Restoring and enhancing structurally complex nursery habitat to enhance reef fish populations
Texas A&M University Galveston
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
The U.S. Department of Treasury
The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 5: Centers of Excellence Research Grant Program
Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Develop structurally complex nursery habitat using both natural and man-made materials to improve the early life survival and recruitment success of reef-dependent fishes, and gather baseline biological information on the fishery benefits of creating and enhancing these habitats in the northwest Gulf of Mexico.
Grant funds to support a research study to provide critical data on the function and efficacy of low-relief nurseries. The proposed research will provide baseline biological information on the fishery benefits of creating and enhancing low-relief nursery habitat on the inner continental shelf in the NW Gulf of Mexico.