Item Identification

Title: Galveston Fisheries Ecology Projects
Short Name: Galveston Fisheries Ecology Projects
Status: In Work
Abstract:

Research by the Fishery Ecology Branch is conducted on the ecological relationships between these habitats and fishery species to identify the important linkages to fishery productivity. We also are examining trophic linkages in coastal ecosystems and the relationships between habitats and biodiversity. Understanding trophic relationships and linkages between species and their habitats is important in identifying Essential Fish Habitat and in implementing ecosystem based fishery management.

Also conducts research on habitat restoration. The goal of restoration projects often is to build functional habitats for fishery species, and our research program on functional ecology of habitats has proven valuable in assessing restoration success and providing target levels for habitat restoration activities. Our habitat restoration research is directed at developing design criteria for the creation of habitats that function like natural habitats for fishery species. We are actively involved in advising, planning, implementing, and monitoring habitat restoration projects in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, and Puerto Rico.

Purpose:

Identify and describe relationships between fishery productivity and the coastal environment.

Supplemental Information:

In addition to the Galveston Laboratory, members of the Fishery Ecology Branch also work out of two field offices. Through our office in Lafayette, Louisiana at the NOAA Estuarine Habitats and Coastal Fisheries Center, we participate in the planning, design, construction, and monitoring of projects developed through the Coastal Wetlands Planning Protection and Restoration Act. This act authorizes an extensive wetland restoration effort in coastal Louisiana. We also are working with Savannah State University (Georgia) through a Cooperative Marine Education and Research Program. This program is designed to increase awareness of fisheries ecology and habitat restoration in minority communities and increase diversity among NOAA fishery biologists and ecologists.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
SEFSC GalLab Metadata Portfolio
None Ecology
None Habitat
None Habitat Charectoristics
None Habitat Recovery Data

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 1984-present

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Louisiana
None Texas

Physical Location

Organization: Galveston Laboratory
City: Galveston
State/Province: TX

Project Information

Project Type: Project
Mandated By: Coastal Wetlands Planning Protection and Restoration Act
Collection Authority: Federal

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 285897
Date Effective From: 2006-07-26
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Ditty, James
Address: 4700 Avenue U
Galveston, TX 77551-5997
Email Address: Jim.Ditty@noaa.gov
Phone: 409-766-3782
Fax: 409-766-3508

Distributor

CC ID: 285901
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
USA
Phone: (305)361-5761
URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/about/southeast-fisheries-science-center
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 285899
Date Effective From: 2006
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Ditty, James
Address: 4700 Avenue U
Galveston, TX 77551-5997
Email Address: Jim.Ditty@noaa.gov
Phone: 409-766-3782
Fax: 409-766-3508
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 285902
Date Effective From: 2016
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

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 180047
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1984-01-01

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Policy:

To fishery Scientists and other qualified researchers upon request.

Data Access Procedure:

Contact Jim Ditty

Data Access Constraints:

NOAA Data Quality Act Documentation and Pre-Dissemination guidelines

Data Use Constraints:

Data set is not for use in litigation. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages or misrepresentations caused by inaccuracies in these data, or as a result of these data being used on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does distribution constitute any such warranty

Metadata Access Constraints:

none

Metadata Use Constraints:

Please cite properly

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 7859
URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/about/galveston-laboratory
Name: Home Page Of SEFSC Galveston Facility
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: html

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
100
Data Set (DS) Aransas Bay 1993-1994
66
Data Set (DS) Assess/monitor effects of MPA status on reef fish populations and spawning aggregations in the Tortugas Ecological Reserves
100
Data Set (DS) Barataria Bay 2005-2006
100
Data Set (DS) Burrowing behavior of penaeid shrimps
97
Data Set (DS) COE (BUG) Houston-Galveston 1991
83
Data Set (DS) COP 1990-1991
63
Data Set (DS) CRCP Changes in growth, vitality, and habitat value of Acropora cervicornis in the US Caribbean
69
Data Set (DS) CRCP Effects of Trap Fishing on coralline habitats 2001-2006
69
Data Set (DS) CRCP Effects of trap fishing on coral reefs and associated habitats in the Florida Keys
69
Data Set (DS) CRCP Effects of trap fishing on coral reefs and associated habitats in the US Caribbean
60
Data Set (DS) CRCP St. Croix Queen Conch Acoustic Tracking Project
89
Data Set (DS) CWPPRA-East Mud Lake 1997-2001
89
Data Set (DS) Caernarvon 2001
66
Data Set (DS) Cages Study 1981-2014
83
Data Set (DS) Chocolate Bay/Halls Lake 1987-1988
57
Data Set (DS) Corpus Christi EFH Trawling Effects 2001-2002
77
Data Set (DS) Corpus Christi-East Matagorda Bay 1986
83
Data Set (DS) EPA GOMEX Wild Goose Lagoon 2006
77
Data Set (DS) EPA Seagrass Restoration 1994-1995
Project (PRJ) Fishery Ecology Branch Growth Experiments
60
Data Set (DS) Fishery-independent Surveys of Queen Conch in St. Croix 2010-2011
83
Data Set (DS) Grand Isle 1988
86
Data Set (DS) Halls Lake 1990
81
Data Set (DS) Houston Ship Channel 1993-1994
89
Data Set (DS) Hydrocarbon Study 1995-1996
Project (PRJ) Jamaica Beach Projects 1982-1994
74
Data Set (DS) Laguna Madre System 1995-1998
80
Data Set (DS) Lavaca Bay 1985-1987
81
Data Set (DS) Louisiana Marsh Management Plan 1995
Project (PRJ) Marsh terracing as a wetland restoration tool for creating fishery habitat. [Sabine NWR study 1999]
86
Data Set (DS) Meta-analysis of estuarine nurseries
77
Data Set (DS) Myrtle Grove 2002
91
Data Set (DS) Northern Gulf Cooperative Institute 2009-2010
89
Data Set (DS) Oyster Reef Projects 2000-2001
97
Data Set (DS) Pelican Spit 1988-1997
57
Data Set (DS) Penaeid Shrimp Salinity Gradient Tank Study 2005-2008
100
Data Set (DS) Recovery of Queen Conch in the U. S. Virgin Islands
89
Data Set (DS) Salt marsh construction costs and shrimp production
96
Data Set (DS) San Antonio Bay 1986-1989
57
Data Set (DS) Simulating environmental effects on brown shrimp production in the northern Gulf of Mexico
97
Data Set (DS) Sportsmans Road/Gangs Bayou 1995
97
Data Set (DS) Terracing at Pierce Marsh in Galveston Bay 2001-2002
91
Data Set (DS) Vallisneria 2003-2004

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 3954
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2007-04-18 03:14+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2020-05-04 14:58+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2016-03-16
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2017-03-17