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Monitoring fish in Delaware Bay is lecture topic Aug. 13

August 8, 2019

Fisheries scientist Michael Greco will discuss monitoring fish in the Delaware Bay at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Milton CHEER Center as part of Prime Hook’s Evening at the Hook lecture series.

Greco, a Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control scientist and team leader for the Delaware Bay trawl surveys, will explain how monitoring the abundance and distribution of recreationally important fish species is conducted and how the data is used. The Division of Fish and Wildlife tracks the status of a wide variety of marine finfish and shellfish populations in the Delaware Estuary and Inland Bays through its bottom trawl survey program.

The division’s trawl surveys are among the longest-running state surveys on the East Coast. Greco collects data that is used in development of interstate fishery management plans and stock assessments. Over 160 species of marine finfish and invertebrates have been recorded in survey catches since its inception. In addition to providing an overview of the trawl surveys, Greco will discuss some of the recent findings from this indispensable part of Delaware’s marine fisheries program.

This event is free and open to the public with no reservations required. The Milton CHEER Center is at 24855 Broadkill Road, Milton.