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Distribution of deep-water commercial fisheries species-golden crab, tilefish, royal red shrimp-in deep-water habitats off Eastern Florida from submersible and ROV dives

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
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  • South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (U.S.)
  • Fisheries--Florida
  • Tilefish
  • Crabs
  • Shrimps
  • Fishes--Geographical Distribution


The purpose of this study is to document the occurrence and distribution of golden crab, blueline tilefish, golden tilefish, and royal red shrimp in deep-water habitats (200 m to 900 m) off eastern and southern Florida, within the jurisdiction of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC). The scope of this study extends from the latitude of the north Florida border to the Dry Tortugas and out to the boundary of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone which is ~900 m deep within the Straits of Florida.

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