Optimizing economic value and sustainability of Florida’s recreational fisheries.

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of Miami

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

The U.S. Department of Treasury

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 5: Centers of Excellence Research Grant Program

Project Location: Florida

Funding Source: Transocean
Controlling Document: The RESTORE Act
Year Awarded: 2015

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research Monitoring and Observations

Targeted Resources

Fish / Fish Habitats

Project Description

Marine recreational fishing in Florida is a multibillion dollar enterprise, generating more in annual revenues than the entire Florida citrus industry. Hundreds of species are reported by fishers to state and federal databases; however, less than 10% of these species have up-to-date stock assessments and the true economic value (dollars and jobs) of these stocks and their associated fisheries is unknown. The goal of this study is to identify reliable biological and economic condition indicators for Florida recreational fisheries, which will inform and improve stock assessments. Stock status indicators will be used to implement an economic survey and improve estimates of the value of ecosystem goods and services of Florida Gulf coast recreational fisheries.

Project Contact

Project Partners


Affiliated Institutions

NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Program

Project ID: 375
Project Name: Optimizing economic value and sustainability of Florida’s recreational fisheries.
SourceUID: flracep-2015-02
Latitude: 27.67
Longitude: -83.33
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Florida
County: Unknown
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s): Monitoring and Observations
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Fish / Fish Habitats
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2017
Implementing Organization: University of Miami
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Ault, Jerry
Point of Contact – Phone: jault@rsmas.miami.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 305-421-4884
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Program
Link: http://fio.usf.edu/restore-act
Project Comments: Location is center of study area off west coast of FL
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: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 294000
DWH Funder: The U.S. Department of Treasury
DWH Funder Type: Federal
DWH Funding Program: The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 5: Centers of Excellence Research Grant Program
DWH Dollar Amount : 294000
DWH Source: Transocean
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: The RESTORE Act
Award Year: 2015
Award Month: 10
Total Amount Leveraged: 0