Restoring and enhancing structurally complex nursery habitat to enhance reef fish populations


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Texas A&M University Galveston

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

The U.S. Department of Treasury

Funding Program

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

Project Location: Texas1

Funding Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Controlling Document: The RESTORE Act
Year Awarded: 2016

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Corals / Coral Reefs Fish / Fish Habitats

Project Description

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.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Antonietta Quigg

Affiliated Institutions

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley


Project ID: 583
Project Name: Restoring and enhancing structurally complex nursery habitat to enhance reef fish populations
SourceUID:
Latitude: 29.31550877
Longitude: -94.8183126
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County:
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s): Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Targeted Resource(s): Corals / Coral Reefs
Targeted Resource(s): Fish / Fish Habitats
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: Texas A&M University Galveston
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Larry McKinney
Point of Contact – Phone: Larry.McKinney@tamucc.edu
Point of Contact – Email: (361) 825-2070
Other Partners: Antonietta Quigg
Affiliated Institutions: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Link: None
Project Comments: 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.
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:
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 223752
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 : 223752
DWH Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: The RESTORE Act
Award Year: 2016
Award Month: 8
Total Amount Leveraged: 0


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