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PecesCCV: Fish observations delivered by "Canarias por una Costa Viva" project [Observaciones de peces del programa Canarias por una Costa Viva]
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ECOAQUA institute, University Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; Spain; (2015): Fish observations delivered by "Canarias por una Costa Viva" project. https://doi.org/10.14284/469
Contact: García Mendoza, Alejandro ;

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Description
The project ‘Canarias, por una costa viva (CCV)’ was an integrated research and educational initiative that run between 2003 – 2004 with the goals of gathering robust scientific information of keystone coastal habitats and the promotion of public awareness about responsible uses of marine resources in the Canary Islands (Central East Atlantic Ocean). Sampling effort has been carried out biannually at 100 locations around the coastlines of the overall Canary Islands. Specifically, we have studied the conservation status of key fish species and their role in their ecosystems. The relationship between the human population, the natural environment and the pressures it supports has been observed in different anthropogenically stressed areas (sewage areas, shell fishing activity, sea-cage fish farms and ports) and preserved areas more

"The project ‘Canarias, por una costa viva (CCV)’ was an integrated research and educational initiative that run between 2003 – 2004 with the goals of gathering robust scientific information of keystone coastal habitats and the promotion of public awareness about responsible uses of marine resources in the Canary Islands (Central East Atlantic Ocean). This project was fully supported by the Spanish Ministry of Environment and the scientific activities were mainly conducted by the Biodiversity and Conservation Research Group of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (part of the Research Institute ECOAQUA). The scale of the CCV project covered almost during the same period of time the coastlines of the 8 inhabited islands, with two research teams collecting samples in selected coastal stations. The marine research inside CCV focussed on the development of the environmental diagnosis of the Canarian Archipelago’s main littoral ecosystems. We have assessed the ecological processes and environmental quality of the intertidal and subtidal ecosystems (brown algae beds, urchin barrens and seagrass meadows) as well as water quality in coastal areas. Sampling effort has been carried out biannually at 100 locations around the coastlines of the overall Canary Islands. Specifically, we have studied the conservation status of key marine species and their role in their ecosystems. The relationship between the human population, the natural environment and the pressures it supports has been observed in different anthropogenically stressed areas (sewage areas, shell fishing activity, sea-cage fish farms and ports) and preserved areas.

In the case of the fish, the samples were taken in almost 80 different places along the coast of the Canary Islands. Each location was visited at least 4 times with a six month interval. Two observation points (described as A and B in the dataset) were established at each location and from each point four transects were defined. In each transect the species names, abundance and size were recorded by direct observation. No further information on the transects (such as sample area, transect dimensions o duration, biological density, etc.) was recorded. Project Data Project that integrates awareness, education and research programs to publicize the natural and cultural heritage and the state of conservation of the Canarian coast

Title CANARIAS POR UNA COSTA VIVA Identifier unknoun Sampling Methods the samples were taken in almost 100 different places along the coast of the Canary Islands. Each location was visited at least 4 times with a six month interval. Two observation points (described as A and B in the dataset) were established at each location and from each point four transects were defined. For each transect, depth, species name, abundance and size was recorded. Abundance and size values are estimated, especially the highest. No further information on the transects (such as sample area, transect dimensions o duration, biological density, etc.) was recorded. Study Extent Direct observed fishes by scuba along Canary Islands coast Quality Control Very close points (A and B) was settled in order to compare values Method step description: sightings was write down in proper sheets a then recorded in excel format

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Fish
Keywords:
Marine, Biological monitoring, Coastal fisheries, Transect, Canary I.

Geographical coverage
Canary I. [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
6 March 2003 - 15 October 2005

Contributors
University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; University Institute of Aquaculture and Sustainable Marine Ecosystems (ECOAQUA)data creator

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Publication
Based on this dataset
Tuya, F. et al. (2004). Can one species determine the structure of the benthic community on a temperate rocky reef? The case of the long-spined sea-urchin Diadema antillarum (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) in the eastern Atlantic. Hydrobiologia 519(1-3): 211-214. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1023/b:hydr.0000026599.57603.bf
Tuya, F. et al. (2006). Changes in demersal wild fish aggregations beneath a sea-cage fish farm after the cessation of farming. J. Fish Biol. 69(3): 682-697. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2006.01139.x
Dempster, T. et al. (2006). Coastal aquaculture and conservation can work together. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 314: 309-310. https://hdl.handle.net/10.3354/meps314309
Tuya, F. et al. (2006). Coastal resources exploitation can mask bottom–up mesoscale regulation of intertidal populations. Hydrobiologia 553(1): 337-344. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s10750-005-1246-6
Tuya, F. et al. (2006). Effect of fishing pressure on the spatio-temporal variability of the parrotfish, Sparisoma cretense (Pisces: Scaridae), across the Canarian Archipelago (eastern Atlantic). Fish. Res. 77(1): 24-33. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.fishres.2005.07.017
Ramírez, R. (2005). Estructura poblacional y distribución espacial de los moluscos gasterópodos Osilinus atrata y Osilinus sauciatus en el intermareal rocoso de las Is las Canarias (Atlántico centro-oriental)= Population structure and spatial distribution of the gastropod molluscs Osilinus atrata and Osilinus sauciatus in the rocky intertidal zone of the Canary Islands (Central East Atlantic). Cienc. Mar. 31(4): 697-706. https://hdl.handle.net/10.7773/cm.v31i4.35
Tuya, F. (2006). Evaluación de la efectividad de dos reservas marinas de las Islas Canarias (Atlántico oriental) = Assessment of the effectiveness of two marine reserves in the Canary Islands (eastern Atlantic). Cienc. Mar. 32(3): 505-522. https://hdl.handle.net/10.7773/cm.v32i3.1133
Navarro, P.G. et al. (2005). Hierarchical analysis of spatial distribution patterns of patellid limpets in the Canary Islands. J. Moll. Stud. 71(1): 67-73. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1093/mollus/eyi009
Boyra, A. et al. (2004). Impact of sea-cage fish farms on intertidal macrobenthic assemblages. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 84(3): 665-668. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1017/S0025315404009713h
Tuya, F.; Sánchez-Jérez, P.; Haroun, R.J. (2005). Influence of fishing and functional group of algae on sea urchin control of algal communities in the eastern Atlantic. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 287: 255-260. https://hdl.handle.net/10.3354/meps287255
Tuya, F. et al. (2005). Multivariate analysis of the bentho-demersal ichthyofauna along soft bottoms of the Eastern Atlantic: comparison between unvegetated substrates, seagrass meadows and sandy bottoms beneath sea-cage fish farms. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 147(5): 1229-1237. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00227-005-0018-1
Tuya, F.; Sánchez-Jérez, P.; Haroun, R.J. (2006). Populations of inshore serranids across the Canarian Archipelago: Relationships with human pressure and implications for conservation. Biol. Conserv. 128(1): 13-24. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.biocon.2005.09.012
Tuya, F. et al. (2004). Relationships between rocky-reef fish assemblages, the sea urchin Diadema antillarum and macroalgae throughout the Canarian Archipelago. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 278: 157-169. https://hdl.handle.net/10.3354/meps278157
Tuya, F. et al. (2005). Sea urchin Diadema antillarum: different functions in the structure and dynamics of reefs on both sides of the Atlantic. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 302: 307-310. https://hdl.handle.net/10.3354/meps302307
Tuya, F.; Haroun, R.J. (2006). Spatial patterns and response to wave exposure of shallow water algal assemblages across the Canarian Archipelago: a multi-scaled approach. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 311: 15-28. https://hdl.handle.net/10.3354/meps311015
Barberá, C. et al. (2005). Spatial variation in the structural parameters of Cymodocea nodosa seagrass meadows in the Canary Islands: a multiscaled approach. Bot. Mar. 48(2). https://hdl.handle.net/10.1515/bot.2005.021
Tuya, F.; Ortega-Borges, L.; Del Rosario-Pínilla, A.B.; Haroun, R.J. (2006). Spatio-temporal variability in a key herbivore, the long-spined black sea urchin (Diadema antillarum, Echinodermata: Echinoidea) in the Canary Islands. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 86(4): 791-797
Describing this dataset
Boyra, A. et al. (2004). Attraction of wild coastal fishes to an Atlantic subtropical cage fish farms, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. Environ. Biol. Fish. 70(4): 393-401. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1023/b:ebfi.0000035435.51530.c8
Dempster, T et al. (2005). Vertical variability of wild fish assemblages around sea-cage fish farms: implications for management. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 304: 15-29. https://hdl.handle.net/10.3354/meps304015

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2020-05-07
Information last updated: 2021-02-02
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