Presenter: Larry McKinney

Commission Agenda Item No. 4
Coastal Fisheries Overview
April 2004

I. Executive Summary: Larry McKinney will provide a briefing regarding coastal fisheries programs and issues.

II. Discussion: The Coastal Fisheries Division responsibilities include a wide array of fisheries management and habitat issues. Sustainability of coastal resources is paramount in order to serve the diversity of users and to manage and conserve these resources for present and future generations. The overview will provide insight into the issues facing the Department in the future. The abundance trends of key species will be presented. The enhancement and artificial reef programs will be highlighted to update the Commission on recent accomplishments. Lastly, the recent crab trap cleanup effort will be summarized.