Recovery of Queen Conch in the U. S. Virgin Islands

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

The queen conch is an important cultural component and an extremely valuable coral reef fishery resource throughout the Caribbean, historically second only to the spiny lobster. Comparisons of past studies with current densities from these areas continue to show that queen conch populations are depleted although we may be seeing small signs of increase. This data set investigates the population status of queen conch around St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, through mark and recapture, habitat availability and utilization, acoustic tracking, and seasonal migration studies to provide needed information for improved management.

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Metadata Date November 28, 2018
Metadata Created Date March 28, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) 2012 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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All Tag Locations All Bays - Information from mark and recapture and habitat studies.

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 28, 2018
Metadata Created Date March 28, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) 2012 (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
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Access Constraints Access Constraints: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) does not approve, recommend, or endorse any proprietary product or proprietary material contained in this data set. The NMFS Galveston Laboratory Fishery Ecology Branch compiled these data sets in order to develop a scientific basis for refining essential fish habitat designations for future amendments to fishery management plans. NMFS is not responsible for any uses of these data sets beyond those for which they were intended, and NMFS makes no claims regarding the accuracy of any data provided by agencies or individuals outside NMFS. | Use Constraints: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) does not approve, recommend, or endorse any proprietary product or proprietary material contained in this data set. The NMFS Galveston Laboratory Fishery Ecology Branch compiled these data sets in order to develop a scientific basis for refining essential fish habitat designations for future amendments to fishery management plans. NMFS is not responsible for any uses of these data sets beyond those for which they were intended, and NMFS makes no claims regarding the accuracy of any data provided by agencies or individuals outside NMFS. | Distribution Liability: While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Bbox East Long -64.661
Bbox North Lat 18.388
Bbox South Lat 18.286
Bbox West Long -64.794
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Graphic Preview Description All Tag Locations All Bays - Information from mark and recapture and habitat studies.
Graphic Preview File http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/coris/data/NOAA/nmfs/1873/locations_of_tagged_queen_conch.jpg
Graphic Preview Type jpeg
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:24265
Harvest Object Id f1fc2db8-a40f-43e7-baf5-0ad366c2c722
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2005-05
Temporal Extent End 2010-09

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