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Title: Galveston Fisheries Management Projects
Short Name: Galveston Fisheries Management Projects
Status: In Work

PROGRAMS on Shrimp fishery research, Fishery observer programs , Oil platform ecology and Sea turtle ecology to assess, manage, maintain and enhance invertebrate and fish stocks in the Gulf of Mexico, and along the southeast coast of the United States, by:

Analysis of fishery dependent landings and independent catch statistics information

Evaluation of fishery management plans and regulations, particularly for brown shrimp, white shrimp, pink shrimp, royal red shrimp, rock shrimp, bottom and reef fishes, through inshore and offshore stock assessments

Evaluation of effects of species movement on fishing activities

Evaluation of fishery effects from interactions with endangered species and marine mammals

Development of models to forecast future landings

Monitoring of industrial activities, such as offshore petroleum platform removal and fishing techniques, which adversely affects fishery stocks


To determine, monitor and describe fishery stock population characteristics, such as species distributions, abundance-at-age, recruitment to fishery and mortality parameters. Utilizes single species or multi-species models, such as VPAs (virtual population analysis), with input from both fishery dependent data resources. Develops new models which integrate ecological data, historical relationships and landings statistics data in order to support management of fishery stocks. Determines and predicts effects of fishing on stock sizes of both directed and non-directed catch. The accomplishments of this mission is undertaken through four highly integrated programs.


Shrimp fishery research

Fishery observer programs

Oil platform ecology

Sea turtle ecology


Theme Keywords

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SEFSC GalLab Metadata Portfolio
None Observer
None Petroleum platforms
None reeffish
None shrimp
None turtles

Temporal Keywords

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None 2005-present

Spatial Keywords

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None Gulf of Mexico
None Mexico
None Texas

Physical Location

Organization: Galveston Laboratory
City: Galveston
State/Province: TX

Project Information

Project Type: Project

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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 4484
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:4484
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2007-07-10 07:58+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-02-03 20:43+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-05-07
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year