The NOAA Restore Act Science Program is committed to producing timely and high-quality scientific findings and products to support the management and sustainability of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem, including its fisheries. Projects assisted with funding from NOAA's Restore Act Science Program carry out research, observation, and monitoring to support, to the maximum extent practicable, the long-term sustainability of the ecosystem, fish stocks, fish habitat, and the recreational, commercial, and charter-fishing industry in the Gulf of Mexico.
The 2017 projects funded total $16.7 million to support research in bluefin tuna, blue crabs, oyster farms, and other areas of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. Dauphin Island Sea Lab researchers are among those receiving funding to meet the scientific needs of the Gulf of Mexico.
Of the 15 projects, 13 are being led by institutions located in the Gulf of Mexico region. In total, 78 researchers and resource managers will be involved, with 58 of them located in the region. These projects were selected following a rigorous and highly competitive process, which included a review by a panel of outside experts.
Below you'll find a listing of Dauphin Island Sea Lab projects funded by the 2017 NOAA Restore Act Science Program.