West Hawaii Aquarium Project (WHAP): fish and substrate data, 1999-2002 (NCEI Accession 0000938)

Metadata Updated: December 4, 2020

In response to declines in reef fishes, the Hawaii state legislature created the West Hawaii Regional Fishery Management Area in 1998 to improve fishery resources (Act 306). The West Hawaii Aquarium Project (WHAP) was funded by the Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative to monitor to fish populations and quantify the habitats in this region. This dataset consists of an MS Access relational database of all monitoring data from 1999-2002 and image and random point files of benthic habitat survey frames grabbed from video transects.

During initial funding under CRAMP in 1998-99, 23 permanent study sites were established positioned in all of the proposed Fish Replenishment Areas (FRAs) as well as eight sites where fish collecting is know to occur ("impact"), and six managed areas where aquarium fish collection is prohibited (three Marine Life Conservation Districts (MLCDs) and three FMAs or "control"). Initial surveys confirm that aquarium fish collecting impacts are significant but vary along the coastline.

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Metadata Date 2020-06-20T18:41:59Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 4, 2020
Reference Date(s) December 17, 2010 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2020-06-20T18:41:59Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 4, 2020
Reference Date(s) December 17, 2010 (publication)
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Guid gov.noaa.nodc:0000938
Access Constraints Cite as: Tissot, Brian N.; Washington State University (WSU) (2010). West Hawaii Aquarium Project (WHAP): fish and substrate data, 1999-2002 (NCEI Accession 0000938). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0000938. Accessed [date]., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Bbox East Long -155.84
Bbox North Lat 20.16
Bbox South Lat 19.05
Bbox West Long -156.05
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
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Licence accessLevel: Public
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
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Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1999-01-05
Temporal Extent End 2002-09-17

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