2,547 Works

The Nonhydrostatic Solver of the GFDL Finite-Volume Cubed-Sphere Dynamical Core

Lucas Harris
NOAA technical memorandum OAR GFDL ; 2020-003

Serious injury determinations for small cetaceans off the southeast U.S. coast, 2012.

Katherine Maze-Foley & Lance Preston Garrison
The Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) requires NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to distinguish between injuries to marine mammals that are serious and not serious. During 2012 NMFS issued a policy directive and procedural directives to establish a process for distinguishing serious from non-serious injuries (NMFS 2012a, b). This document summarizes serious injury determinations for small cetaceans in southeast U.S. waters during 2012. Data from various sources were assessed to compile this report. These...

2012 economic cost earnings of pelagic longline fishing in Hawaii.

Kolter O. Kalberg & Minling Pan
This report presents findings from the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) costearnings study of the Hawaii-based longline fleet. Fleet-wide expenditures and revenue are assessed for the 2012 operational calendar year. Captains or owners of 115 of the 126 vessels active at the time of the study voluntarily participated in the face-to-face survey, resulting in a response rate of 91 percent. This report also compares 2012 results with the previous costearnings studies of the Hawaii...

Sea turtle tagging in the Mariana Islands Range Complex (MIRC) progress report.

Timothy Todd Jones, Summer Lynn Martin &
The U.S. Navy developed the Mariana Islands Range Complex (MIRC) Monitoring Plan to provide required monitoring of protected species under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (1972) and the Endangered Species Act (1973). Of the 5 species of sea turtles associated with MIRC this annual report provides data on the habitat and movements of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) and hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) that were tagged by PIFSC staff and satellite-tracked in the nearshore waters of...

PIFSC report on the American Samoa limited-access longline fishery from 1 January to 31 December 2013.

The following tables represent effort, retained catch (kept) and discards (released) as reported on longline log sheets for the American Samoa limited-access longline fishery. Effort and catcheffort statistics are based on date of longline haul. Effort and catch statistics are based on logbook data submitted to the PIFSC, FRMD and represent an Oracle table LLDS_REPORT_STATS_AS database extraction done on 21 June 2016. When a statistic (number of vessels, trips) can involve dates of haul in...

Report for dedicated JPSS VIIRS Ocean Color December 2015 Calibration/Validation cruise.

Michael Ondrusek, Veronica Peterson Lance, Robert Arnone, Sherwin Ladner, Wesley Goode, Ryan Vandermeulen, Scott Freeman, Joaquin E. Chaves, Antonio Mannino, Alex Gilerson, Sam Ahmed, Carlos Carrizo, Ahmed El-Habashi, Robert Foster, Matteo Ottaviani, Joaquim I. Goes, Helga Do Rosario Gomes, Kali McKee, Chuanmin Hu, Charles Kovach, David English, Jennifer Cannizzaro, B. Carol Johnson, Zhongping Lee, Jianwei Wei … & Menghua Wang
The overall aim of this NOAA VIIRS 2015 Ocean Color Calibration/Validation (Cal/Val) Cruise aboard the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster (NF-15-13) was the collection of high quality in situ optical and related biogeochemical data for purpose of validating of satellite ocean color radiometry and derived products from VIIRS-SNPP, part of the JPSS program [Wang et al., 2013; Wang et al., 2014]. A second aim was to make measurements in support of science and applied studies that...

Assessment of ecological condition and stressor impacts within Great Lakes rivers and harbors : Milwaukee estuary, Wisconsin.

, , , Jeffrey L. Hyland & Edward Frank Wirth
The Great Lakes, the largest surface freshwater resource in the world, has long been recognized for its valuable natural resources and services vital to the wellbeing of our nation. In 2012 a probabilistic sampling component was included under an expanded version of NOAA’s National Status and Trends/Mussel Watch Program in the Great Lakes as a basis for assessing the status of ecological condition and potential stressor impacts in targeted river and harbor systems of this...

Movements of reef fish across the boundary of the Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument in Coral Bay, St. John, USVI.

Matthew S. Kendall, Laughlin Siceloff & Mark E. Monaco
The Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument (VICRNM) was created to expand the protection of the marine ecosystems around St. John. Monument boundaries were not designed using ecological criteria, but were instead the result of historical land ownership and the Territorial Submerged Lands Act of 1974. This study used acoustic telemetry to investigate movements of reef fish relative to the boundary of the Coral Bay portion of the Monument and the protection that this Marine...

Marine biogeographic assessment of the main Hawaiian Islands : a collaborative investigation.

The state of Hawai'i is working to develop local renewable energy sources to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. Most of the State’s potential renewable energy resources (notably, wind) are located in federal waters from 3 to 200 nm offshore. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) regulates the leasing, construction and operation of most renewable energy projects in federal waters, and is required to evaluate potential human, coastal and marine impacts from these projects....

The Japanese high seas mothership salmon fishery in the north Pacific Ocean : the economic implications of a loss of INPFC constraints.

Lewis E. Queirolo
The development and eastward expansion of the Japanese High Seas Mothership Salmon fishery in the North Pacific and Bering Sea was responsible for the establishment of the International Convention of the High Seas Fisheries of the North Pacific Ocean. The Convention was, as it remains to date, a tri-national agreement between the United States, Canada, and Japan intended to guarantee the interests of each nation in the fisheries of the North Pacific. The Japanese have...

Stock assessment of Summer Flounder for 2016

Mark Terceiro
This assessment of summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) is an update through 2015 of commercial and recreational fishery catch data, research survey indices of abundance, and the analyses of those data. Reported 2015 landings in the commercial fishery were 4,843 mt = 10.677 million lbs, about 3% under the commercial quota (5,021 mt = 11.069 million lbs). Estimated 2015 landings in the recreational fishery were 2,209 mt = 4.870 million lbs, about 34% below the recreational...

Report on the Alaska Region Section 10/404 permit coordination, 1981 through 1985.

Tamra L. Faris, John B. Hamilton & Robert P. Stone
The Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (16 use 661-667) requires that action on licenses, permits, and construction projects regulated or undertaken by other Federal agencies in waters of the United States must include consultation with resource agencies (NMFS) and equal consideration of fish and wildlife resources. The NMFS Alaska Region dedicates a major effort to coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) on Section 10 and 404 permit applications. It is, therefore, important...

Modeling pygmy sperm whale (Kogia breviceps, De Blainville 1838) strandings along the southeast coast of the United States from 1992 to 2006 in relation to environmental factors.

Carole R. Berini, Laura M. Kracker & Wayne E. McFee
Pygmy sperm whales are the second most commonly stranded marine mammal in the Southeastern Unites States (SEUS). They most often strand alive and the causes of these events remain largely unknown. Generalized linear models were built to identify potential relationships among environmental factors and the occurrence of pygmy sperm whale strandings in the SEUS. Two methods were used to model environmental parameters depending on the nature of the data. One method used data from NOAA...

An evaluation of marine mammal surveys to support Washington State’s Marine Spatial Planning process.

Laura M. Kracker &
The objective of this report is to identify and evaluate existing datasets related to the distribution of marine mammals along the Northwest coast of the United States which can support Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) by the State of Washington. In this report, we consider the degree to which existing datasets are able to represent species distributions and provide information needed by Washington to mitigate potential conflicts among ocean users and ensure adequate biological conservation. A...

Northeast Fisheries Science Center publications, reports, and abstracts for calendar year 2015

Laura S. Garner & Sheena G. Steiner
The following bibliography consists of three sections: (1) anonymously peer-reviewed publications (“publications”), (2) transparently peer-reviewed and nonpeer-reviewed publications (“reports”), and (3) abstracts for oral presentations and poster displays. The bibliography covers works with a 2015 publication or presentation date, prepared by Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) employees. (Publications appearing “online first” in 2015 but with a 2016 print publication are not included in this list.) Bibliographies of publications, reports, and abstracts for earlier years are...

62nd Northeast Regional Stock Assessment Workshop (62nd SAW) assessment summary report

National Oceanic U.S. Department Of Commerce
The 62nd SAW Assessment Summary Report contains summary and detailed technical information on two stock assessments reviewed during November 29 – December 2, 2016 at the Stock Assessment Workshop (SAW) by the 62nd Stock Assessment Review Committee (SARC- 62): Black sea bass and Witch flounder. The SARC-62 consisted of three external, independent reviewers appointed by the Center for Independent Experts [CIE], and an external SARC chairman from the NEFMC SSC. The SARC evaluated whether each...

An introduction to NOAA's National Database for Deep-Sea Corals and Sponges.

Thomas F. Hourigan, Peter J. Etnoyer, Robert P. McGuinn, Curt E. Whitmire, Dan S. Dorfman, Matt Dornback, Scott Lewis Cross & David Ewing Sallis
NOAA's Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program (DSCRTP) is compiling a national database of the locations of deep-sea corals and sponges, beginning in U.S. waters. The DSCRTP will make this information accessible to resource managers, the scientific community, and the public over the World Wide Web. The database fulfills NOAA's requirements under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) to identify and map locations of deep-sea corals and to submit this information for...

Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program. Data report : ecological monitoring 2016 : reef fishes and benthic habitats of the main Hawaiian Islands, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Pacific Remote Island Areas, and American Samoa

Kaylyn McCoy, Adel Heenan, Jacob Marcus Asher, Paula Ayotte, Kelvin Gorospe, Andrew Elisha Gray, Kevin Lino, Jill P. Zamzow &
This report summarizes the reef fish survey data and a subset of the benthic data collected by the Coral Reef Ecosystem Program for Pacific RAMP and for compatible PMNM, NMFS and CRCP survey missions in 2016. During 2016, surveys were conducted in the following regions: main Hawaiian Islands, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Pacific Remote Island Areas, and American Samoa. The status of reef fish assemblages in each region is first described in the wider Pacific context...

The Miami ocean monitoring system (MOMS) site 1 study.

S. Jack Stamates

Regression tree and ratio estimates of marine mammal, sea turtle, and seabird bycatch in the California drift gillnet fishery, 1990-2015

James V. Carretta, Jeffrey E. Moor & Karin A. Forney
Marine mammal, sea turtle, and seabird bycatch was estimated for the California swordfish drift gillnet fishery during a 26-year period (1990-2015), using random forest regression trees. Tree estimates were compared with traditional annual ratio estimates generated from the same observer data. Ratio estimates suffer from systematic bias (under- and overestimation of bycatch) when observed bycatch is rare, bycatch rates are inferred only from same-year data, and observer coverage is low. Model-based approaches result in more...

61st Northeast Regional Stock Assessment Workshop (61st SAW) assessment report

This assessment is for Atlantic surfclam in the US EEZ (federal waters, 3-200 nm from shore) individual transferable quota (ITQ) fishery (Appendix 7). The assessment divides the US stock into a northern (Georges Bank or GBK) and a southern area (south of GBK to Cape Hatteras) for modeling purposes (Figures 6 and 7). However, the resource is managed as a single stock so estimates for the north and south are combined for status determination.

Proceedings of the Thirty-fourth Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation : 2014 International Sea Turtle Symposium, 14 to 17 April, 2014, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Lisa C. Belskis, Amy Frey, Michael Jensen, Robin LeRoux & Kelly Rhoda Stewart

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