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Saltwater Fisheries Research

The mandate to provide an accurate accounting of the condition of Florida's fisheries resources requires knowledge of the relative abundance of stocks at particular life stages.



Fisheries-Independent Monitoring Using Stratified-Random Sampling

The Fisheries-Independent Monitoring program (FIM) conducts stratified-random sampling to estimate fish abundance and population trends in seven regions around Florida.

Fisheries-Independent Monitoring in the Florida Keys Using Visual Sampling

Visual surveys are used to estimate relative abundance and to monitor the size class distribution of economically important fish species in coral reef areas of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.



FWC Facts:
Shrimping is done at night because at least two of the principal shrimp species harvested in Florida, the pink shrimp and the brown shrimp, are nocturnal.

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