Panama City Fisheries Resources Office: FY 2009 Annual Report

Panama City Fisheries Resources Office (2010) Panama City Fisheries Resources Office: FY 2009 Annual Report. Panama City, Florida, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Panama City Field Office,

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Abstract

HIGHLIGHTS FOR FY 2009 1. Completed the second of a two-year Gulf sturgeon population study on the Choctawhatchee River, Florida. The juvenile, sub adult and adult Gulf sturgeon population was estimated at 3,400 fish. 2. Three young of year Gulf sturgeon were collected by Corps of Engineers biologists in the upper Brothers Rivers. 3. Two YCC enrollees spent eight weeks assisting PCFO biologists and Tyndall AFB with various projects. 4. The Gulf Sturgeon 5-Year Summary and Evaluation was completed. 5. Karen Herrington co-authored a peer-reviewed journal article for a striped bass symposium at the annual American Fisheries Society meeting, which will be published in the symposium proceedings. The article reviews the past 25 years of striped bass restoration in the ACF and is titled “Restoration of Gulf Striped Bass: Lessons and Management Implications”. 6. We documented recent purple bankclimber recruitment in the Ochlockonee River for the first time in several years. 7. We provided over 200 genetic samples to Warm Springs Fish Technology Center to compare mussel populations and genetic diversity, rank populations by status, and facilitate recovery actions. 8. We established permanent mussel monitoring locations in Sawhatchee Creek and the Flint River to examine trends in population size, survival, and recruitment. 9. We provided a prioritized list to the Federal Emergency Management Agency of 197 stream crossings that occur near freshwater mussel populations in order to facilitate habitat restoration following major flooding in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia in the spring of 2009.

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Panama City Fisheries Resources Office: FY 2009 Annual Report
Corporate Creator/Author: Panama City Fisheries Resources Office
Date: 2010
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Panama City Field Office
Place of Publication: Panama City, Florida
Issuing Agency: United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Panama City Field Office
Uncontrolled Keywords: fishery management; Florida; Georgia; Gulf sturgeon; ecosystem monitoring; Eglin Air Force Base; freshwater mussels; Okaloosa darter recovery; natural resources Hurlburt Field
Subjects: Ecology
Management
Fisheries
Planning
Item ID: 3033
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 09 May 2010 16:22
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 18:01
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3033

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