May 2018 ChesMMAP Catch Maps

CaptureThe first catch maps of the 2018 MRG field season are here! ChesMMAP encountered a good diversity of species last month at our 80 stratified random stations including 32 finfish species, 5 elasmobranch species, 10 invertebrate species, and 5 species categorized as habitat.

Kingfish, weakfish, and harvestfish were caught at 20 to 30 percent of the stations; northern puffer, striped burrfish, Atlantic menhaden, bluefish, Atlantic croaker, and spotted hake were caught at 10 to 20 percent of the stations.

Use the link to the map to explore locations where each species was caught.

Scientists on board were: J. Eckert (Cheif), J. Gartland, J. Gregg, and L. Jenner. The R/V Bay Eagle was operated by: J. Olney Jr (Captain) and K. Mayer (Mate).