Scallop Enhancement for Increased Recreational Fishing Opportunity in the Florida Panhandle


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Post-Settlement Restoration

Project Location: Florida

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: NRDA Consent Decree and Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (PDARP)
Year Awarded: 2014

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Species Restoration

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Recreational Use
Shellfish / Shellfish Resources

Project Description

This project involves enhancing local scallop populations in targeted areas in the Florida Panhandle. The improvements include the harvesting and redistribution of naturally-occurring juvenile scallops supplemented with stocking from a commercial scallop hatchery. Implementing this project will increase scallop populations in the targeted locations to self-sustaining levels that will support recreational harvests within 3-5 years in Bay County (St. Andrew Bay system) and within 10 years in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties (Pensacola Bay / Santa Rosa Sound) and possibly Okaloosa and Walton Counties. Scallop populations in Gulf and Franklin Counties may also be targeted for enhancement if it is deemed appropriate in order to reduce the risk of population collapses in current recreationally harvested areas.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 353
Project Name: Scallop Enhancement for Increased Recreational Fishing Opportunity in the Florida Panhandle
SourceUID: 49
Latitude: 30.1468444
Longitude: -85.69131559
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Florida
County: Bay, Escambia, Santa Rosa
Project Category: Recreational Use
Project Action: Species Restoration
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Recreational Use
Targeted Resource(s): Shellfish / Shellfish Resources
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Steve Geiger
Point of Contact – Phone: steve.geiger@myfwc.com
Point of Contact – Email: 727-502-4918
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/project?id=49
Project Comments: For official trustee information regarding the Deepwater Horizon NRDA, including information regarding the NRDA process and status of projects, seehttps://gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/.
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 2890250
DWH Funder: Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
DWH Funder Type: Joint
DWH Funding Program: Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Post-Settlement Restoration
DWH Dollar Amount : 2890250
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: NRDA Consent Decree and Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (PDARP)
Award Year: 2014
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: C