An integrated biogeographic assessment of reef fish populations and fisheries in Dry Tortugas : effects of no-take reserves / prepared by NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch ; editors, Christopher F.G. Jeffrey, Vernon R. Leeworthy, Mark E. Monaco, Greg Piniak, Mark Fonseca.
Silver Spring, MD : United States Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, 2012.
"The Tortugas Integrated Biogeographic Assessment presents a unique analysis of demographic changes in living resource populations, as well as societal and socioeconomic benefits that resulted from Tortugas Ecological Reserves during the first five years after their implementation. Prepared by NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment Biogeography Branch, this assessment is one of a series of such projects designed to provide managers with critical information on the distribution of marine resources under their jurisdiction. Over the past decade, NCCOS has applied an integrated biogeographic assessment approach to inform the management of marine resources within both coral reefs and National Marine Sanctuaries since 1998. To date, nine Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) sites and most of the coral reef ecosystems in U.S. states and territories have had some level of biogeographic characterization or mapping completed through this partnership. Nearly two dozen scientists, researchers and managers contributed to this biogeographic assessment. Partners include: NCCOS, ONMS, National Marine Fisheries Service, University of Miami and University of Massachusetts, Amherst"--About this document.