SPC CoFish Invertebrates Observations Cook Islands 2007

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Marine invertebrate species of commercial interest observed in Cook Islands during the CoFish surveys in Rarotonga, Palmerston, Mangaia and Aitutaki (2007) with a mix of survey methods (manta tow, reef benthos transects, and day and night searches)

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Friedman K, Pakoa K, Tardy E, Lasi F (2018): SPC CoFish Invertebrates Observations Cook Islands 2007. v1.1. The Pacific Community (SPC). Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt.sprep.org/resource?r=spc_cofish_invertebrates_cook_islands_2007&v=1.1

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 8a2ba058-6ca8-4f8a-a54a-b79bb225be66.  The Pacific Community (SPC) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.

Keywords

Occurrence; Observation; SPC; PROCFish/C; CoFish; Marine invertebrates

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Kim Friedman
Senior Reef Fisheries Scientist
The Pacific Community BP D5 98848 Noumea NC (+687) 26.20.00
http://www.spc.int
Kalo Pakoa
Reef Fisheries Officer
The Pacific Community BP D5 98848 Noumea NC (+687) 26.20.00
http://www.spc.int
Emmanuel Tardy
Reef Fisheries Officer
The Pacific Community BP D5 98848 Noumea NC (+687) 26.20.00
http://www.spc.int
Ferral Lasi
Reef Fisheries Officer
The Pacific Community BP D5 98848 Noumea NC (+687) 26.20.00
http://www.spc.int

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Franck Magron
Coastal Fisheries Information and Database Manager
The Pacific Community BP D5 98848 Noumea NC (+687) 26.20.00
http://www.spc.int

Who filled in the metadata:

Franck Magron
Coastal Fisheries Information and Database Manager
The Pacific Community BP D5 98848 Noumea NC (+687) 26.20.00
http://www.spc.int

Who else was associated with the resource:

Owner
Ben Ponia
Secretary
Ministry of Marine Resources (MMR) PO Box 85 Avarua, Rarotonga CK (+682) 28721
http://www.mmr.gov.ck

Geographic Coverage

Rarotonga, Palmerston, Mangaia and Aitutaki in Cook Islands

Bounding Coordinates South West [-21.96, -163.198], North East [-17.991, -157.89]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2007-02-06 / 2007-10-21

Project Data

The Pacific Regional Coastal Fisheries Development Programme (CoFish) and its associated programme PROCFish/C (the coastal component of the Pacific Regional Oceanic and Coastal Fisheries Development Programme) conducted fieldwork in 63 sites across 17 Pacific Island countries and territories over a seven-year period from 2002 to 2009.

Title Pacific Regional Coastal Fisheries Development Programme (CoFish)
Identifier BID-PA2016-0002-REG
Funding Funded by the European Union for the implementation of the Pacific Regional Coastal Fisheries Development Programme (CoFish), which ran from 1 May 2004 to 31 December 2009 under funding from the ninth European Development Fund (EDF 9), and the coastal component of the Pacific Regional Oceanic and Coastal Fisheries Development Programme (PROCFish/C), which ran from 1 March 2002 to 28 February 2009 under funding from the eighth European Development Fund (EDF 8). Data prepared and published under project "Capacity building and data mobilization for conservation and decision making in the South Pacific" - BID-PA2016-0002-REG
Design Description The aim of the survey work was to provide baseline information on the status of reef fisheries, and to help fill the massive information gap that hinders the effective management of reef fisheries

The personnel involved in the project:

Sampling Methods

Diversity and abundance of invertebrate species were determined using a range of survey techniques, including broad-scale assessment (using the manta-tow technique) and finer-scale assessment of specific reef and benthic habitats. Broad-scale assessments were used to record large sedentary invertebrates; transects were 300 m long × 2 m wide, across inshore, midshore and more exposed oceanic habitats. Fine-scale assessments were conducted in target areas (areas with naturally higher abundance and/or the most suitable habitat) to specifically describe resource status. Fine-scale assessments were conducted of both reef (hard-bottom) and sandy (soft-bottom) areas to assess the range, size, and condition of invertebrate species present and to determine the nature and condition of the habitat with greater accuracy. These assessments were conducted using 40 m transects (1 m wide swathe, six replicates per station) recording most epi-benthic resources (those living on the bottom) and potential indicator species. For trochus and bêche-de-mer fisheries, searches to assess aggregations were made in the surf zone along exposed reef edges. On occasion, when time and conditions allowed, dives to 25–35 m were made to determine the availability of deeper-water sea cucumber populations. Night searches were conducted on inshore reefs to assess nocturnal sea cucumber species See http://purl.org/spc/digilib/doc/pfj5w

Study Extent Rarotonga, Palmerston, Mangaia and Aitutaki in Cook Islands

Method step description:

  1. Multiple observations for the same species aggregated by replicate. For replicates with a start and end positions (manta tow), the position provided is the middle point.

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Pinca S., Boblin P., Friedman K.J., Kronen M., Magron F., Awira R., Pakoa K., Lasi F., Tardy E., Chapman L.B. 2009. Cook Islands country report: profiles and results from survey work at Aitutaki, Palmerston, Mangaia and Rarotonga (February and October 2007). Pacific Regional Oceanic and Coastal Fisheries Development Programme (PROCFish/C/CoFish). Noumea, New Caledonia: Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC). xxxiv, 339 p. http://purl.org/spc/digilib/doc/3mrtb
  2. Pakoa K., Friedman K., Moore B., Tardy E., Bertram I. 2014. Assessing Tropical Marine Invertebrates: a manual for Pacific island resource managers. Noumea, New Caledonia: Secretariat of the Pacific Community. 118 p. http://purl.org/spc/digilib/doc/pfj5w

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 8a2ba058-6ca8-4f8a-a54a-b79bb225be66
https://ipt.sprep.org/resource?r=spc_cofish_invertebrates_cook_islands_2007