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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