Recovery Plan Ad Hoc Report results

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Plan Title Plan Stage Plan Lead Region (FWS) Plan Lead Office (FWS) Species Common Name Species Scientific Name Action Priority Action Number Action Description Action Status Estimated Initiation Date Estimated Completion Date Action Lead Agencies Responsible Parties Work Types Labor Types Comments Implementation Activity Number Implementation Activity Description Implementation Activity Status Implementation Activity Estimated Initiation Date Implementation Activity Estimated Completion Date Implementation Activity Labor Types Implementation Activity Work Types Implementation Activity Responsible Parties Implementation Activity Comments Implementation Activity Species
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 1 1.3.1 Develop and implement standardized population sampling and monitoring techniques Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Biological Service , Corps of Engineers, Region 4 - Fisheries, Region 4 - Fisheries Resource Office - Panama City, Gulf States Resource Management Agencies Research: Population Assessment Internal Field Assistance NMFS - 5-year telemetry study to develop a mortality estimate completed 6/2015. UF funded to update the assessment for FY16. Additional equipment purchased for researchers to continue telemetry study in FY16 (10 tags for each of the 7 rivers); all 70 tags were distributed to researchers. 70 tags purchased for 2017 field season to continue telemetry study. Sonic tagging of adult fish continued through 2018 with funds for tags provided by NOAA. Ongoing research (2012-2018) led by USFWS to validate the use of side scan sonar to provide indices of relative abundance continued toward completion, with investigation of detection probability in 4 systems.
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 1 2.1.2 Reduce or eliminate incidental mortality Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries), Region 4 - Ecological Services, Region 4 - Fisheries Resource Office - Panama City, Gulf States Resource Management Agencies, Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission Other: Information and Education Internal Technical Assistance 1995 costs - FWS 15, other parties 110; 1996 costs - FWS 15, other parties 110; 1997 costs - FWS 15, other parties 110; 1998 costs - other parties 75; 1999 costs -other parties 25; Majority of funding for fish excluder devices & sampling protocols. USFWS funded the development of an outreach poster emphasizing boater safety on the water in areas occupied by jumping Gulf sturgeon to reduce collisions and incidental mortality.
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 1 2.3.1 Utilize existing authorities to protect habitat and where inadequate, recommend new incentives, laws, and regulations Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Corps of Engineers, Region 4 - Ecological Services, Region 4 - Gulf Coast Fisheries Coordination Office, Gulf States Resource Management Agencies, Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission Other: Regulations Internal Technical Assistance 1995 costs - FWS 8, other parties 21; 1996 costs - FWS 8, other parties 21; 1997 costs - FWS 8, other parties 21; 1998 costs - FWS 8, other parties 21; Section 7 consultation to be conducted with existing program funds.
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 1 2.4.5 Restore the benefits of natural riverine habitats Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other National Biological Service , Corps of Engineers, Region 4 - Ecological Services, Region 4 - Fisheries Resource Office - Panama City, Region 4 - Gulf Coast Fisheries Coordination Office, Gulf States Resource Management Agencies Acquisition, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Planning, Management: Land Use Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance 1995 costs - FWS 6, other parties 20; 1996 costs - FWS 14, other parties 34; 1997 costs - FWS 14, other parties 34; 1998 costs - FWS 28, other parties 3; Work funded under existing programs. Actual restoration costs undetermined.
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 1 2.5.3 Develop and implement a regulatory framework to eliminate accidental and international introductions of non-indigenous stock or other sturgeon species Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service University of Florida, National Biological Service , Region 4 - Ecological Services - Panama City, Region 4 - Fisheries, Region 4 - Fisheries Resource Office - Panama City, Region 4 - Gulf Coast Fisheries Coordination Office, Gulf States Resource Management Agencies, Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission Other: Information and Education, Other: Regulations Internal Technical Assistance 1996 costs - FWS 17, other parties - 8; Some of this effort will be dependent on the outcome of 2.3.1
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 2 1.1.1 Conduct and refine field investigations to locate important spawning, feeding, and developmental habitats. Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service University of Florida, National Biological Service , Corps of Engineers, Region 4 - Fisheries, Region 4 - Fisheries Resource Office - Panama City, Region 4 - Gulf Coast Fisheries Coordination Office, Gulf States Resource Management Agencies, Caribbean Conservation Corporation Research: Population Surveys, Research: Habitat Status, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Demographic Studies, Research: Migration Volunteer, Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance 1995 costs - FWS 7, other parties 96; 1996 costs - FWS 60, other parties 96; 1997 costs - FWS 73, other parties 117; 1998 costs - FWS 73, other parties 119; 1999 costs - FWS 76, other parties 119; Tasks 1.1.1, 1.3.1, 2.5.1, and 1.5.1 can be conducted concurrently. 2014 - NMFS funded P. Allen. MSU, to identify natal river usage in the Choctowhatchee Basin. 2015 - NMFS funded USGS to examine YOY habitat usage. 2016 - NMFS funded P. Allen, MSU, to identify natal river usage in the Pearl River watershed. 2013-2019 USFWS funded Doug Peterson, UGA, to work on studies of juvenile sturgeon dynamics and estuarine habitat use in the Apalachicola River system.
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 2 1.1.2 Characterize riverine, estuarine, and neritic areas that provide essential habitat Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Biological Service , Corps of Engineers, Region 4 - Fisheries Resource Office - Panama City, Gulf States Resource Management Agencies, Caribbean Conservation Corporation Research: Habitat Status, Research: Habitat Requirements Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance 1995 costs - FWS 5, other parties 50; 1996 costs - FWS 20, other parties 70; 1997 costs - FWS 70, other parties 63; 1998 costs - FWS 70, other parties 63; 1999 costs - FWS 10, other parties 63; Tasks 1.1.1 and 1.1.2 can be conducted concurrently. 2016 - 2017: NMFS funded FWC to examine juvenile recruitment and migration patterns within the Escambia and Yellow River Estuaries. Telemetry and salinity data will be collected to examine relationships between salinity and habitat use. 2012-2018 USFWS has conducted annual sonar-based surveys of riverine holding areas to index the abundance of adult sturgeon and characterize patterns of riverine holding area habitat use. Between 2012-2018 USFWS has funded UGA to collaborae on investigations of juvenile sturgeon habitat use and migration timing.
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 2 1.2 Conduct life history studies on the biological and ecological requirements of little known or inadequately sampled life stages Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Biological Service , Region 4 - Fisheries Resource Office - Panama City, Gulf States Resource Management Agencies, Caribbean Conservation Corporation Research: Population Surveys, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Demographic Studies, Research: Migration, Research: Predation, Research: Competition Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance 1995 costs - FWS 5, other parties 55; 1996 costs - FWS 20, other parties 55; 1997 costs - FWS 20, other parties 68; 1998 costs - FWS 40, other parties 68; 1999 costs - FWS 40, other parties 68; Tasks 1.1.1, 1.1.2, and 1.2 can be conducted concurrently. Between 2012 and 2018 USFWS has funded and collaborated with UGA to conduct investigations of recruitment, and age and growth of juvenile sturgeon.
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 2 2.1.1 Increase effectiveness and enforcement of state and federal take prohibitions Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries), Region 4 - Ecological Services, Region 4 - Law Enforcement, Region 4 - Fisheries, Gulf States Resource Management Agencies Other: Law Enforcement, Other: Regulations, Research: Genetics Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance 1995 costs - FWS 75, other parties 255; 1996 costs - FWS 75, other parties 255; 1997 costs - FWS 75, other parties 255; 1998 costs - FWS 75, other parties 255; 1999 costs - FWS 75, other parties 255; Section 7 consultation will be conducted under existing programs. Add. Monitoring or law personnel may be necessary.
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 2 2.2.1 Identify potentially harmful chemical contaminant and water quality and quantity changes associated with surface water restrictions Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4 - Ecological Services - Panama City, Gulf States Resource Management Agencies Research: Habitat Status, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Management Techniques, Research: Environmental Contaminants Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance 1995 costs - FWS 25, other parties 50; 1996 costs - FWS 15, other parties 110; 1997 costs - FWS 75, other parties 0; Cost and time to complete year 2 efforts will be dependent on information collection in year 1
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 2 2.2.2 Identify and eliminate potentially harmful point and non-point sources of chemical contaminants Ongoing Not Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Region 4 - Ecological Services - Panama City, Gulf States Resource Management Agencies Research: Environmental Contaminants Internal Technical Assistance 1996 costs - FWS 20, other parties 38; 1997 costs - FWS 25, other parties 55; 1998 costs - FWS 25, other parties 0; 1999 costs - FWS 25, other parties 0
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 2 2.2.4 Identify and eliminate known and potential impacts to water quantity and quality associated with existing and proposed developments, agricultural uses, and water diversions in management units Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Biological Service , Region 4 - Ecological Services, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Region 4 - Gulf Coast Fisheries Coordination Office, Gulf States Resource Management Agencies Research: Habitat Status, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Management Techniques Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance 1995 costs - FWS 2, other parties 12; 1996 costs - FWS 10, other parties 33; 1997 costs - FWS 75, other parties 33; 1998 costs - FWS 75, other parties 25; 1999 costs - FWS 75, other parties 20; Amount of effort will be determined by outcome of task 2.2.1
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 2 2.2.5 Assess the relationship between groundwater pumping and reduction of groundwater flows into management units, and quantify loss of riverine habitat related to reduced groundwater in-flows Ongoing Not Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Region 4 - Ecological Services Research: Habitat Status, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Management Techniques Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance 1997 costs - FWS 0, other parties 252; 1998 costs - FWS 0, other parties 125; Mostly funded under the Tri-state Comp Study - AL, GA, FL
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 2 2.4.1 Identify dam and lock sites that offer the greatest feasibility for successful restoration of and to essential habitats Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other Corps of Engineers, Region 4 - Ecological Services - Panama City, Region 4 - Fisheries Resource Office - Panama City, Gulf States Resource Management Agencies, Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission Research: Habitat Status, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Migration Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance 1997 costs - FWS 7, other parties 45
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 2 2.4.4 Identify potential modifications to specific navigation projects to minimize impacts which alter riverine habitats or modify thermal or substrate characteristics of those habitats Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries), U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Corps of Engineers, Region 4 - Ecological Services, Region 4 - Fisheries Resource Office - Panama City, Region 4 - Gulf Coast Fisheries Coordination Office, Gulf States Resource Management Agencies, Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Research: Population Surveys, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Management Techniques, Research: Migration Internal Technical Assistance 1996 costs - FWS 15, other parties 35; 1997 costs - FWS 15, other parties 35; 1998 costs - FWS 6, other parties 18; Some funding under existing programs. Proj. mod. Costs undetermined and may require Congress. Author. & non-federal sponsor. USFWS consulted with ACOE on potential effects of flow management on Gulf sturgeon recruitment and initiated temperature monitoring in the system in addition to continued investigation of recruitment patters (2016-2018).
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 2 2.4.6 Seek optimum consistency between the purposes of federal and state authorized reservoirs, flood control, navigation, and hydropower projects and federal and state mandated restorations of fish populations Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries), U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Corps of Engineers, Region 4 - Ecological Services, Region 4 - Gulf Coast Fisheries Coordination Office, Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Planning, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Management Techniques Internal Technical Assistance 1996 costs - FWS 0, other parties 10; 1997 costs - FWS 0, other parties 5; 1998 costs - FWS 0, other parties 5; 1999 costs - FWS 0, other parties 5; Most agency related work funded under existing programs
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 2 4.2 Seek funding for Gulf sturgeon recovery activities Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Biological Service , Region 4 - Ecological Services, Region 4 - Gulf Coast Fisheries Coordination Office, Gulf States Resource Management Agencies, Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission Other Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Administrative Funding under existing programs. FY15- NMFS funded Mote marine Lab to develop a sex ID procedure. NOAA and USFWS jointly submitted several propoals for NRDA restoration funding and secured 4.5 million dollars to advance priority recovery objectives over the next 5 years.
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 2 4.3 Implement projects or actions which will achieve recovery plan objectives Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other National Biological Service , Region 4 - Ecological Services, Region 4 - Gulf Coast Fisheries Coordination Office, Gulf States Resource Management Agencies, Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission Management, Other, Research Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Individual project funding ID elsewhere in schedule
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 3 1.3.2 Develop population models Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries), National Biological Service , Nongovernmental Organizations, Region 4 - Fisheries, Region 4 - Fisheries Resource Office - Panama City, Gulf States Resource Management Agencies Research: Population Surveys, Research: Other Information Contract, Internal Technical Assistance 1996 costs - FWS 20, other parties 27; 1997 costs - FWS 10, other parties 27; 1998 costs - FWS 20, other parties 0. 2016 - UF funded to develop an individual-based population viability model and an age-structured population model for the Apalachicola River. UF funded to update the mortality estimate model. UF/Bill Pine funded to work with colleagues on an overhaul and redesign of the Gulf sturgeon database.
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 3 1.4.1 Continue culture of Gulf sturgeon Ongoing Not Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service University of Florida, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, National Biological Service , Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries , Region 4 - Fisheries Resource Office - Panama City, Region 4 - Welaka National Fish Hatchery, Region 4 - Warm Springs Regional Fisheries Center Management: Propagation, Research: Management Techniques Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance 1995 costs - FWS 6, other parties 13; 1996 costs - FWS 58, other parties 13; 1997 costs - FWS 58, other parties 17; 1998 costs - FWS 58, other parties 22; 1999 costs - FWS 58, other parties 22
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 3 1.4.2 Identify physical, chemical and biological parameters necessary to maintain growth, health, and survival of fish reared under artificial conditions Obsolete FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service University of Florida, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, National Biological Service , Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries , Region 4 - Welaka National Fish Hatchery, Region 4 - Warm Springs Regional Fisheries Center Management: Propagation, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Management Techniques Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance 1995 costs - FWS 10, other parties 21; 1996 costs - FWS 25, other parties 21; 1997 costs - FWS 30, other parties 28; 1998 costs - FWS 30, other parties 28; 1999 costs - FWS 30, other parties 20; Continuation of this effort dependent on the outcome of 2.5.1 UGA and USFWS collaborated on monitoring of salinity conditions in the Apalachicola Bay estuary during monitoring of sonic tagged juvenile sturgeon during 2017-2018.
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 3 1.4.3 ID and test non-generic internal and external markers or techniques to differentiate wild and hatchery produced Gulf sturgeon Discontinued FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Biological Service , Region 4 - Fisheries, Region 4 - Fisheries Resource Office - Panama City, Gulf States Resource Management Agencies, Caribbean Conservation Corporation Research: Management Techniques, Research: Reintroduction Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance 1996 costs - FWS 30, other parties 11; 1997 costs - FWS 30, other parties 11; Funding this task dependent upon task 1.4.3 decision
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 3 1.5.1 Conduct a Gulfwide genetic assessment to determine geographically distinct management units Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Biological Service , Nongovernmental Organizations, Region 4 - Fisheries, Region 4 - Fisheries Resource Office - Panama City, Region 4 - Gulf Coast Fisheries Coordination Office, Gulf States Resource Management Agencies Research: Genetics Graduate Student, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance 1996 costs - FWS 25, other parties 5; 1997 costs - FWS 66, other parties 102; Majority of samples and analyses completed 1995. Will continue to completion. 2015 - NMFS funded B. Kreiser, USM, for storage of genetic samples and continued analysis.
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 3 1.5.2 Assess the potential to develop genetic markers to differentiate wild and hatchery-produced Gulf sturgeon Discontinued FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service University of Florida, U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries), Region 4 - Ecological Services, Region 4 - Fisheries Research: Management Techniques, Research: Genetics Graduate Student 1996 costs - FWS 50, other parties 20; 1997 costs - FWS 50, other parties 20; Continuation of this effort dependent on task 1.4.3 decision
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 3 2.2.3 Assess selected contaminant levels in Gulf sturgeon from management units Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 Other U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4 - Ecological Services, Region 4 - Fisheries, Gulf States Resource Management Agencies Research: Environmental Contaminants Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance 1995 costs - FWS 15, other parties 0; 1996 costs - FWS 30, other parties 30; 1997 costs - FWS 30, other parties 30; 1998 costs - FWS 10, other parties 25; Study on adult fish across FL panhandle completed 1994. Study on juvenile fish, Suwannee River completed 1995. USFWS led the Natural Resources Damage Assessment Injury Investigation on Gulf sturgeon potentially exposed to contaminants from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (2010-2015).
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 3 2.2.6 Conduct studies to determine the effects of known chemical contaminants in water from management units on Gulf sturgeon or a surrogate species Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Biological Service , Region 4 - Ecological Services - Panama City, Region 4 - Welaka National Fish Hatchery, Region 4 - Warm Springs Regional Fisheries Center Research: Environmental Contaminants Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance 1996 costs - FWS 80, other parties 15; 1997 costs - FWS 80, other parties 15; 1998 costs - FWS 75, other parties 0; 1999 costs - FWS 75, other parties 0; WNFH & NBS may provide specimens for the studies
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 3 2.3.2 Identify, protect, and/or acquire appropriate land or aquatic habitats on an ecosystem approach Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries), National Biological Service , Nongovernmental Organizations, Region 4 - Refuges (Wildlife Resources), Region 4 - Ecological Services - Panama City, Region 4 - Fisheries, Region 4 - Fisheries Resource Office - Panama City, Region 4 - Gulf Coast Fisheries Coordination Office, Gulf States Resource Management Agencies Acquisition, Management: Planning Internal Technical Assistance ID conducted with other studies. Land acquis. & water rights costs undeterminable
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 3 2.4.2 Evaluate, design, and provide means for Gulf sturgeon to bypass migration restrictions to essential habitats Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries), U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Corps of Engineers, Region 4 - Ecological Services, Region 4 - Fisheries Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Research: Management Techniques, Research: Migration Internal Technical Assistance 1996 costs - FWS 0, other parties 20; 1997 costs - FWS 0, other parties 50; 1998 costs - FWS 0, other parties 50; 1999 costs - FWS 0, other parties 50; FWS & NMFS funded under exist. Progs. Studies conducted or infrastructure funded by COE & FERC. May req. Congress. auth. & non-Fed sponsor. USFWS and UGA collaborated on an investigation of the behavior of adult male sturgeon transported above an impassable barrier (Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam) on the Apalachicola River between 2015 and 2016.
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 3 2.4.3 Operate and/or modify dams to restore the benefits of historical flow patterns and processes of sedimentation Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries), U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Corps of Engineers, Region 4 - Ecological Services, Region 4 - Fisheries Resource Office - Panama City, Region 4 - Gulf Coast Fisheries Coordination Office, Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Research: Management Techniques Internal Technical Assistance Some funding under existing programs. Project mod. Costs undeterm. May require Congress. Authority & non-Federal sponsor.
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 3 2.5.1 Evaluate the need to stock hatchery produced Gulf sturgeon considering habitat suitability and current population status Ongoing Not Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other National Biological Service , Region 4 - Ecological Services - Panama City, Region 4 - Fisheries, Region 4 - Fisheries Resource Office - Panama City, Region 4 - Gulf Coast Fisheries Coordination Office, Gulf States Resource Management Agencies Management: Planning, Research: Propagation Internal Technical Assistance 1995 costs - FWS 4, other parties 13; 1996 costs - FWS 6, other parties 18; 1997 costs - FWS 9, other parties 14; 1998 costs - FWS 14, other parties 14; 1999 costs - FWS 14, other parties 23; Tasks 1.1.1, 1.3.1, 2.5.1, and 1.5.1 can be conducted concurrently
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 3 2.5.2 Develop policy and guidelines for hatchery and culture operations related to stocking Ongoing Not Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service University of Florida, National Biological Service , Region 4 - Ecological Services - Panama City, Region 4 - Fisheries, Region 4 - Fisheries Resource Office - Panama City, Region 4 - Gulf Coast Fisheries Coordination Office, Gulf States Resource Management Agencies, Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission Management: Planning, Research: Propagation, Research: Reintroduction Internal Technical Assistance 1996 costs - FWS 12, other parties 8; 1999 costs - FWS 25, other parties 23; Conducting this effort will be dependent on the outcome of 2.5.1
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 3 3.1 Coordinate research and recovery actions Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other National Biological Service , Region 4 - Ecological Services, Region 4 - Fisheries, Region 4 - Gulf Coast Fisheries Coordination Office, Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission Management: Planning, Other: Information and Education, Research Internal Technical Assistance 1995 costs - FWS 5, other parties 5; 1996 costs - FWS 20, other parties 17; 1997 costs - FWS 5, other parties 5; 1998 costs - FWS 20, other parties 17; 1999 costs - FWS 5, other parties 5; Funding for biennial workshops. USFWS and NOAA continued close interagency coordination of research and recovery actions (2012-2018) through annual workshops and several initiatives including development of multi-partner restoration proposals for NRDA funding.
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 3 3.2 Develop an effective communication program or network to obtain and disseminate information on recovery actions and research results Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Cooperative Extension Service, Region 4 - Ecological Services, Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission Management: Planning, Other: Information and Education Internal Technical Assistance 1996 costs - FWS 5, other parties 7; 1997 costs - FWS 5, other parties 7; 1998 costs - FWS 5, other parties 7; 1999 costs - FWS 5, other parties 7; Funding for producing and distributing quarterly newsletters. Annual workshops, recovery synopses documents, and newsletters have been a mainstay of USFWS and NOAA recovery coordination (2014-2018).
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 3 3.3 Develop a non-scientific constituency and public information program directed toward enhancing recovery actions Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 Other U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries), Cooperative Extension Service, Region 4 - Ecological Services, Region 4 - Fisheries, Region 4 - Gulf Coast Fisheries Coordination Office, Gulf States Resource Management Agencies, Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission Other: Information and Education Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance 1996 costs - FWS 18, other parties 15; 1997 costs - FWS 18, other parties 15; 1998 costs - FWS 18, other parties 5; 1999 costs - FWS 12, other parties 5. 2014 - Sturgeon stranding network developed with signs, phone number, and internet information. 2015 SCUTES outreach materials obtained. 2016 - Outreach materials developed to highlight the importance of estuarine habitat for Gulf sturgeon.
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 3 4.1 Designate and fund Gulf sturgeon recovery lead office Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Region 4 - Ecological Services, Region 4 - Fisheries Management: Planning, Other: Administration Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Administrative All years' costs are FWS; Majority of funding provided under other recovery actions
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 3 4.4 Develop and implement a program to monitor levels and habitat conditions of known populations in the management units as well as newly discovered, introduced, or expanding populations Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Biological Service , Region 4 - Ecological Services, Region 4 - Fisheries Resource Office - Panama City, Gulf States Resource Management Agencies, Caribbean Conservation Corporation Research: Population Surveys Volunteer, Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance 1995 costs - FWS 6, other parties 30; 1996 costs - FWS 10, other parties 30; 1997 costs - FWS 6, other parties 30; 1998 costs - FWS 10, other parties 30; 1999 costs - FWS 6, other parties 30
Gulf Sturgeon F 4 Panama City Ecological Services Field Office (850) 769-0552 Atlantic sturgeon (Gulf subspecies) Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi 3 5.1 Assess overall success of the recovery program and recommend action Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Region 4 - Ecological Services Other Internal Technical Assistance All years' costs are FWS. 2014 - NMFS/FWS joint meeting to assess recovery plan and develop recommendations for new approach.