The Council will host an oral history from a South Atlantic Fishery Management Council member on the southeastern rock shrimp fishery. The presentation will include information on her family’s history in the fishery, the development of the rock shrimp fishery off the coast of Florida, new innovations used in the fishery, and the effect of […]
The Council will host a presentation from the National Marine Fisheries Service on the value and benefits of on-demand fishing gear for the U.S. South Atlantic Black Sea Bass pot fishery and North Atlantic Right Whales. The presentation will discuss the history of the current area closure for pot fishing during North Atlantic Right Whales […]
The Council will host a presentation from Gulf of Maine Research Institute staff entitled “Simulated larval dispersal of snapper-grouper species to evaluate the efficacy of spawning Special Management Zones.” The presentation involves five spawning Special Management Zones (SMZs) designated off the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida. These are marine protected areas that […]
The Council will host a presentation from Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute staff on the State Reef Fish Survey. The presentation will include discussion about why the survey was created, how the survey is conducted, species that are included, and information on landings.
The Council will host a presentation from NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science which will present findings from multiple studies on artificial reefs, including the artificial and natural reef area in the South Atlantic region, ecological principles for siting artificial reefs, and analyses of relative fish abundance.
The Council will host a presentation from the Nature Conservancy on anglers’ release practices and attitudes towards descending devices in Southeast Florida and South Carolina. This presentation will share highlights of research conducted in the South Atlantic region on the use and attitudes toward descending devices. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. Members of […]
This presentation will share highlights of research funded by NOAA’s Deep-Sea Coral Research & Technology Program between 2016-2019, and exploration and mapping conducted by NOAA Ocean Exploration in the South Atlantic region. Highlights include a summary of discoveries from nine expeditions to collect seafloor imagery, including the largest known deep-sea coral reef province in the world, and major […]
This presentation will address depredation, defined as the partial or complete removal of a target species by a non-target species. Depredation is an increasingly topical human-wildlife conflict worldwide. Effectively managing and mitigating depredation requires a comprehensive characterization of the interaction; however, our current understanding of depredation is limited. Thus, the goals of this project were to […]
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 […]
FISHstory is a citizen science pilot project to analyze historical photographs from the for-hire industry before many recreational data collection systems were in place. The talk will focus on describing the catch from the historical photographs, the technique used to estimate lengths of king mackerel in the photos, and lessons learned during the pilot project. […]