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Fisheries Management – Part 2

This is Part two of my series on Adaptive Management in Recreational Fisheries. This installation will introduce a candidate model species, Spotted Seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus), for marine stock enhancement. Learn about the Science Consortium for Ocean Replenishment (SCORE) here. Part one touched on the global importance of fish, and the growing demand for developing a comprehensive approach to […]

Fisheries Management – Part 1

Coastal recreational and commercial fisheries are among the most important natural resources in the United States. In 2011, commercial and recreational saltwater fishing supported 1.7 million jobs and generated $199 billion in revenue (NMFS 2011). In the Gulf of Mexico alone, total recreational fishing and fishing related equipment expenditures were $9.8 billion (NMFS 2011). Unfortunately, two-thirds of harvested […]