NMFS.

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 797896
URL: https://www.galvestonlab.sefsc.noaa.gov/research/fishery_ecology/currentresearch/QueenConch/index.html
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Brief Description of research provided by Principal investigators for Galveston Lab website

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Each sample was assigned a unique identification code. Field collected samples were tagged redundantly (e.g. one label inside of the collection vessel and a matching label attached to the outside of the vessel). The identifier and its associated information (e.g. date, location, habitat) was recorded on field data sheets. Once a sample arrived at the laboratory, the label remained with the sample throughout the various stages of sample processing. After data were entered into an Excel spreadsheet or similar database file, the information was printed out and compared against the field data sheets by two biologists. Corrections were made at this time and saved. The electronic file was also sorted and examined by the Lab Supervisor or other project personnel in a variety of ways to look for outliers, missing data, and other potential errors.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: No
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: 0
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 365
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

N/A

Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: To Be Determined
If To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended, Explain:

N/A

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 365
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

The data resides on a secure government network requiring multi-factor authentication for network access.

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Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 281607
Description:

After sample collection, field data were entered into an Excel spreadsheet or database file (DBF) using database manager software. A text file was created to describe these data and associated variables. Entered data were checked against the field sheets by two biologists to minimize entry errors. Samples were processed in the laboratory, sorted, specimens identified and measured, and information was entered into an Excel spreadsheet or DBF file. Files were printed out and compared against original data sheets by two biologists for data entry errors. Corrections were made at this time, the electronic file was saved, and a back-up copy made. Hard copies of the QCd files were printed and stored in the project folder along with the original field and laboratory data sheets. The electronic file was also sorted and examined by the Lab Supervisor or other project personnel in a variety of ways to look for outliers, missing data, and other potential errors. Verified data files were then saved electronically on the Galveston Laboratory server and backed-up as needed.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 30680
Metadata Record Created By: Carlos Rivero
Metadata Record Created: 2016-02-11 06:54+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-10-21 10:06+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-10-21
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-10-22