Characterization of the southeastern U.S. Atlantic mid-shelf and deepwater reef fish fisheries.

Michael P. Enzenauer, Simon J. B. Gulak, Bethany M. Deacy &
Observations of the southeastern U.S. Atlantic mid-shelf and deepwater reef fish fisheries (NC through Florida) began in 2007 (Helies and Jamison, 2013). This work was done through the Gulf & South Atlantic Fisheries Foundation soliciting fishing vessels and captains to participate in voluntary observer coverage. The objective was to characterize catch and discards within the snapper-grouper vertical hook-and-line fishery. This approach, while cooperative and inclusive, introduced spatial and temporal sampling biases and did not collect...
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