fisheries

Red tide one of the worst in 60-plus years

Red tide one of the worst in 60-plus years

Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Scientist Kate Hubbard is asked often just how bad the current Red Tide plaguing Southwest Florida really is. In some ways, it seems like the worst ever. The dead sea life, including manatees, dolphins and sea turtles, as well as the declaration of a state of emergency by Governor Rick […]

NOAA taking advantage of advances in technology

NOAA taking advantage of advances in technology

Technology makes a world of difference, even on the water. NOAA is capitalizing on the technology when it comes to managing fisheries, including along the heavily fished Gulf Coast. “We’re moving to a more automated way of doing things, and that reduces the number of people who need to go out for research,” said Roy […]

New satellite will be launched in November and aid in management of fisheries

New satellite will be launched in November and aid in management of fisheries

In early November, the first of four advanced polar-orbiting satellites known as the Joint Polar Satellite System will be launched from California, the result of a collaboration between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA. Its purpose will be to collect data that will prove beneficial to the management of fisheries and other protected […]

Greater amberjack season closes early

Greater amberjack season closes early

Plans to reopen the greater amberjack recreational fishery in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico this month are off the table due to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration projecting the allowable harvest has been exceeded. The fishery was scheduled to be open until the end of the year. A similar fate for the […]

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration seeking public input

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration seeking public input

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is currently seeking input from the public on proposed changes to the Gag and Black Grouper Recreational Management Measures in the Gulf of Mexico. Three changes are being proposed by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, including two that revolve around the minimum size limit of the fish. […]

Scientific efforts key to controlling lionfish problem

Scientific efforts key to controlling lionfish problem

Lionfish are here to stay. That is the message NOAA Research Fisheries Biologist Tom Jackson delivers when discussing the invasive species that has been present in the Gulf of Mexico since 2010. “The cat is already out of the bag,” Jackson said. “You can’t ever get rid of them. Anyone who tells me otherwise, I […]

Magnuson-Stevens Act has made sizable impact on health of fisheries

Magnuson-Stevens Act has made sizable impact on health of fisheries

The Magnuson-Stevens Act turns 40 in April. It has undergone its share of changes along the way, but four decades later, there is no question it has had a major impact on the management of fisheries in the United States. Read the full article in the Feb. 11 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to […]