Reef Fish

2014 marked the seventh year of the Multi Agency Reef Visual Census in South Florida.

In 2007, researchers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Fisheries Science Center (NOAA), in collaboration with researchers from the University of Miami-Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), agreed to join efforts to perform annual monitoring of reef fish communities in the FL Keys coral reef ecosystem, with cooperative sampling to begin in 2008. In January 2008, the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program South FL and Caribbean Network (NPS I&M) added cooperative support.