Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2021

333  The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley  (84629)

Principal Investigator: Kline, Richard

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 99,999

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): No

Start and End Dates: 12/2/20 - 12/31/22

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: N/A

Department, Center, School, or Institute: Sch of Earth Env & Marine Sci

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: Responses of the Snapper Grouper Complex to Artificial Reef Configurations

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Program Title: N/A
CFDA Linked: State Wildlife Grants


The purpose of the proposed research is ultimately to conserve and increase valuable fisheries in the snapper grouper complex. This will be accomplished by determining the effect of artificial reef configuration (concrete reef pyramid density and low-profile module density) on the recruitment and population structure of Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Scamp, and Gag Grouper. * To characterize the populations of Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Scamp, and Gag Grouper residing on the nine types of experimental reef patches in the RGV Reef between September 2020 and December 2022 using roving diver surveys, fish trapping, and side scan sonar. * To record environmental variables (conductivity, temperature, depth and visibility) at each of the nine types of experimental reef patches. * To compare these populations and environmental variables among the nine experimental reef patches in order to determine how the various placements are functioning and which configurations provide the most beneficial habitats at varying life stages of Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Scamp, and Gag Grouper.

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