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Informing Gulf Sturgeon Population Status and Trends as a Baseline to Evaluate Restoration

Implementing Organization

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; US Department of the Interior


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Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA


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Project Actions

Monitoring and Observations

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Project Description

This Monitoring and Adaptive Management (MAM) activity will entail two major tasks that require desktop analyses and training with no field work, (1) Conducting a Gulf sturgeon populations assessment and (2) Developing a standardized data collection and storage program for Gulf sturgeon data. Task 1 will include reviewing and compiling existing Gulf sturgeon capture-recapture information into a database, building age-structured-mark-recapture models to estimate Gulf sturgeon abundance, and developing an individual-based population viability analysis (PVA) model. Task 2 will include standardizing collection methods and equipment used by agency and academia collecting Gulf sturgeon information by developing an electronic logbook program, developing data management policies, training cooperators in using electronic logbook systems, and linking data collected by electronic logbooks into the database developed in Task 1.


Dan Van Nostrand
(251) 544-5015
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