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Project Title: Deepwater Benthic Assessment for Derelict Fishing Gear off California - 2007 Funding Year: 2007 State/Territory Coverage: California
Project Abstract

NOAA NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) has partnered with scientists across multiple agencies to survey groundfish assemblages and habitats in deepwater off California using manned submersibles executing video transects.  This project examined the resulting nearly 400 hours of footage to identify the types, locations and densities of marine debris in the survey areas, focusing especially on derelict fishing gear, with the goal to better understand debris densities and potential impacts in the survey area.  The team reviewed data from 132 dive surveys, identifying over 730 debris objects for analysis.  Overall density of debris object density in the central California sites was  higher (0.64 items/100m) than at offshore locations off southern California (0.15 items /100m).  Overall density seemed to decline relative to distance from port.

Project Title: Deepwater Benthic Assessment for Derelict Fishing Gear off California - 2007 Funding Year: 2007 State/Territory Coverage: California
Project
Start:01/01/2007
Stop:12/31/2007
Status: Closed
Category:
  • Research
Region:
  • California
Debris Types:
  • Derelict Fishing Gear
    • Commercial Net
    • Commercial Monofilament
    • Commercial Trap
    • Recreational Net
    • Recreational Monofilament
    • Recreational Trap
  • Consumer Debris
  • Vessel Operations
  • Aquaculture


Environment:
  • Nearshore
  • Offshore
Water Column Position:
  • Benthic

Activities: Assessment , Mapping , Research Laboratory Experiments , Research In-situ Experiments , Research Field Data Collection
Project Title: Deepwater Benthic Assessment for Derelict Fishing Gear off California - 2007 Funding Year: 2007 State/Territory Coverage: California
Name: Diana Watters
Primary Agency: NOAA NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center

Physical Address
110 Shaffer Road
Santa CruzUS-CA  95060 

Phone Number: (831) 420-3934
Email Address: diana.watters@noaa.gov
Partner Organizations:
  • Unknown
URL Address:  None Defined
Project Title: Deepwater Benthic Assessment for Derelict Fishing Gear off California - 2007 Funding Year: 2007 State/Territory Coverage: California
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File Deepwater Benthic Assessment for Derelict Fishing Gear off California - One Page Summary
NOAA MDP-Produced one page summary of California deepwater benthic assessment project.
Image Debris Image - California Benthic Survey
Image from video review of California benthic surveys.