Monthly Archives: October 2014
Did you know 2014 marked the 5th year that local Sea Grant Extension Agents in collaboration with researchers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute have worked with volunteer divers and boat captains to participate in the Great Goliath Grouper Count (GGGC)? The GGGC is citizen-science effort to:
- Provide a snapshot of goliath grouper presence and abundance at known artificial reefs
- Compare abundance & size distribution to habitat, depth, and region – both between and within years
- Characterize the size structure of goliath grouper within the study area
- Involve stakeholders in the collection of fisheries data
The following slides provide an overview of the data we collected not only for this year’s count, but for the other four years as well.
New in print and online – take a look at the latest offerings from Florida Sea Grant including our new shark catch and release corner on our Catch and Release website, publications on fin fish aquaculture, seafood consumption perceptions and knowledge, and sponge restoration in the Florida Keys. Take a look