|Advanced Technologies in Marine Science
This session discusses a variety of topics such as drones, acoustic and satellite tags, remote underwater vehicles, acoustics, towed cameras, and artificial intelligence to identify fish and habitat. Presentations discuss these new technologies and how gathered data can be used for better fisheries management.
|The 2019 Freshwater Impacts to Marine Natural Resources Along the Northern Gulf of Mexico
In 2019 the northern Gulf of Mexico experienced a fisheries disaster as a result of all the freshwater that was introduced to the system from the Mississippi River. 2019 marked the first time in history that the Bonnet Carré Spillway was opened in two consecutive years and the first time it was opened twice in one year which resulted in the spillway being open for 151 days in 2019 (twice as many as any other year in history) and a total discharge of 1.34 trillion cubic feet of water, almost six times the volume of Lake Pontchartrain.
|Off-Bottom Oyster Aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico - 2018 Grants
OFF-BOTTOM OYSTER AQUACULTURE IN THE GULF OF MEXICO - 2018. A summary of the March 2019 GSMFC 69th Spring Annual Meeting General Session providing overviews of the current oyster small grants which were awarded from NOAA through the GSMFC.
|Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle
A summary of the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Symposium held in South Padre Island, Texas on October 17, 2018.
|Off-Bottom Oyster Aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico - 2017 Grants
OFF-BOTTOM OYSTER AQUACULTURE IN THE GULF OF MEXICO - 2017. A summary of the March 2018 GSMFC 68th Spring Annual Meeting General Session providing overviews of the current oyster small grants which were awarded from NOAA through the GSMFC.
|Terrapins and Crab Traps
Terrapins and Crab Traps. A summary of the October 2017 GSMFC 68th Annual Meeting General Session examining interactions between terrapins and the crab industry in the Gulf of Mexico. Utilizing the working knowledge of the Commission’s Crab Subcommittee to meet the research needs of the regional and national Diamondback Terrapin Workgroups, it is hoped that we will begin to change the tone regarding interactions between terrapins and the Gulf’s crab industry.
|Current Issues Facing Recreational Fisheries Management
Recreational landings are a significant component for several of the managed marine fish species in the Gulf of Mexico. Some of those species are currently overfished or undergoing overfishing. For this reason, recreational fisheries data collection and management are important topics for discussion. GSMFC invited six speakers to the spring 2017 annual meeting to discuss issues and challenges facing marine recreational fisheries management and data collection.
|Gulf of Mexico Oysters, the Industry, and the Future
We invited several experts to talk a bit about the status of oysters in the Gulf and rest of the US. We received presentation on oyster stock assessment techniques, ocean acidification and changing environments and got a history lesson in what has happened elsewhere while getting aquaculture into the existing management regimes.
|Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in the Gulf of Mexico
This general session provided an overview of each of the Gulf state’s Harmful Algal Bloom Programs, as well as the data that they collected during the 2015-2016 red tide event. There were also presentations on the impacts of harmful algal blooms to Gulf of Mexico fisheries and methodologies for monitoring the presence of different alga species.
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