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2017-H-063: NCSU Evaluating Cultch reefs as Fish Habitat
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2017, 09:11:10 AM »
2017-H-063: NCSU Evaluating Cultch reefs as Fish Habitat
 
CRFL Grant Request:  $361,662 (YR1 $123,051 / YR2 $117,360 / YR3 $121,251)
 
 Project Title: Evaluating Cultch Oyster Reefs as Essential Fish Habitat

Project Administrator:  NCSU, David Eggleston

Project Description: A three-year grant to study the value of cultch reefs created by the NCDMF as essential fish habitat and quantify the contribution of cultch reefs to overall fish production per unit area. This study will investigate oyster cultch reefs that vary in habitat complexity.  Our objectives are to: (1) create high-resolution seabed maps to quantify the complexity of these benthic habitats; (2) conduct a before-after-control-impact study to quantify estuarine fish production and diversity among the reef sites and unstructured control sites using a combination of: (i) gill nets, (ii) fish traps, and (iii) passive acoustic monitoring.



DMF Website for 2017-H-063 application:

http://portal.ncdenr.org/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=4cc92c43-2fe6-4044-98c5-1b834bd394f8&groupId=38337


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