California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program (CCFRP) as of 2017
CA Collaborative Fisheries Research Program (CCFRP) Hook-and-Line Surveys of Nearshore Fishes in and Near California Marine Protected Areas.
Contains: database files, metadata documentation, and flat files (locations, species, database relationships, trip information, drift data, and catch data), 2007-2019
Patterns of reef fish distribution and abundance among selected locations in the Gulf of California
by Matthew D. Levey, "A thesis presented to the faculty of Moss Landing Marine Laboratories.", Thesis (M.S.) -- California State University, Stanislaus, 2005.,
Variation in Responses of Fishes across Multiple Reserves within a Network of Marine Protected Areas in Temperate Waters
Meta-analyses of field studies have shown that biomass, density, species richness, and size of organisms protected by no-take marine reserves generally increase over time. The magnitude and timing of changes in these response variables, however, vary greatly and depend upon the taxonomic groups protected, size and type of reserve, oceanographic regime, and time since the reserve was implemented. We conducted collaborative, fishery-independent surveys of fishes for seven years in and near newly created marine protected areas (MPAs) in central California, USA. Results showed that initially most MPAs contained more and larger fishes than associated reference sites, likely due to differences in habitat quality. The differences between MPAs and reference sites did not greatly change over the seven years of our study, indicating that reserve benefits will be slow to accumulate in California's temperate eastern boundary current. Fishes in an older reserve that has been closed to fishing since 1973, however, were significantly more abundant and larger than those in associated reference sites. This indicates that reserve benefits are likely to accrue in the California Current ecosystem, but that 20 years or more may be needed to detect significant changes in response variables that are due to MPA implementation. Because of the high spatial and temporal variability of fish recruitment patterns, long-term monitoring is needed to identify positive responses of fishes to protection in the diverse set of habitats in a dynamic eastern boundary current. Qualitative estimates of response variables, such as would be obtained from an expert opinion process, are unlikely to provide an accurate description of MPA performance. Similarly, using one species or one MPA as an indicator is unlikely to provide sufficient resolution to accurately describe the performance of multiple MPAs.
2007-2019 CCFRP Statewide Database Public Distribution
Data Format: The database was created in Microsoft Office Access 2003 & updated to v2010 in February 2014.
Time Standard: Pacific Standard Time
Time Period: 2007 – 2019 Status: The database and metadata are complete
Updates: The database and metadata will be updated with each additional year of data Access Restrictions: Contact Rick Starr and Dean Wendt before these data are used for publication
Contact Person: Rachel Brooks (Email: email@example.com, Phone: 831.771.4479, Address: 8272 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039).
2007-2019 CCFRP Statewide Database Public Distribution Metadata
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML) and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (CP) worked with central California fishing communities to develop monitoring protocols for the use of hook-and-line fishing gear, and to collect baseline information for California Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). The program began by surveying the Año Nuevo, Point Lobos, Piedras Blancas, and Point Buchon MPAs, and in corresponding reference sites, and in the proposed Point Reyes and North and Southeast Farallon Islands MPAs, and near Bolinas/ Duxbury Reef to establish standardized protocols. Within these areas, we used a stratified random sampling design to determine sampling locations. At each location, volunteer anglers fished with standardized gear for a specified amount of time. Caught fishes were identified to species, measured, tagged with external T-bar anchor tags, and released at the location of capture. From 2007 to 2016, we have worked with a total of 15 Commercial Passenger Fishing Vessel (CPFV) captains and 896 volunteer anglers and caught a total of 83,110 fishes from 63 different species. Due to the success of CCFRP in monitoring central California MPAs, the program expanded statewide in 2017. The program now includes partners from Humboldt State University (HSU), Bodega Marine Laboratory (BML), MLML, CP, UC Santa Barbara (UCSB), and Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO. In combination with the MLML and CP databases dating back to 2007, we have now caught and released 159,840 fishes from 94 different species (55,928 of which were tagged prior to release) on 482 sampling trips inside and outside 15 MPAs. We have partnered with 30 CPFVs and 50 skippers and welcomed over 1,600 individual anglers in 13 seasons.
2007-2019 CCFRP Statewide Database Flat Files
This folder contains seven Excel files to be used if MSAccess is not available: trip information (.cvs), angler information (.csv), drift information (.csv), caught fishes (.csv), fish species (.csv), grid cell locations (.csv) and monitoring areas (.csv).
Trends in abundance surveys of nearshore rocky reef fishes in Central California 1959-2007
by Thomas Wadsworth, "A thesis presented to the faculty of Moss Landing Marine Laboratories.", Thesis (M.S.) -- California State University, Monterey Bay, 2008.