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Red Tide Recovery Continues with Snook Stocking

Red tide recovery efforts are continuing with our snook releases with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Mote Marine Laboratory.

The initiative includes raising and releasing 5,000 hatchery-reared juvenile snook along Florida’s southwest coast. CCA Florida staff and members joined Mote scientists in April to begin the process to measure and tag the juvenile snook with Passive Integrated Transponders (PIT) and releases began in May, and continue into June and July. The total program cost of over $220,000 will be supported by the renewed Adopt-A-Snook program, allowing anglers and businesses the opportunity to join in the rebuilding efforts.

Conor Goulding/Mote Marine Laboratory
Conor Goulding/Mote Marine Laboratory
Conor Goulding/Mote Marine Laboratory

Donors will receive an adoption certificate including the tag number and release location for their adopted juvenile snook. Donors will also receive updates on their fish based on the data collected from the PIT tags on each fish once all locations are confirmed and fish are released.

The broodstock Snook at Mote’s Aquaculture Park were spawned in October 2018.

Conor Goulding/Mote Marine Laboratory

One hundred percent of the donations will go towards the rearing, tagging, releasing, monitoring, growth and studying the snook. Get more information and adopt your own snook online today in our store.

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