These fish, which can also be caught in nets, are represented in both periods in small percentages, and based upon the relative size of the bones, were diminutive varieties that were probably caught in the inshore zone. The lack of sailing technology apparent to Seabrook was probably the result of Rurutu's inhabitants realising that fishing was far more productive and less risky if one did not venture far beyond the fringing reef.
The medium groupers might have been caught in the inshore zone when they swam in to feed during the evening, (Leach et al.
Size-frequency data from blocks A and B (inshore zone, 0-1.85 km from the reef) were pooled and compared with size-frequency data pooled from blocks C and E (offshore zone, >1.85 km from the reef) using the Kolmogorov-Smirnov (K-S) test.
Differences in size-frequency distributions of larvae between inshore and offshore zones of the Coral Sea were taxa-specific, however for those tuna taxa where significant differences were detected, there was a greater proportion of small larvae in the inshore zone. A greater proportion of small (2-3.5 mm SL) K.
The new licensing structure should consist of two fisheries zones: an inshore zone
from the shore to 12 miles (20 km), and an offshore zone from 12 miles to the edge of the continental shelf.
Zonal differences occurred: the inshore zone averaged 28.7[degrees]C ([+ or -] 0.3) in 2000 and 28.1[degrees]C ([+ or -] 0.9) in 2001, and the offshore zone averaged 29.8[degrees]C ([+ or -] 0.3) in 2000 and 27.6[degrees]C ([+ or -] 0.9) in 2001.
No zonal comparison was performed for 2001 because few individuals were collected from the inshore zone. In addition, a trend existed within both years: mean sizes significantly increased from May to June, then decreased in July (Tukey HSD, P<0.05).
Slowly cruise a preferred inshore zone
and watch for rollers on the surface.
Therefore, the area was split into an inshore zone
from 0 to 5.6 km (0 to 3 nautical miles [nmi]) from shore and an offshore zone from 5.6 to 22.2 km (3 to 12 nmi) from shore.
While sporadic concentrations of bait can draw the larger summer tarpon most anywhere south of Daytona Beach, the prime hotspots are along the deeper inshore zone
between Melbourne Beach and The Cove south of Vero Beach.
In the event of 68-degree inshore water temperatures don't be surprised to find cobia following manta rays or else free swimming off the beaches of Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach and for those running their boats along the inshore zones
north and south of Sebastian Inlet.
Some cobia move from offshore reefs to inshore zones
in the spring, while others are migrating northward, following the bait.