Center for Fisheries Enhancement
Dr. Kenneth M. Leber, Center Director
The mission of the Center for Fisheries Enhancement is to substantially increase knowledge of how to preserve and enhance coastal fish and invertebrate populations. We aspire to become a center that is widely recognized as a world leader in the fields of fisheries ecology, marine fisheries enhancement and fisheries management strategies through achievements in innovative and high-quality research and training and by promoting sustainable fishing practices.
CENTER FISHERIES EVENTS
The William R. Mote Memorial Invitational Snook Shindig '10 - Research Tournament and Kid's Clinic
RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS AND CONSORTIA
- Florida Saltwater Hatchery and Habitat Initiative A unique partnership in marine fisheries enhancement established by Florida's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to develop, test and integrate marine stock enhancement and habitat restoration with marine fisheries management in Florida.
- Science Consortium for Ocean Replenishment A national research consortium formed to develop, evaluate and demonstrate responsible marine stock enhancement technologies to help boost recovery of depleted fisheries.
- Mote's Center for Aquaculture Research and Development Our stock enhancement research requires production of juvenile fish and invertebrates for pilot release-recapture experiments. The production and development of new aquaculture technologies needed are accomplished by CARD.
PUBLICATIONS, CONFERENCES AND OUTREACH
- Research Publications
- William R. and Lenore Mote International Symposium in Fisheries Ecology Held biennially at Mote Marine Laboratory, the symposium is supported by an endowment established by William R. Mote at Florida State University.
- Stock Enhancement Symposiums
- The Snook Foundation A public foundation established by William R. Mote in support of snook research, conservation, enhancement and education.
- Mote snook research also includes outreach to the wider community — including special fishing clinics for kids at Mote's Aquaculture Research Park in eastern Sarasota County. Click to watch a video of a special Kids Fishing Clinic at Mote Aquaculture Research Park.
- Center for Fisheries Enhancement Approach and Philosophy
- William R. and Lenore Mote Eminent Scholar Chair in Fisheries Ecology and Enhancement An endowment established at Florida State University by a generous gift from William R. Mote. FSU and Mote Marine Laboratory co-manage the endowment though an exceptional partnership established to promote collaborative interactions and scientific exchange in fisheries ecology at both institutions. The Endowment supports eminent scholars in fisheries ecology to spend up to a year at either FSU or Mote Marine Laboratory, and a semi-annual symposium, and a summer intern scholarship.
- Charles M. Breder, Jr., Chair An endowment at Mote Marine Lab by several generous donors to support the study of the biology, behavior and conservation of fishes.
Graduate Student Policy
We have active and growing opportunities for graduate students in our research programs. It is our policy to accept graduate students only after research funds have been obtained. We will advertise graduate and post-doctoral opportunities on our job board, the AFS Job Board, the Texas A&M Job Board, etc.
Mote Marine Laboratory has been a leader in marine research since it was founded in 1955. Today, we incorporate public outreach as a key part of our mission. Mote is an independent nonprofit organization and has seven centers for marine research, the public Mote Aquarium and an Education Division specializing in public programs for all ages.