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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:
After reaching sexual maturity at 4-7 years, female manatees give birth to an average of one calf every 2-3 years. The calf stays with its mother for up to 2 years.

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