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Introduction: Episode 4: Habitats: The Key to Florida's Fisheries (03:03)

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Recreational fishing values at approximately $12 billion a year; tarpon and snook are two prized game fish. Mangrove lined tidal creeks and ponds are essential to juvenile fish. Habitat loss and degradation are the biggest threat to coastal fisheries.

Charlotte Harbor (06:49)

Boca Grande is the tarpon capital of the world; shallow mangrove creeks and flats are also popular with anglers. Biologists regularly monitor recreational sport fish populations and their prey. They discuss the importance and loss of mangrove habitats for juvenile tarpon and snook populations.

Management and Fish Habitats (08:44)

Biologists collect fish and habitat data, and relay it to fisheries managers. They work with the Southwest Florida Water Management District on restoring impaired habitats like Coral Creek. Every month, biologists capture and tag all the tarpon and snook in the canals.

Indian River Lagoon (07:10)

Juvenile tarpon and snook encounter unique challenges; the lagoon contains over 100 mosquito control impoundments and culverts. Scientists collaborate with the Indian River Land Trust to determine when juvenile fish leave the impoundments to join adult populations.

Credits: Episode 4: Habitats: The Key to Florida's Fisheries (Changing Seas, Season 13) (26:46)

Credits: Episode 4: Habitats: The Key to Florida's Fisheries (Changing Seas, Season 13)

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Episode 4: Habitats: The Key to Florida's Fisheries (Changing Seas, Season 13)

Part of the Series : Changing Seas (Season 13)
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Tarpon and snook are two of Florida’s most iconic game fish. Both species rely on mangrove creeks and ponds when they are juveniles. With half of the state’s mangroves lost to development, scientists employ creative solutions to restore and reconnect some of these important habitats to secure the future of the fisheries.

Length: 27 minutes

Item#: BVL283032

ISBN: 979-8-88678-511-1

Copyright date: ©2021

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