Continental Shelf Program Leader
Fisheries Section, Coastal Resources Division, Georgia Department of Natural
Artificial (Manmade) Reefs, Offshore Fisheries
Issues of Interest:
Offshore fisheries, offshore reef habitats (natural & manmade), fisheries
management, inshore (estuarine) reef development/oyster restoration.
- Offshore &
inshore artificial reef development and management (coastwide).
- Offshore artificial
reef buoy maintenance (coastwide).
- Inshore artificial
reef marker maintenance (coastwide).
- Offshore bottom
surveys / monitoring (coastwide).
- Evaluation of
inshore artificial reef/oyster restoration efforts & policies.
in regional fisheries management activities/programs (SAFMC, ASMFC, SEAMAP,
Grays Reef SAC).
- Georgia Saltwater
Gamefish Records Program
Primarily the continental shelf offshore of Georgia's coast. Also some work
in Georgia's estuaries (coastwide).
of manmade and natural reefs and associated communities.
- Monitoring techniques/methodologies
for Georgia's offshore, coastal, and estuarine reefs.
and economic evaluations associated with offshore/inshore artificial reef
development, user groups, and trends.
in artificial reef technology (eg., designed units, siting, material configurations,
etc.) to maximize the development of reef communities.
- Continued investigations
into manmade and natural reef functions.
of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) and EFH requirements ashore and offshore.
- Life history
- Improved fishery
assessments, with increased/coordinated fishery-dependent and fishery-independent
- GIS Training
Coastal Resources Division
of Georgia Department of Natural Resources