Enhanced Fisheries Monitoring in Alabama’s Marine Waters – Phase III


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Alabama Department of Marine Resources

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)

Project Location: Alabama1

Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2016

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Monitoring and Observations
Water Quality Restoration and Maintenance
Monitoring and Observations Water Quality Restoration and Maintenance

Targeted Resources

Fish / Fish Habitats

Project Description

Monitor recreationally and commercially important reef and estuarine species of interest in waters of interest to Alabama through fishery independent (trawls, bottom long lines, vertical lines) and fishery-dependent surveys (recreational red snapper harvest, commercial blue crab harvest rates). Data will be used to improve ecosystem-based management capabilities, assess the recovery of reef fish stocks in association with other fisheries restoration efforts and improve and expand single-species stock assessments for managed fish species. Project will also incorporate habitat characterization through side-scanning sonar, water quality monitoring and acoustic tracking of tagged fish species.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 687
Project Name: Enhanced Fisheries Monitoring in Alabama’s Marine Waters – Phase III
SourceUID: 54273
Latitude: 29.96069896
Longitude: -87.93528383
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Alabama
County: Baldwin
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Monitoring and Observations
Additional Project Action(s): Water Quality Restoration and Maintenance
Additional Project Action(s): Monitoring and Observations Water Quality Restoration and Maintenance
Targeted Resource(s): Fish / Fish Habitats
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2019
Implementing Organization: Alabama Department of Marine Resources
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Chris Blankenship
Point of Contact – Phone: chris.blankenship@dcnr.alabama.gov
Point of Contact – Email: 251-861-2882
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/al-fisheries-iii-16.pdf
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:
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 4406200
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 4406200
DWH Source: BP and Transocean
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2016
Award Month: 11
Total Amount Leveraged: 0


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