Seminar Series: “Changes in Red Porgy Distribution and Habitat Use off the Southeast U.S. Atlantic Coast”
Location: Via webinar only.
Dr. Tracy Smart with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources provides an overview of distributional and habitat use changes of Red Porgy along the South Atlantic coast. These changes in distribution or habitat could prevent the Red Porgy stock from recovering despite having a rebuilding plan in place. Based on data collected through a long-term fishery independent monitoring program, there is overlap between adult and juvenile life stages; however, juveniles tend to prefer shallower water. Also, juvenile recruitment seems to be less abundant in the extreme parts of their range.