Estimating the Absolute Abundance of Red Snapper (by age) in the Gulf of Mexico (Great Red Snapper Count)

Principal Investigator

This project addressed one of the more contentious issues currently facing Gulf of Mexico (GOM) fisheries management – the abundance and distribution of Red Snapper. The overarching goal was to employ a suite of fishery-independent and -dependent methods to estimate the absolute abundance of Red Snapper outside of the stock assessment process for this species.