Marine fisheries workshop set at GCRL


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April 18, 2014                                                                                                               

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Marine fisheries workshop set at GCRL

BILOXI, Miss. – There will be free marine fisheries workshop at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in Caylor Auditorium at the University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Research Lab.

The program is being put on by GCRL, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and the Sport Fish Restoration Program.

Topics and speakers include:
Mississippi Spotted Seatrout Fishery and Stock Assessment Panel Overview, Read Hendon, GCRL Center for Fisheries Research and Development.

The Status and Future of the Commercial Gulf Menhaden Fishery in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Dr. Robert Leaf, GCRL Department of Coastal Sciences.

Improving Management of Red Snapper through a Voluntary Reporting Program, Matt Hill, MDMR Finfish Bureau Director.

Studies of Genetic Stock Structure of Gray Triggerfish in U.S. Waters, Dr. Eric Saillant, GCRL Department of Coastal Sciences.

Acoustic Monitoring of Sharks and Juvenile Reef Fishes in the Mississippi Sound, Jill Hendon and Jim Franks, GCRL Center for Fisheries Research and Development.

For more information, call Read Hendon at 228-872-4202.

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is dedicated to enhancing, protecting and conserving marine interests of the state by managing all marine life, public trust wetlands, adjacent uplands and waterfront areas to provide for the optimal commercial, recreational, educational and economic uses of these resources consistent with environmental concerns and social changes. Visit the DMR online at www.dmr.ms.gov.

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