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Use of Video Cameras and AI to Monitor Recreational Fishing Vessels

FWRI is exploring novel monitoring techniques to enhance the recreational fishing estimates used for fisheries management. Our recent implementation of camera systems on Florida’s Atlantic coast aims to supplement traditional survey methods, ensure data consistency and streamline the monitoring process. These systems offer promise in providing accurate and continuous data and augmenting our understanding of recreational fishing efforts to better support fisheries management.

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Video Spotlight

Navigating Red Tide Resources

When a red tide bloom occurs off Florida’s coast, where can you go to find an up-to-date map showing the known extent of the bloom? This video will show you all the online tools FWC makes available to track red tide blooms as they occur, including our interactive daily sample map.


 

Inside FWRI

As the research division within FWC, FWRI operates programs statewide that focus on obtaining
the wide-ranging data and information needed by fish, wildlife, and ecosystem resource managers.

The Fish and Wildlife Research Institute recruits primarily scientists and science technicians. Business services and facility maintenance also require the expertise of qualified management, administrative, public information, clerical and maintenance staff. FWRI also offers both internships and limited volunteer opportunities.

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We invite you to MarineQuest, FWRI's annual open house. This award-winning event is an opportunity for you and your family to learn about Florida's fish and wildlife and FWRI's exciting research.

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