Short Citation:
Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2021: COE (BUG) Houston-Galveston 1991,

Item Identification

Title: COE (BUG) Houston-Galveston 1991
Short Name: COE 1990-1991
Status: Completed
Creation Date: 1990
Revision Date: 1992

Compared species composition, numbers, and biomass per unit area among salt marsh (Spartina alterniflora) and open water habitats in the Galveston Bay corridor to evaluate the extent of biological gain achieved from marsh creation in open water habitats.


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


Site selection in Galveston Bay for beneficial use of Houston-Galveston Ship Channel dredge material for marsh creation. COE (BUG) 1990-1991

Supplemental Information:

Penaeid shrimp counts must be summed by taxon and station, and divided by 2.6 to calculate number per meter squared values because the larger 1.8-m drop trap sampled an area of 2.6 m2.

Where recorded for drop trap and beam trawl samples, penaeid total biomass/weight represents 5-mm size-intervals (6-10, 11-15, 16-20, 21-25, 26-30, 31-35, 36-40, etc).


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None abundance
None brown shrimp
None crabs
None distribution
None dredge disposal
None Farfantepenaeus aztecus
None Farfantepenaeus duorarum
None fish
None habitat value
None invertebrates
None Litopenaeus setiferus
None nekton
None pink shrimp
None prey
None salt marsh
None white shrimp

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None 1990
None 1991

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
NODC SEA AREA NAMES Coastal waters of Texas
None Ash Point
None Atkinson Island
None Bird Island
None Bolivar Peninsula
None Burnett Bay
None Dickinson Bay
None Double Bayou
None Elm Grove Point
None Galveston Bay
None Hog Island
None Houston Point
None La Porte
None Moses Lake
None Pelican Island Spit
None Redfish
None Seabrook
None Smith Point
None Swan Lake
None Texas
None Texas City Dike
None Ving-et-un-Island

Instrument Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None 1.8 m diameter drop trap sampler

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 Set Type: Mixed
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 33885
Date Effective From: 2006-10-23
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Ditty, James
Address: 4700 Avenue U
Galveston, TX 77551-5997
Email Address:
Phone: 409-766-3782
Fax: 409-766-3508
Contact Instructions:

phone or email


CC ID: 284978
Date Effective From: 1991
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
Phone: (305)361-5761
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 284979
Date Effective From: 1991
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Ditty, James
Address: 4700 Avenue U
Galveston, TX 77551-5997
Email Address:
Phone: 409-766-3782
Fax: 409-766-3508
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 284980
Date Effective From: 1991
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Baumer, Tim J
Address: 4700 Avenue U
Galveston, TX 77551
Email Address:
Phone: 409-766-3784
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.


Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 279470
W° Bound: -94.8201
E° Bound: -94.691291
N° Bound: 29.654102
S° Bound: 29.34798

Gulf Of Mexico

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 279469
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 1991

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Policy:

Open to everyone.

Data Access Procedure:

Download from provided links and then extract data files from .zip file.

Data Access Constraints:


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

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 758112
Start Date: 2018
End Date: Present
Download URL:
Distributor: Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) (1991 - Present)
File Name:

.zip file on PARR Data Server

File Type: Zip
Compression: Zip
Review Status: Not Chked

Technical Environment


pc files

Data Quality


Attribute_Accuracy_Report: Data were entered into spreadsheets and checked against the raw data sheet to avoid entry errors

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Quality control was provided by comparing field data sheets and specimen identification (ID) sheets against the entered data print-out. One biologist read from the raw field and specimen ID sheet while a second biologist checked the data print-out. Corrections were made at this time and saved. The project data manager also examined the corrected data, and sorted these data in a variety of ways to look for outliers, missing information, 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
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: World Data Center (WDC) Facility
If World Data Center or Other, Specify: NCEI Archive
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

These data reside on a secure database server only accessible through the NMFS network requiring separate multi-factor authentication for both network and database access.


Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 284984

After sample collection, laboratory and field data were entered into an Excel spreadsheet or data base file (DBF) using database manager software and a text file created to describe these data and associated variables. Entered data were checked against field data sheets to minimize entry errors. Samples were processed in the laboratory. After samples were sorted, and specimens identified and measured, information was entered into an Excel spreadsheet or DBF file, and printed out. Quality control was provided by comparing entered data against the specimen identification (ID) sheet by one biologist reading from the ID sheet and a second biologist checking the data print-out. Corrections were made at this time, saved, and a back-up copy made. Hard copies of the files were then printed, and provided to the Principal Investigator. A print-out was also stored in the project folder along with the original field and laboratory data sheets.

Acquisition Information


Instrument 1

CC ID: 855928
Identifier: 1.8-m drop trap
Instrument / Gear: Instrument
Instrument Type: Drop Sampler


Platform 1

CC ID: 855929
Identifier: Human Sampler

Sampler Enters Water and Takes Sample

Mounted Instrument 1

Identifier: 1.8-m drop trap

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) COE _1990_1991_tblPenaeids.csv
Entity (ENT) COE _1990_1991_tblSamples.csv
Entity (ENT) COE _1990_1991_tblSizerange.csv
Document (DOC) readme_8615.pdf
Entity (ENT) tblsamples_codes_values.csv

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 8615
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2008-12-12 10:27+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