$10 Million budget Proposal to get better counts of Gulf red snapper makes headway

The next time government researchers go out in boats to collect data on snapper with fishing lines and underwater cameras, they might have a flood of additional data to include in their fish count: information gathered by recreational anglers, charter boat captains and academic researchers. A $10 million budget proposal by U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Indian Shores, directs the federal fisheries service to award funds to everyone from commercial fishing operations to marine science laboratories for projects that collect data on fish populations. Read the rest here 09:46

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