DRAFT - Historical Trends in Water Quality and Fisheries Resources in Galveston Bay, Texas

dc.call-noSPEC COLL GBAY ACC#10424
dc.creatorStanley, Donald W.
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-10T15:33:16Z
dc.date.available2010-08-10T15:33:16Z
dc.date.issued1989-05
dc.descriptionApproximately 150 pagesen
dc.description.abstractDespite great interest and large expenditures for estuarine management through water quality, fisheries and coastal management programs, there has not been a systematic comparative evaluation of the long-term trends in conditions of our estuaries and the living resources they support. Consequently, little is known about the effectiveness of past and present management programs. Recent studies focused on comparisons of short-term annual cycles among wide variety of estuaries. Examples include Nixon (1983) and Boynton et al. (1982). Other recent studies have analyzed trends within a single system or region. Examples of these studies include Cloern and Nichols (1985) for San Francisco Bay; Mayer (1982) for the New York Bight; Lee and Olsen (1970) for Narragansett Bay; and Summers and Polgar (1984) for four Northeastern estuaries. The overall goal of this study was to combine these approaches to prepare a systematic comparison of long-term trends of water quality in four important U.S. estuaries, and to try to relate the water quality trends to changes in fishery resources. The estuaries chosen for the study are Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island, the Delaware Bay, the Pamlico River Estuary in North Carolina, and Galveston Bay in Texas. The project had four specific objectives: 1. To document long-term trends in water quality and, where possible, identify causes, consequences and significance. 2. To assess whether problems are similar or unique to each estuary. 3. To assess whether progress is being made in improving conditions in water quality and fishery resources and whether there are examples of success that would be useful for estuarine managers and researchers elsewhere. 4. To glean examples of the useful integration of research and policy. The hope is that this will provide a basis for future assessment of the effectiveness of man's attempts up to the present to manage these ecosystems.en
dc.identifier.otherAccession # 10424
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/26923
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.locationGBIC Special Collection
dc.publisherInstitute for Coastal and Marine Resources, East Carolina Universityen
dc.subjectmanagement effectivenessen
dc.subjectlong term trendsen
dc.subjectPamlico Bayen
dc.subjectDelaware Bayen
dc.subjectNarragansett Bayen
dc.subjectwater qualityen
dc.subjectnatural resources managementen
dc.subjectfisheries managementen
dc.titleDRAFT - Historical Trends in Water Quality and Fisheries Resources in Galveston Bay, Texasen
dc.title.alternativeHistorical Trends in Water Quality and Fisheries Resources in Galveston Bay, Texasen
dc.title.alternativeA [DRAFT] Report to National Ocean Pollution Program Office, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Programen
dc.typeTechnical Reporten
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