Southeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program

To maintain a cooperative program which engages State and Federal agencies in the coordinated collection, management, and dissemination of fishery - independent information on marine fisheries in support of State Territorial Sea and U.S.

Exclusive Economic Zone fisheries management programs.

Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Funds have been used for a variety of fishery-independent studies, including: surveys of shrimp and ground fish, and reef fish resources in the Gulf of Mexico; ichthyoplankton; physical oceanographic parameters; trawl surveys of fish and invertebrate resources along the South Atlantic Bight; and lobster and conch resources in the Caribbean.

Agency - Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce fosters and promotes the nation's economic development and technological advancement through vigilance in international trade policy, domestic business policy and growth, and promoting economic progress at all levels.

Office - Cynthia Binkley, Federal Program Officer, State/Federal Liaison Branch, 263 13th Ave.

South, St.

Petersburg, FL 33701.

Telephone: (727) 824-5324.

Fax: (727) 824-5364.