Spotted seatrout in water

View larger image

The Florida Spotted Seatrout stock assessment project assesses the status of Spotted Seatrout populations found in four regions along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of Florida. Spotted Seatrout population dynamics will utilize all available information on catch, effort, relative abundance, and size/age composition. A suite of stock assessment models are currently being developed to estimate management reference points and to determine stock status of Spotted Seatrout for the four regions of Florida: Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, and Southeast.