Young-of-the-Year Bottom Trawl Survey
Mentor: Dr. David Stevenson
We are interested in knowing anything
that will affect the numbers of young-of-the-year (YOY)
juveniles caught in each survey and the environmental variables
that could be correlated with geospatial data on catch rates
(number of fish per tow).
Designating essential fish habits are important because they
protect specific species of fish from becoming extinct. To help
aid the process we took a look at young of the year species in
the north east region of the United States.
Methodology (pdf 9 kb)