Panama City Fisheries Resources Office: FY 2007 Annual Report

Panama City Fisheries Resources Office (2008) Panama City Fisheries Resources Office: FY 2007 Annual Report. Panama City, Florida, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Panama City Field Office,

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HIGHLIGHTS FOR FY 2007 1. Completed a three-year Gulf sturgeon population study on the Escambia River, Florida. The population was estimated at 451 fish. 2. Implemented the Gulf Striped Bass Restoration Plan by coordinating the 24th Annual Morone Workshop, leading the technical committee, transporting broodfish, coordinating stocking on the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) river system, and evaluating post-stocking success. 3. Completed a survey to document the extent of aquatic resources, recreational fishing opportunities, and fishery management needs on Department of Defense (DoD) facilities located in Region 4. 4. Continued a project in the Apalachicola River to describe the effects of exceptional drought conditions on freshwater mussel recovery. 5. Initiated a study to locate extant populations of the federally endangered Ochlockonee moccasinshell in the Ochlockonee River Basin. We documented the first live individuals in 14 years. 6. Completed a five-year status review for seven threatened and endangered freshwater mussels in the NEG drainages. 7. Restored Mill Creek to improve habitat for the endangered Okaloosa darter by removing six fish passage barriers and creating approximately 3,000 linear feet of new and regenerated stream channel with floodplain and native vegetation. 8. Completed a fish passage project that connected about 5 miles of habitat in Little Rocky Creek, Eglin Air Force Base, to benefit the Okaloosa darter. 9. Completed a threats analysis to aquatic species in the Chipola River watershed using GIS stream data, aerial imagery, and land cover data. 10. Multiple outreach projects were completed to detail aquatic resource conservation needs and opportunities, including National Fishing Week, Earth Day, several festivals, and school outreach.

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Panama City Fisheries Resources Office: FY 2007 Annual Report
Corporate Creator/Author: Panama City Fisheries Resources Office
Date: 2008
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; Gulf striped bass
Subjects: Ecology
Item ID: 3551
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2010 20:53
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:13

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