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    Status and Trends 2007 Report - Florida’s Inshore and Nearshore
    Florida’s Inshore and Nearshore Species: 2007 Status and Trends Report—The Short


    The short report contains the 2007 Status and Trends Report for six of Florida’s Inshore
    and Nearshore Species. The report's contents include an executive summary, introduction,
    methods and materials, trend analysis for species, individual species accounts for finfish
    and shellfish, literature cited.

    The reports are listed by species and may be downloaded as PDF files.

    The individual Species Accounts for FINFISH include the following species: red drum,
    spotted seatrout, snook.  Click here to download individual species reports.

    The individual Species Accounts for SHELLFISH include the following species:  blue crab,
    stone crab, lobster.  Click here to download individual species reports.


    The purpose of the species accounts is to provide interested readers with summaries of
    the biology and fisheries for particular species. In this short report, six managed species or
    groups were included in this section. A long report is compiled every other year and it
    includes accounts for 48 managed species/species groups. The species accounts provide
    available: 1) life history information such as distribution, growth, reproduction, and food
    habits; 2) the geographic distribution of statewide landings in 2006 and the annual
    landings by coasts and by the commercial and recreational sectors during 1982–2006; 3)
    trends in commercial landings rates (1992–2006), recreational total-catch rates (1991–
    2006), and fishery-independent monitoring catch rates (1996 or 1997 to 2006); 4) trends in
    observed disease and developmental abnormalities; and 5) results of recent stock
    assessments. In some cases when the fishery-independent monitoring data are sparse,
    there are no graphs of these data in the species accounts but the data are listed in
    Appendix A.

    The numbers of observations from the commercial or recreational fisheries and from the
    fishery-independent monitoring program listed in the Appendix will occasionally differ from
    those numbers found on the catch-rate graphs shown in the species accounts. The
    number of observations listed in the Appendix is the number of observations in the data for
    that specific species or group. The number of observations on the catch rate graphs can
    be: 1) lower if there are missing variable values associated with some of the catch data
    used in the standardization analysis or 2) higher if the data used in the standardization
    include more than just the records for a species. The latter occurs for the recreational
    analyses when the assumed targeted species is at an aggregate level, e.g. drums, trout, or

    Source - Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
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