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Enhanced Assessment of Gulf of Mexico Fisheries - Phase III

Implementing Organization

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI)


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Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund GEBF


Project Category


Project Actions

Monitoring and Observations

Targeted Resources

Fish/Fish Habitats

Project Description

This project is a continuation of the previously funded (2013, 2014) assessment work in Florida and is complementary to similar projects in Alabama and Mississippi. The project will fund the third phase of a five-year study to implement a significant expansion of the collection of data on both catch effort and stock assessment in the northern and eastern Gulf of Mexico. This data will be used to assess the recovery of reef fish stocks in association with restoration efforts implemented in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, improve and expand single-species stock assessments for managed fish species, and foster improved ecosystem-based assessment and management capabilities.


Dr. Luiz Barbieri
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Project Partners

US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (NOAA), University of Florida

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