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dc.contributor.authorGulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councilen_US
dc.contributor.otheren_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T17:27:47Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T17:27:47Z
dc.date.issued1981en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/24975
dc.description1 volumeen_US
dc.description.abstractThe proposed action is to adopt and implement a fishery management plan for coral and coral reefs within the jurisdiction of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Councils. The primary objective of this plan is to optimize benefits while conserving the management unit. This goal is supported by specific objectives to generate sufficient data to assess the feasibility of harvest of coral, to minimize adverse human impacts, to provide special management to particular habitat areas, to increase public awareness of the resource, and to provide a coordinated management regime. This fishery plan covers over 400 species of coral distributed throughout the management area. The size and diversity of this unit is exceedingly complex, including species ranging from shallow water, muddy sediment sea whips to deepwater precious corals, and from hard bottom solitary species to out bank reef corals. Among the most significant and unique stocks are the Flower Garden Banks on the Texas/Louisiana outer continental shelf and the Florida reef tract. Elsewhere, much of the coral occurs in hard bottom communities where it contributes habitat and food to many other species, within established recreational or commercial value, e.g., snapper, grouper, shrimp. In certain areas, particularly southern Florida, corals also help support important businesses such as diving and charter-boats.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://gbic.tamug.edu/request.htmen_US
dc.publisherGulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councilen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries7068.00en_US
dc.relation.urien_US
dc.subjectfishery managementen_US
dc.subjectcoral reef animalsen_US
dc.subjectcoralen_US
dc.subjectcoral reefsen_US
dc.subjectfishen_US
dc.titleDraft Fishery Management Plan Environmental Impact Statement for Coral and Coral Reefs of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlanticen_US
dc.typeBooken_US
dc.placeTampa, FLen_US
dc.placeCharleston, SCen_US
dc.seriesen_US
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dc.geo-codeFloridaen_US
dc.geo-codeSouth Carolinaen_US
dc.geo-codeGulf of Mexicoen_US
dc.geo-codeSouth Atlantic Oceanen_US
dc.locationGBIC Circulating Collectionen_US
dc.scaleen_US
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dc.history4/12/06 easen_US
dc.call-noSH 213.56 .D72 1981 GBAYen_US


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