Join local researchers for the 17th meeting of the Sarasota Bay Fisheries Forum — an independent, community discussion to help inform fisheries management and science. https://www.facebook.com/SarasotaBayForum
Meeting goals: Discuss Fisheries Habitat and Outreach Subcommittee reports; presentation on Phillippi Creek Canal sampling to document distribution and abundance of fishes; updates on local initiatives to help sustain fisheries.
6 - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, December 14. Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236
NOTE: The meeting room for this event is the WAVE Center at Mote. (Park in the main lot for Mote Aquarium and enter our WAVE Center, which is on the left side [South side] of Mote Marine Laboratory, at the end of the blue awnings. Please enter, sign in, and take a printed Agenda.)
Speaker: Dr. Jim LocascioMote Marine Lab Program Manager – Fisheries Habitat Ecology
Dr. Jim Locascio is a Staff Scientist and Program Manager in Mote's Directorate of Fisheries & Aquaculture. His research focuses on a variety of topics in fisheries science ranging from reef fish life-cycle and movement patterns, to tarpon and snook habitat utilization in offshore, estuarine, tidal-creek and stormwater canal systems.
Jim's Presentation Title:Fish Communities and Habitat of Upper Phillippi Creek and Associated Storm Water Canals of Sarasota, Florida