Nate Bacheler, National Marine Fisheries Service – Southeast Fishery Science Center, will present on incorporating video into the Southeast Reef Fish Survey: methods, relative abundance, and applied research. The presentation will (1) describe why and how underwater video was included in a long-term trap survey along the southeast US Atlantic continental shelf, (2) review video-based trends in relative abundance trends for a number of economically important reef-fish species, and (3) detail two acoustic tracking studies (gray triggerfish and red snapper) to help us understand fish behavior around baited sampling gears. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. Members of the public will have the opportunity to participate in the discussion. The presentation is for informational purposes only and no management actions will be taken.
Location: Via webinar only.