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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Cooperative Tagging Center

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):
U.S. Department of Commerce, National Marine Fisheries Service


Contact Information
Name:Dr. Eric D. PrinceStreet:75 Virginia Beach Dr.
City: MiamiState: Florida
Zip Code:33149-Phone: 800 437-3936
Email:Web site1:http://SoutheastFisheriesScienceCenter.NMFS
Fax: -Web site2:


Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? No

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):0
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began:

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
Donations Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes Is it state-approved?No
EPA-approved? No

Does program have monitoring-related publications you are willing to share with, or sell to, other groups?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
The Cooperative Tagging Center was created in 1954 and is a continuing joint research effort of fisheries scientists and both recreational and commerical fishermen. Our program is designed to provide information on the movements and biology of marine fish species in the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea. Our success is due to the direct participation of the public in scientific reaearch.

Environments monitored:
Marine

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Rainfall, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Fish

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:


Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Advocacy 
Research Our program, Federal government, University scientists
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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