Interrelationships between Coral Reef and Fisheries


The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a workshop of subject matter experts on Interrelationships between Coral Reef and Fisheries.

The workshop will convene at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 20 and conclude by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.


ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Hotel located at 2225 


North Lois Avenue, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 877-6688.

    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. 

Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Stephen Bortone, Executive 

Director and Mr. Mark Mueller, GIS Analyst; Gulf of Mexico Fishery 

Management Council; telephone: (813) 348-1630.


SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The workshop on Interrelationships between 

Coral Reefs and Fisheries will examine topics related to linkages 

between corals and fisheries, management, threats and consequences, and 

future research. Presentations will include information on distribution 

and diversity of coral reefs and associated fisheries; current 

management of corals and fisheries (by staff from the National Oceanic 

and Atmospheric Administration and the Gulf, South Atlantic, Caribbean 

and Western Pacific Fishery Management Councils); critical linkages and 

interrelationships of form, function and life history; interactions 

within and among coral, seagrass & mangrove ecosystems; review and 

discussion of the various threats to coral/fishery health such as oil 

spills, invasive species, climate effects and coral diseases; spatial 

ecology methods and databases; short and long-term consequences of 

impacts to coral health; mitigation of coral losses; and future 

research needs and directions.

    Copies of the agenda and other related materials can be obtained by 

calling (813) 348-1630 or can be downloaded from the Council's ftp 

site,, in the Coral folder.