A decision support tool for evaluating the impacts of short- and long-term management decisions on the Gulf of Mexico red snapper resource


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Florida International University

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 4: NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program

Project Location: Florida

Funding Source: Transocean
Controlling Document: The RESTORE Act
Year Awarded: 2017

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Monitoring and Observations

Targeted Resources

Fish / Fish Habitats

Project Description

The management of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico has been challenging and recent stock assessment reports have stated the need for a management strategy evaluation tool to test the effectiveness of different long-term management strategies and short-term management regulations to meet the goals for the fishery. This project will develop such a tool in three stages. In stage one, a computer model of the fishery and all its components, which includes information from the current stock assessment and snapper management information, will be developed and validated to serve as the foundation of the tool. In stage two, the tool development team will conduct extensive simulations using the model to evaluate its performance in assessing various management strategies, such as long-term harvest control and short-term regulations. Throughout the development of the tool, the team will seek input and recommendations for the group of expected end users including the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council and various state and federal agencies. In stage three, the development team will work with these end users to construct the graphical user interface and conduct outreach and promotion of the tool with stakeholders.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

NOAA, Texas Sea Grant


Project ID: 627
Project Name: A decision support tool for evaluating the impacts of short- and long-term management decisions on the Gulf of Mexico red snapper resource
SourceUID: 0
Latitude: 25.75744
Longitude: -80.373282
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Florida
County: West Miami-Dade County
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Monitoring and Observations
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Targeted Resource(s): Fish / Fish Habitats
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Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2020
Implementing Organization: Florida International University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Yuying Zhang
Point of Contact – Phone: yzhang13@fiu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 305-919-4105
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: NOAA, Texas Sea Grant
Link: https://restoreactscienceprogram.noaa.gov/funded-projects/red-snapper-tool
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): 528945
DWH Funder: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
DWH Funder Type: Federal
DWH Funding Program: The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 4: NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program
DWH Dollar Amount : 528945
DWH Source: Transocean
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: The RESTORE Act
Award Year: 2017
Award Month: 6
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB