California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program (CCFRP) as of 2018
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), 2007-2018
2007-2018 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-andline 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 2018, 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 this inaugural statewide season, 14 MPAs were surveyed over 72 sampling trips. In total, 25,125 fishes were caught and released (4,801 of which were tagged prior to release) over 928 drifts. In combination with the MLML and CP databases dating back to 2007, we have now caught and released 108,235 fishes from 84 different species (45,171 of which were tagged prior to release), and welcomed 1,159 individual anglers in 11 seasons.