Lower Cape Fear River Program
Fisheries Research and Monitoring
| In January 1997, a comprehensive
survey of fish populations in the tidal freshwater portion of the Cape fear basin was
initiated, led by Dr. Mary Moser (UNCW). In the summer of 2000, the program was
taken over by Dr. Thomas Lankford and Michael Williams (UNCW). The objectives of
this survey were to 1) characterize fish community structure, 2) document the incidence of
fish disease, 3) monitor non-native species populations, and 4) track the effects of
hurricanes on the fish community.
This survey, a cooperative effort between the Cape Fear River Program (UNCW scientists, gillnets and electroshocking) and the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries (NCDMF, Wilmington Office, trawl), employs three gear types in order to examine a broad segment of the fish population.
To view fisheries research and poster, click on the the following links (webpages are work in progress):