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Webinar: Climbing the EBFM ladder to get ahead of red tide on the Florida West Shelf
Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 3:00
Wednesday, February 13, 2019. 3:00PM. Webinar: Climbing the EBFM ladder to get ahead of red tide on the Florida West Shelf. Mandy Karnauskas, NMFS/SEFC. Sponsored by NOAA. More information here.
Red tide is a phenomenon that occurs in the Gulf of Mexico due to blooms of the dinoflagellate Karenia brevis and the toxic brevetoxins produced by this organism can have severe impacts on ecosystems. The Southeast Fisheries Science Center and Gulf of Mexico Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Program have being working to understand the impacts of red tides on federal fishery stocks and account for these impacts in the stock assessment and management process in the Gulf. A series of stakeholder workshops in 2018 revealed multi-faceted impacts of red tide blooms on fishing communities and highlighted the severity of the ongoing red tide event, which has persisted since late 2017. A collaborative response was developed with the purpose of documenting the impacts of the current bloom, understanding the bloom ecology, and learning how to best predict and respond to future events. Karnauskas will discuss the evolution of red tide research in the Southeast region, from incorporating environmental information into single species frameworks, to managing for red tide in the context of ecosystem-based management.