Marine Fisheries Research

Funding Sources

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission;  Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program;  City of Punta Gorda;  Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission;  Martin County;  National Fish and Wildlife Foundation;  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration;  Palm Beach County;  Sarasota Bay Estuary Program;  South Florida Water Management District;  Southwest Florida Water Management District;  St. Johns River Water Management District;  Suwannee River Water Management District;  Tampa Bay Estuary Program;  The Nature Conservancy;  U.S. Department of the Army – Army Corps of Engineers;  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service;  U.S. Geological Survey;  University of Florida;  University of North Carolina;  Wildlife Foundation of Florida

 

Program budget: $26,410,856
Funding Source #FTE FTE Salaries OPS Salaries Expense OPS Contract Equipment Special Categories Program Operational Budget Overhead Assessment Total Program Budget
MRCTF 81.0 $5,146,874 $1,788,608 $1,262,237 $1,136,821 $120,473 $0 $9,455,013 $624,013 $10,079,026
MRCTF/ Grants 2.0 $122,266 $0 $0 $0 $0 $763,297 $885,563 $42,262 $927,825
GDTF 0.0 $249,999 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,740,817 $5,990,816 $126,172 $6,116,988
FGTF 57.5 $2,957,224 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,107,004 $8,064,228 $1,222,790 $9,287,018
Totals 140.5 $8,476,362 $1,788,608 $1,262,237 $1,136,821 $120,473 $11,611,118 $24,395,619 $2,015,237 $26,410,856

 

 

Administration
Funding Source #FTE FTE Salaries OPS Salaries Expense OPS Contract Equipment Special Categories Program Operational Budget Overhead Assessment Total Program Budget
MRCTF 2.0 $164,046 $102,769 $55,625 $135,027 $76,884 $0 $534,351 $496,684 $1,031,035
GDTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $272,800 $272,800 $3,838 $276,638
FGTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $269,989 $269,989 $3,593 $273,582
Totals 2.0 $164,046 $102,769 $55,625 $135,027 $76,884 $542,789 $1,077,140 $504,115 $1,581,255

 

 

Keys Fisheries Research

Subsection Contact: John H. Hunt, John.Hunt@MyFWC.com
Keys Fisheries Research encompasses a variety of research and monitoring programs focused on the recreationally and commercially important fish and invertebrate species inhabiting the Florida Keys. Staff also conduct restoration research on critical fisheries habitat including nearshore hardbottom and sponges and coral reefs.

Funding Source #FTE FTE Salaries OPS Salaries Expense OPS Contract Equipment Special Categories Program Operational Budget Overhead Assessment Total Program Budget
MRCTF 16.0 $1,066,095 $226,485 $249,734 $90,075 $29,832 $0 $1,662,221 $127,329 $1,789,550
FGTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $280,202 $280,202 $14,308 $294,510
GDTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $40,133 $40,133 $0 $40,133
Totals 16.0 $1,066,095 $226,485 $249,734 $90,075 $29,832 $320,335 $1,982,556 $141,637 $2,124,193

 

 

Marine Fisheries Biology

Subsection Contact: Philip Stevens, Philip.Stevens@MyFWC.com
Researchers collect and interpret data concerning the life history, biology, age structure, stock abundance and fishery characteristics of important commercial and recreational fish and invertebrate species in Florida.

Funding Source #FTE FTE Salaries OPS Salaries Expense OPS Contract Equipment Special Categories Program Operational Budget Overhead Assessment Total Program Budget
MRCTF 16.0 $1,055,581 $589,866 $244,026 $336,048 $13,757 $0 $2,239,278 $0 $2,239,278
MRCTF/ Grants 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $281,878 $281,878 $3,001 $284,879
GDTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,057,760 $1,057,760 $28,010 $1,085,770
FGTF 11.5 $602,865 $0 $0 $0 $0 $954,190 $1,557,055 $42,606 $1,599,661
Totals 27.5 $1,658,446 $589,866 $244,026 $336,048 $13,757 $2,293,828 $5,135,971 $73,617 $5,209,588

 

 

Marine Fisheries-Dependent Monitoring

Subsection Contact: Todd Neahr, Todd.Neahr@MyFWC.com
Researchers collect and analyze data on the number of fish caught and the number of trips made by commercial and recreational fishers, using this information to monitor trends in marine fisheries throughout Florida. These data provide assessments of how management regulations affect harvest and fishers.

Funding Source #FTE FTE Salaries OPS Salaries Expense OPS Contract Equipment Special Categories Program Operational Budget Overhead Assessment Total Program Budget
MRCTF 14.0 $795,989 $32,338 $60,936 $18,420 $0 $0 $907,683 $0 $907,683
FGTF 16.0 $746,714 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,287,971 $3,034,685 $615,131 $3,649,816
GDTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $236,221 $236,221 $21,719 $257,940
Totals 30.0 $1,542,704 $32,338 $60,936 $18,420 $0 $2,524,192 $4,178,590 $636,850 $4,815,440

 

 

Marine Fisheries-Independent Monitoring

Subsection Contact: Debbie Leffler, Debbie.Leffler@MyFWC.com
Using statistically valid sampling methodologies, researchers capture, identify, count and release millions of fish each year to monitor the status and relative abundance of economically important fish and invertebrate species in six estuaries around the state.

Funding Source #FTE FTE Salaries OPS Salaries Expense OPS Contract Equipment Special Categories Program Operational Budget Overhead Assessment Total Program Budget
MRCTF 28.0 $1,698,660 $636,377 $520,099 $256,251 $0 $0 $3,111,387 $0 $3,111,387
MRCTF/ Grants 2.0 $122,266 $0 $0 $0 $0 $481,419 $603,685 $39,261 $642,946
FGTF 21.0 $1,068,951 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,128,587 $2,197,538 $451,827 $2,649,365
GDTF 0.0 $249,999 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,133,903 $4,383,902 $72,605 $4,456,507
Totals 51.0 $3,139,876 $636,377 $520,099 $256,251 $0 $5,743,909 $10,296,512 $563,693 $10,860,205

 

 

Marine Fisheries Stock Assessment

Subsection Contact: Dustin Addis, Dustin.Addis@MyFWC.com
Researchers integrate the physical, biological and fisheries data gathered in the Marine Fisheries-Independent Monitoring, the Marine Fisheries-Dependent Monitoring and the Marine Fisheries Biology programs to analyze Florida’s marine fisheries stocks. This information is provided to marine fisheries managers.

Funding Source #FTE FTE Salaries OPS Salaries Expense OPS Contract Equipment Special Categories Program Operational Budget Overhead Assessment Total Program Budget
FGTF 1.0 $76,819 $0 $0 $0 $0 $500 $77,319 $10,453 $87,772
MRCTF 4.0 $329,096 $103,816 $7,282 $0 $0 $0 $440,194 $0 $440,194
Totals 5.0 $405,915 $103,816 $7,282 $0 $0 $500 $517,513 $10,453 $527,966

 

 

Marine Fisheries Stock Enhancement

Subsection Contact: Chris Young, Chris.Young@MyFWC.com
Biologists focus on breeding and rearing marine sport fish for release, as well as on evaluating the use of hatchery-reared animals as a management tool to enhance or rebuild coastal fisheries.

Funding Source #FTE FTE Salaries OPS Salaries Expense OPS Contract Equipment Special Categories Program Operational Budget Overhead Assessment Total Program Budget
MRCTF 1.0 $37,407 $96,957 $124,535 $301,000 $0 $0 $559,899 $0 $559,899
FGTF 8.0 $461,875 $0 $0 $0 $0 $185,565 $647,440 $84,872 $732,312
Totals 9.0 $499,281 $96,957 $124,535 $301,000 $0 $185,565 $1,207,338 $84,872 $1,292,210