|Multidirectional movements of sportfish species between an estuarine no-take zone and surrounding waters of the Indian River Lagoon, Florida|
Tremain, D.M.; Harnden, C.W.; Adams, D.H. (2004). Multidirectional movements of sportfish species between an estuarine no-take zone and surrounding waters of the Indian River Lagoon, Florida. Fish. Bull. 102(3): 533-544
In: Fishery Bulletin. US Government Printing Office: Washington, D.C.. ISSN 0090-0656; e-ISSN 1937-4518
Behaviour > Migrations
Developmental stages > Adults
Developmental stages > Larvae > Fish larvae
Environments > Aquatic environment > Brackishwater environment
Fauna > Aquatic organisms > Aquatic animals > Fish
Fauna > Aquatic organisms > Aquatic animals > Fish > Game fish
Fishery sciences > Biology > Fishery biology
Recreation > Fishing > Sport fishing
Resources > Natural resources > Living resources > Fishery resources
Resources > Potential resources
Resources > Protected resources
Water bodies > Inland waters > Rivers
Water bodies > Lagoons
Water bodies > Lagoons > Coastal lagoons
Archosargus probatocephalus (Walbaum, 1792) [WoRMS]; Caranx hippos (Linnaeus, 1766) [WoRMS]; Carcharhinus leucas (Müller & Henle, 1839) [WoRMS]; Centropomus undecimalis (Bloch, 1792) [WoRMS]; Cynoscion nebulosus (Cuvier, 1830) [WoRMS]; Pogonias cromis (Linnaeus, 1766) [WoRMS]; Sciaenops ocellatus (Linnaeus, 1766) [WoRMS]
Marien; Brak water; Zoet water
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- Tremain, D.M.
- Harnden, C.W.
- Adams, D.H.
We examined movement patterns of sportfish that were tagged in the northern Indian River Lagoon, Florida, between 1990 and 1999 to assess the degree of fish exchange between an estuarine no-take zone (NTZ) and surrounding waters. The tagged fish were from seven species: red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus); black drum (Pogonias cromis); sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus); common snook (Centropomus undecimalis); spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus); bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas); and crevalle jack (Caranx hippos). A total of 403 tagged fish were recaptured during the study period, including 65 individuals that emigrated from the NTZ and 16 individuals that immigrated into the NTZ from surrounding waters of the lagoon. Migration distances between the original tagging location and the sites where emigrating fish were recaptured were from 0 to 150 km, and these migration distances appeared to be influenced by the proximity of the NTZ to spawning areas or other habitats that are important to specific life-history stages of individual species. Fish that immigrated into the NTZ moved distances ranging from approximately 10 to 75 km. Recapture rates for sportfish species that migrated across the NTZ boundary suggested that more individuals may move into the protected habitats than move out. These data demonstrated that although this estuarine no-take reserve can protect species from fishing, it may also serve to extract exploitable individuals from surrounding fisheries; therefore, if the no-take reserve does function to replenish surrounding fisheries, then increased egg production and larval export may be more important mechanisms of replenishment than the spillover of excess adults from the reserve into fishable areas.