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SUMMARY REPORT
April 1, 2000 August 31, 2002
Caribbean/NMFS Cooperative SEAMAP Program
NA07FS0100-01




SEAMAP-C USVI
St. Croix Fisheries Independent Trap and Line Survey




William Tobias, Principal Investigator

Wes Toller,

Willy Ventura,

And

Hector Rivera


Division of Fish & Wildlife
Department of Planning and Natural Resources
U.S. Virgin Islands


September 2002






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INTRODUCTION

The Southeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program for the Caribbean (SEAMAP-C) is a
cooperative program between the National Marine Fisheries Service, the Department of Natural
Resources in Puerto Rico and the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, Division of
Fish and Wildlife, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The objective of the SEAMAP-C program is to
collect data needed to assess the status of the marine resources of the U.S. Caribbean and to
monitor any changes in that status.

The SEAMAP-C program collects fishery independent data, which are collected without direct
reliance on the data reported by commercial and recreational fishermen. Information collected
directly from fishermen (fishery-dependent data) can be greatly influenced by economic
conditions, vessel and gear designs, catch discard patterns, and varying fishing practices.
Important fish population parameters, such as reproductive biomass and age structures, cannot
always be estimated without bias, especially in the multi-species, multi-fishing gear fishery in
the Caribbean. A properly designed fishery independent survey program will collect data in a
consistent and statistically valid format without the potential biases associated with the normal
activities of fishermen.

This report provides a summary of activities for the USVI SEAMAP-C program for the period
April 1, 2000 to August 31, 2002. The project used baited fish traps and baited hand lines to
sample reef fishes and to obtain information on relative abundance and species composition. All
data collected was sent to the Pascagoula Laboratory of the National Marine Fishery Service for
archiving and analysis.


OBJECTIVE

In order to provide biological and ecological information on the shallow water reef resources,
long time series data is needed to maintain and manage the reef resources. Under the SEAMAP-
C program, the U.S. Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife collects data and information
on shallow water reef resources needed to identify and implement fishery management measures
to protect and restore the fishing stocks to sustain recreational and commercial reef fisheries.


METHODOLOGY

Sampling methodology for this study followed that presented in PR/DNER (1994).


Research activities

Sampling activities planned in St. Croix for the project period April 1, 2000 to March 31, 2001
were delayed due to extensive repairs and equipment installation required to the Division of Fish
and Wildlife's 30-year old research vessel, R/V Sarima, in preparation for the project. In






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September 2000, the R/V Sarima was delivered to Independent Boat Yard in St. Thomas for
repairs. In anticipation of the delayed startup for the project, a no-cost extension request was
made to the National Marine Fisheries Service. Independent Boat Yard repairs to R/V Sarima
were completed in April 2001. The vessel was outfitted with hydraulics for trap hauling by staff
from the Division of Fish and Wildlife's St. Thomas office in July 2001. In August 2001, the
vessel was delivered to St. Croix. A davit to haul traps was designed and fabricated by Walsh
Welding and installed by Division of Fish and Wildlife staff in January 2002.

Due to the high cost of repairs to the R/V Sarima, increase in logistics time required to conduct
SEAMAP projects on St. Croix (20% travel time/day from office to marina and return) and
greater number of fish samples to process (compared with St. Thomas/St. John SEAMAP-C trap
surveys), overall SEAMAP-C funding available was sufficient for only 10 of the initially
planned 20 trapping trips.


Site selection

An area to the northeast of St. Croix was designated as the sampling area for the SEAMAP-C
component. A 20-square mile area was divided into five, 2 x 2 nautical mile (nm) quadrats, each
with sixteen 0.5 x 0.5 mile "sub-quadrats" (Figure 1). The study area overlays the insular shelf
platform extending from 1.5 nm west of Buck Island to 5.5 nm northeast of Buck Island onto
Lang Bank. The depth ranges from 4.5-26.0 m to the shelf edge, where it slopes precipitously
from 28 to 50 m to 406 m in depth.


Sampling Methodology

The first five quadrats and subquadrats were pre-selected for repeat sampling as they represented
sites from a SEAMAP trap study conducted in 1993-1994 (see Dixon and Maidment, 1994).
Subsequent quadrats and subquadrats were randomly selected using a random numbers table and
physically located using a Magellan NAV 5000-D Global Positioning System (GPS). The
Magellan GPS unit was replaced with a Garmin 76map GPS with Wide Area Augmentation
System (WAAS) capability on sampling trip #5 and used thereafter. Some details of sampling
were subject to minor modifications owing to logistics and prevailing conditions of weather.
The sampling area was stratified based on the following depth criteria to distinguish shallow
water platform areas from shelf edge areas: (1) 0-10 fathoms, (2) 11-20 fathoms, and (3) > 20
fathoms. Sampling frequency was based on the relative area of each depth strata as follows:

1. 9 samples for 0-10 fathom depth
2. 10 samples for 10-20 fathom depth
3. 1 sample for greater than 20 fathom depth

Within a given depth stratum, quadrat samples were assigned randomly.

Twelve standardized fish traps were deployed on each sample date. Traps were constructed using






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a standard square shaped trap made of 1 12 inch square mesh, with dimensions approximating 4'
x 4' x 1.5'. The funnel opening was 19"x 6". Traps were baited with dwarf herring (Jenkensia
lamprotaenia) or redear sardine (Harengula humeralis), placed in bait containers made from
folded 1/2" x 1/2" mesh plastic netting. Each trap was tied with 3/8" polypropylene line to a
separate surface buoy. The between trap distance was approximately 150 feet as standardized in
the sampling protocol. Traps were deployed from the research vessel in a randomly chosen
subquadrat. Time of deployment, depth and GPS location were recorded for each trap set. Soak
time was standardized at approximately six hours. Three Division staff members participated on
each SEAMAP trapping trip.

During the fish trap soak period, three DFW staff fished with handlines equipped with three
hooks each (#06 Mustad O'Shaughnessy 33407SS) above a sinker weight. Additional weights
were added to maintain the baited lines on the bottom if the current was strong and the vessel's
drift was fast. The handlines were baited with cut squid and fished for 6 hours. Handline fishing
was conducted while the vessel drifted through the sampling subquadrat. GPS coordinates were
taken at the beginning and end of each drift for trips #1-4. For trips #5-10, a Garmin 76map GPS
was used to plot each drift course. After each drift, the vessel motored to the up current
boundary of the subquadrat for another drift. The location for each drift was changed to provide
complete sampling coverage in the subquadrat.

For each trip the following data was recorded:

1. date, time (i.e. time out and time returned to dock),

2. quadrat code (latitude and longitude),

3. trap soak time for each trap and fishing time for lines to the nearest 15 minutes,

4. total number of traps hauled and lines fished per trip,

5. comments on the general weather conditions,

6. water depth (in feet) of trap sets and start and end points of drift fishing using a
color depth recorder (Furuno Model #CV281),

7. Substrate type characterized by surface visual observations from the vessel and
whenever possible, by depth recorder color image or by entanglement of fishing
gear with the bottom substrate. Substrate characterization followed the NOAA
habitat classification presented in Kendall et al (2001).

Fish caught by handline were separated for each angler, immediately placed in individual plastic
bags and retained on ice. Fish caught in traps were identified and recorded by individual trap
number, placed in separate plastic bags identified by trap number and retained on ice. Additional
ice was added to the catch upon reaching shore to maintain the fish for biostatistical
measurements and gonad analysis in the laboratory the following day.






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Laboratory analysis of the catch included recording the number of fish caught by fisher or by
trap, the individual fish weight in grams (25 gram increments) and fork length (FL) to the nearest
millimeter, sex and gonadal condition. Identification of the gonadal condition of the fish caught
followed that outlined in the sampling protocol manual (PR/DNER 1994). Unripe individuals
were classified as and Fl and Ml, gonads not developed. Sub-ripe individuals were classified as
F2 and M2, gonads starting to enlarge and eggs may be distinguishable. Ripe individuals were
classified as F3 and M3. F3 females have ovaries that are usually transparent and colorless with
large well-developed eggs. M3 males have testes with loose or running milt. Individuals with
spent gonads are classified as F4 and M4. Gonads at this stage are enlarged and flaccid.


Data Collection

Data collection during the sampling trips was recorded on the NMFS Pascagoula Station Sheet-
Type II Caribbean (Appendix 1). Data were entered into the SEAMAP Data Management
System provided by The National Marine Fisheries Service. Data files were converted to
EXCEL format and used for the summary analysis here.


RESULTS

Ten sites northeast of St. Croix, USVI were sampled from 29 January to 9 July 2002, totaling 59
hours soak time for traps and 59 hours of line fishing (Appendix 2). One sampling trip was
aborted due to mechanical problems on the vessel.

The number of fish caught by gear type for each sampling trip is shown in Table 1. A total of
804 fish were caught, 175 by trap and 629 by handline fishing. Five trips each were made in the
<10 fathoms and 10-20 fathoms depth stratum. No sampling was conducted in the >20 fathoms
depth strata.

Table 2 shows the number of fish, total weight and percent caught by the two gear types. Of the
804 fish caught in the study, 78% were caught by handline and 22% by trap. Handline catch
represented 83% by weight (144 lbs) and trap catch represented 17% by weight (29 lbs). Fifteen
species of fish from 10 families were caught by handline and 18 species of fish from 10 families
were caught by trap.

Serranids were the most abundant fish caught by handline in the hardbottom habitats (Table 3).
Coney (Cephalopholisfulva), red hind (Epinephelus guttatus) and grasby (Cephalopholis
cruentatus) represented 72.0% by number and 56.0% by weight, 6.5% by number and 9.3% by
weight, and 1.4% by number and 0.9% by weight, respectively, of the total handline catch. The
family Malacanthidae, represented by the sand tilefish (Malacanthus plumieri), was the second
most abundant fish caught (11.8% by number and 19.0% by weight), followed by the blue runner
Caranx crysos (Carangidae), 6% by number and 9.4% by weight, in soft bottom habitats. Coney
was also the most abundant species caught in traps (34.9% by number and 43.9% by weight),






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followed by two species of Chaetodons, the foureye butterflyfish (Chaetodon capistratus) and
the banded butterflyfish (Chaetodon striatus), 16.0% by number and 4.2% by weight and 9.1%
by number and 3.6% by weight, respectively (Table 4).

Figure 2 shows a plot of quadrat number vs. catch. The number of fish caught per trip generally
increased from a west to east direction as the presence of hard bottom communities increased.


DISCUSSION

The location of the sampling area for the SEAMAP-C trap study off the northeast coast of St.
Croix lies exposed to the prevailing winds and seas from the easterly quadrant. Sampling trips
were conducted on a sea conditions permitting basis. Extensive periods of strong tradewinds in
excess of 20 mph with seas greater than 5-7 ft and small craft warnings issued by the National
Weather Service were typical during the sampling period. These weather conditions caused
delays in the frequency of sampling trips.

This project was designed to collect data for entry in a central database and not for immediate
analysis. Therefore, a comprehensive discussion, of fishing trends, species diversity, and
abundance was not made. As sites were picked randomly, sampling was conducted
independently of habitat. Traps were sometimes placed on sandy bottoms and grass or algal beds,
resulting in empty traps or low handline catches at some sampling sites. Sampling sites with hard
bottom and reef yielded a higher harvest. In general, the catch increased as sampling moved
from west to east (Quadrat 1 to Quadrat 5).

Greater sampling accuracy was obtained by using the Garmin 76map GPS with WAAS
capability. Habitat identification at the sampling stations was subjective, based on surface
observations. With additional computer software, GPS sampling locations can be interfaced with
NOAA habitat maps to identify exact habitat type.


LITERATURE CITED

Dixon, H. and S. Maidment. 1994. Annual Summary Report, April 1993-March 1994,
Caribbean /NMFS Cooperative SEAMAP Program NA27FS107-01. 6 pp.

Kendall, M.S., M.E. Monaco, K.R. Buja, J.D. Christensen, C.R. Kruer, M. Finkbeiner and R.A.
Warner. 2001. Methods Used to Map the Benthic Habitats of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin
Islands. URL: http://biogeo.nos.nloaa.gov/projects/mapping/caribbean/startup.htm.

Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (PR/DNER). 1994. Southeast
Area Monitoring and Assessment Program (SEAMAP-C). 14 pp.






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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This work was supported by many people. In St. Thomas, repairs to the R/V Sarima were
coordinated by Julian Aubain and Dr. Roger Uwate, DFW/STT. The pot hauler was installed by
Julian Aubain. Field studies were conducted by DFW/STX staff including: William Tobias,
Hector Rivera, Willy Ventura, Carmen Cortez, and Dr. Wes Toller. Data entry to the NMFS
Pascagoula Station Sheet Type II Caribbean was completed by Ruth Gomez, DFW/STT. An
earlier draft of this report was reviewed by Drs. Roger Uwate and Barbara Kojis.

















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Table 1. Number of Fish Caught by Gear Type for Each Sampling Trip
Trap Handline Quadrat/ Depth
Trip # Date No. of Fish No. of Fish Subtotal Subquadrat (fathoms) Habitat Category
1 1/29/2002 0 19 19 1/16 < 10 seagrass/algal plain/softbottom
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Trends noted in the data:
1. handline catch and trap catch were positively correlated (but with low r-squared value)
2. fewer fish were caught from seagrass/algal plain/softbottom habitats than hard-bottom habitats
3. catch generally increased as sampling moved from West to East (quadrat 1 to quadrat 5)






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Table 2. Number and Weight of Fish by Gear Type

Gear Type

Handline % Trap % Total

Total No. of Fish 629 78.23 175 21.77 804

Total Weight of Fish 143.75 83.02 29.41 16.98 173.15

No. of Species 15 18 27

No. of Families 10 10 16






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Table 3. Species Composition of Catch Handline
Common
Name Species Family No. % Weight %
coney Cephalopholisfulva Serranidae 453 72.0 80.499 56.0
sand tilefish Malacanthus plumieri Malacanthidae 74 11.8 27.35 19.0
red hind Epinephelus guttatus Serranidae 41 6.5 13.425 9.3
blue runner Caranx crysos Carangidae 38 6.0 13.55 9.4
graysby Cephalopholis cruentatus Serranidae 9 1.4 1.275 0.9
longspine
squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus Holocentridae 4 0.64 0.575 0.4
spotted moray Gymnothorax moringa Muraenidae 2 0.32 0.750 0.5
black-ear
wrasse Halichoerespoeyi Labridae 1 0.16 0.75 0.5
straight-tail Hemipteronotus
razorfish martinicensis Labridae 1 0.16 0.025 0.0
blackfin
snapper Lutyanus buccanella Lutjanidae 1 0.16 0.225 0.2
spotted
trunkfish Lactophrys bicaudalis Ostraciidae 1 0.16 0.550 0.4
scrawled
cowfish Lactophrys quadricornis Ostraciidae 1 0.16 0.975 0.7
buffalo
trunkfish Lactophrys trigonus Ostraciidae 1 0.16 0.950 0.7
princess
parrotfish Scarus taeniopterus Scaridae 1 0.16 0.125 0.1
great
barracuda Sphyraena barracuda Sphyraenidae 1 0.16 2.725 1.9
Total = 629 100.0 143.749 100.0






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Table 4. Species Composition of Catch Trap
Common
Name Species Family Number % Weight %
coney Cephalopholisfulva Serranidae 61 34.9 12.895 43.9
foureye
butterflyfish Chaetodon capistratus Chaetodontidae 28 16.0 1.225 4.2
banded
butterflyfish Chaetodon striatus Chaetodontidae 16 9.1 1.05 3.6
longspine
squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus Holocentridae 12 6.9 1.425 4.8
ocean
surgeonfish Acanthurus bahianus Acanthuridae 11 6.3 1.325 4.5
reef
butterflyfish Chaetodon sedentarius Chaetodontidae 9 5.1 0.485 1.6
blue tang Acanthurus coeruleus Acanthuridae 8 4.6 1.25 4.3
french grunt Haemulonflavolineatum Haemulidae 7 4.0 0.975 3.3
queen
triggerfish Balistes vetula Balistidae 6 3.4 3.500 11.9
red hind Epinephelus guttatus Serranidae 5 2.9 2.825 9.6
blackfin
snapper Lutjanus buccanella Lutjanidae 3 1.7 0.375 1.3
princess
parrotfish Scarus taeniopterus Scaridae 3 1.7 0.475 1.6
graysby Cephalopholis cruentatus Serranidae 1 0.57 0.2 0.7
white grunt Haemulon plumieri Haemulidae 1 0.57 0.100 0.3
yellow chub Kyphosus incisor Kyphosidae 1 0.57 0.65 2.2
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snapper Ocyurus Chrysurus Lutjanidae 1 0.57 0.3 1.02
spotted
goatfish Psuedupeneus maculatus Mullidae 1 0.57 0.225 0.77
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parrotfish Sparisoma aurofrenatum Scaridae 1 0.57 0.125 0.43
_____Total = 175 100.0 29.405 100.0







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APPENDIX 1
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APPENDIX 2 (continued)
SEAMAP-C St. CroixTrap and Handline Subquadrats Sampled


SEAMAP Trip #6, 21 March 2002, Subquadtat 1/6.


i7 47.74


-Sea6-&


p 7*Trap-$-
W*d Trap 9


Trap 12


Dri ft-9

ft-2


A* Trap4 m 10 Dr#fl-3
Trap 4 ZL---Y nR






Dditf-
Drift-6t-






-~ *r3pI-






ScO6-A



0 0 &
0 00 2 O00yds


17 47.00


-64 38.90' -64 38.80' -6438.70'


1747.60'


17 47.40'


17 47.0


-64 38.W0 -64 39,50' i6


,4 39.00'








SEAMAP-C USVI, Summary Report
St. Croix Fisheries Independent Trap and Line Survey
Period: April 1, 2000 August 31, 2002


APPENDIX 2 (continued)
SEAMAP-C St. CroixTrap and Handline Subquadrats Sampled


7 48l20


SEAMAP Trip #7, 4 June 2002, Subquadrat 3/6.


748.00'












17 47.80'












17 4760"


D-5 start


o Sea7-A


17 47.40


0 10- 20o0 ds





-64 34.9 -64 34.80' '64 34.70@ -64 34.60 -64 34.50' -64 34.40' 6 34W


D4 a Sa7-C
D.4end


D-4start


D- ste







SEAMAP-C USVI, Summary Report
St. Croix Fisheries Independent Trap and Line Survey
Period: April 1, 2000 August 31, 2002


APPENDIX 2 (continued)
SEAMAP-C St. CroixTrap and Handline Subquadrats Sampled


SEAMAP Trip #8, 13 June 2002, Subquadrat 3/2.


7 48.40'


D4Q stani
D-2 end




D-2ead I~TD-W

b R' A en D-
ZZ 0rrIs


. 100 200 ds


-64 34.90' -64 34.80' -64 3470' -64 34.60 -64 34.50' -64 34.40'


74B.2O1i























7 47.SO~




-64 35.00'


0 SeaS-C








SEAMAP-C USVI, Summary Report
St. Croix Fisheries Independent Trap and Line Survey
Period: April 1, 2000 August 31, 2002


APPENDIX 2 (continued)

SEAMAP-C St. CroixTrap and Handline Subquadrats Sampled


SEAMAP Trip #9, 26 June 2002, Subquadrat 4/3.


7 48.80'


Sea9-C
D-7eiqd
D-6 end *Trap-12

O-SC89-B
jiI-4end
bD

Trap-lO
D-4 star

Trap-9
6-w- end


D Dl 5,tod
;iD-5 smar


17 48.6O


1748.40'


pTrap-


!-2 end---- ----

D-3 start


08 end

D-8 start



*Trap-2
*Tr~"pYI


1748.20'


SSOa9-A


0 100 200yds


17 48 W00'


-64 32.00' 6431.90 -64 31.80


64 32.30' 64 32.20' 64 32.10'


~0-


-64 32.40'








SEAMAP-C USVI, Summary Report
St. Croix Fisheries Independent Trap and Line Survey
Period: April 1, 2000 August 31, 2002



APPENDIX 2 (continued)
SEAMAP-C St. CroixTrap and Handline Subquadrats Sampled

I ..... .


SEAMAP Trip #10, 9 July 2002, Subquadrat 5/10.


Sealo-C

Trap 12



rTrap 10


SD-5 sta


747 48



























1747 40
174740'


.Trap 5


.Trap 4


Trap 2


D~sasrt


Trap I


1741-20'


0 100 200 yds


-64 30.0 4 30.60' -6 30.54 4 30.4 4 3.0.3' -64 3020'


D-4 tart


64 30.80'




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