Accession Number : AD0681156

Title :   FISH CATCH STATISTICS IN RELATION TO WATER RELEASE FROM THE ST. LUCIE CANAL.

Descriptive Note : Supplement to interim rept. of Jan 54.

Corporate Author : MIAMI UNIV FLA MARINE LAB

Report Date : MAR 1954

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : A study of commerical fish landing statistics does not indicate any serious reduction in commercial activity due to the discharge of water through the St. Lucie Canal. It is believed, however, that the sports fishing business, insofar as inshore and estuarine species are concerned is quite seriously harmed, although no permanent damage may be done to the fish stocks themselves by the freshwater influx. The effects of sediment cannot be fully appraised without a detailed investigation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HYDROLOGY, FISHES), (*FISHES, STATISTICAL DATA), CLASSIFICATION, PRODUCTION, INLAND WATERWAYS, SEDIMENTATION, DAMAGE, FLORIDA

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE