Status and Trends - Appendix A and Literature Cited

This is the literature cited in the 2015 Status and Trends Report of Florida's Inshore and Nearshore Species. Appendix A provides a catch rate summary for 2004-2014.

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The table in Appendix 1 summarizes the catch rate summaries for the Atlantic and gulf coasts of Florida for finfish and shellfish landed over the last ten years.

The table looks at each species and contains information about its catch rates summarized by source of data (commercial, recreational, fishery independent), coast (Atlantic or Gulf of Mexico), category (finfish, invertebrate, or ornamental marine life), commercial trips, pounds landed, recreational interviews, estimated number of angler trips, number of fish landed, number per hour, number of research samples, the proportion of sampling trips that caught the particular species, and the significance levels for each source of data.



FWC Facts:
Red tides have been documented along Florida's Gulf coast since the 1840s and likely occurred earlier. Fish kills around Tampa Bay were mentioned in the logs of Spanish explorers.

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