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Enhanced Fisheries Monitoring in AlabamaaTMs Marine Waters - Phase III

Implementing Organization

Alabama Department of Marine Resources


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Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund GEBF


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Project Actions

Monitoring and Observations

Targeted Resources

Fish/Fish Habitats

Project Description

Monitor recreationally and commercially important reef and estuarine species of interest in waters of interest to Alabama through fishery independent (trawls, bottom long lines, vertical lines) and fishery-dependent surveys (recreational red snapper harvest, commercial blue crab harvest rates). Data will be used to improve ecosystem-based management capabilities, assess the recovery of reef fish stocks in association with other fisheries restoration efforts and improve and expand single-species stock assessments for managed fish species. Project will also incorporate habitat characterization through side-scanning sonar, water quality monitoring and acoustic tracking of tagged fish species.


Chris Blankenship
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