Avoiding Surprises: understanding the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the decision making behaviors of fishers and how this affects the assessment and management of commercially important fish species in the Gulf of Mexico using an agent-bas


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Nova Southeastern University (NSU) – Oceanographic Center

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI RFP-V: Investigator Grant

Project Location: Florida

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2016

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Public Health Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Fish / Fish Habitats
Shellfish / Shellfish Resources

Project Description

The National Marine Fisheries Service relies heavily on fish catch and fishing effort data from the fishing industry to assess the status of commercially important fish stocks in the Gulf of Mexico. The effect of the DWH oil spill closures on fish catch and effort is not well understood, making it difficult to use the 2010 year of data as a proxy for trends in abundance. To improve our understanding of these dynamics, this project will develop a spatially explicit bioeconomic model of some the most important commercial fishery species and the fleets that harvest them in the Gulf of Mexico. This project will expand an already-developed spatially explicit model for the West Florida shelf to the entire US shelf of the Gulf of Mexico, and will include more species and more fleets. It will also be modified to incorporate the direct effect of oil pollution on fish and shrimp survival and recruitment.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

University of Miami


Project ID: 502
Project Name: Avoiding Surprises: understanding the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the decision making behaviors of fishers and how this affects the assessment and management of commercially important fish species in the Gulf of Mexico using an agent-bas
SourceUID: 289
Latitude: 26.090426
Longitude: -80.111905
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Florida
County: Broward
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Public Health Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Fish / Fish Habitats
Targeted Resource(s): Shellfish / Shellfish Resources
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: Nova Southeastern University (NSU) – Oceanographic Center
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Steven Saul
Point of Contact – Phone: ssaul1@nova.edu
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: University of Miami
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=289
Project Comments: None
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): 971900
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI RFP-V: Investigator Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 971900
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2016
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: P