PMEP Nursery Habitat Assessment Products

 

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Nursery Functions of West Coast Estuaries:
Data Assessment for Juveniles of 15 Focal Fish and Crustacean Species

Jason D. Toft1, Stuart H. Munsch1, Jeffery R. Cordel1, Kiira Siitari2, Van C. Hare2, Brett Holycross2, Lisa A. DeBruyckere3, and Correigh M. Greene4

1University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Science; 2Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission; 3Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership; 4Northwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service


Nursery Functions of U.S. West Coast Estuaries:
The State of Knowledge for Juveniles of Focal Invertebrate and Fish Species

Brent B. Hughes1, Matthew D. Levey2, Jennifer A. Brown3, Monique C. Fountain4, Aaron B. Carlisle5, Steven Y. Litvin5, Correigh M. Greene6, Walter N. Heady7 and Mary G. Gleason7

1University of California Santa Cruz; 2SeaSpatial Consulting; 3Monterey Bay National Marine San ctuary; 4Elkhorn Slough National EstuarineResearch Reserve; 5Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University; 6NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center; 7The Nature Conservancy

 

Cover Page and Acknowledgements

Executive Summary

Table of Contents

Introduction

Methods

Focal Species and Known Nursery Requirements

Invertebrates

Dungeness crab (Metacarcinus magister)cover page of state of knowledge report

Bay shrimp (Crangon franciscorum)

Elasmobranchs

Leopard shark (Triakis semifasciata)

Bat ray (Myliobatis californica)

Anadromous Fish

Green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris)

Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)

Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch)

Steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Flatfish

California halibut (Paralichthys californicus)

English sole (Parophrys vetulus)

Starry flounder (Platichthys stellatus)

Scorpaeniformes

Brown rockfish (Sebastes auriculatus)

Pacific staghorn sculpin (Leptocottus armatus)

Perciformes

Shiner perch (Cymatogaster aggregata)

Clupeiformes

Pacific herring (Cluepa pallasii)

Discussion

References


State of the Knowledge Report, Estuary Inventory and Juvenile fish presence datasets (zipped file geodatabase ~13MB)


An Inventory and Classification of U.S. West Coast Estuaries

Walter N. Heady1, Kevin O'Connor2, Jennifer Kassakian3, Kate Doiron3, Charles Endris2, Daniel Hudgens3, Ross P. Clark2, Jena Carter1, and Mary G. Gleason1

1The Nature Conservancy, 2Central Coast Wetlands Group (CCWG), 3Industrial Economics, Inc. (IEc)


Summit Final Report (PMEP) - 2014