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The Florida State University Coastal & Marine Lab Conservation Lecture Series

September 10, 2015

Where are the fish? Examining reef fish habitats and populations in the Gulf of Mexico

Thursday, September 10th, 2015 at 7 pm @ FSUCML Auditorium

Reception follows the presentation
A Presentation by Doug DeVries

The west Florida shelf (WFS) supports some of the most valuable reef fish fisheries in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. However, very little of this area has been mapped with enough resolution to accurately locate and quantify the bottom habitats these fisheries are tied to. That is why the Panama City NOAA Fisheries laboratory is examining the habitats and populations of economically important species such as red snapper, red grouper, gag, and vermilion snapper. In his presentation, Dr. DeVries will discuss the habitat mapping work and reef fish surveys, along with fish abundance information from many other sources. He will also address how the information is used to assess the population status and trends of the species.

The Florida State University Coastal & Marine Laboratory

3618 Coastal Highway 98 St Teresa, FL 32358

850.697.4120  fsucml@fsu.edu  www.marinelab.fsu.edu


September 10, 2015