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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

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$910,000

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)

Details

Project Category

Science

Project Actions

Monitoring and Observations

Targeted Resources

Other

Project Description

This Monitoring and Adaptive Management activity will entail two major work elements that require desktop analyses and training with no field work, (1) Conducting a Gulf sturgeon stock assessment and (2) Developing a standardized data collection and storage program for Gulf sturgeon data. Work element 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. Work element 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 work element 1.

Contact

Dan Van Nostrand
(251) 544-5015
dan.van-nostrand@noaa.gov
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

For official trustee information regarding the Deepwater Horizon NRDA, including information regarding the NRDA process and the status of projects, see https://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/

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