Podcast: Taking stock of fisheries enhancement

When a fishery declines, can you release fish to aid its recovery – without unintended consequences? Mote Senior Scientist Dr. Ken Leber investigates how to raise and release fishes in ecologically sound ways, a process known as responsible stock enhancement and codified by Leber and colleagues. Learn how stock enhancement took hold in the U.S., why it became a research focus at Mote, how Leber has advanced responsible practices around the globe, and what Florida sportfish was the favorite of William R. Mote, the benefactor and namesake of Mote Marine Laboratory.

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Nov. 16: Free Red Tide Forum in Boca Grande

Learn about Florida red tide blooms — including the challenging bloom of 2017-2018 — during a Nov. 16 Boca Grande Red Tide Forum featuring scientists, university professors and wildlife rehabilitators.

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Sarasota County and Mote agree on terms for new Aquarium land

Today, Oct. 24, the Sarasota County Commission unanimously approved a significant step forward in establishing a new Mote Science Education Aquarium (Mote SEA) on approximately 12 acres in the Nathan Benderson Park, within a rapidly growing nexus for Sarasota and Manatee counties and the broader Southwest Florida region. Commissioners approved a term sheet developed by Mote and Sarasota County staff, which provides a path to formalize a full lease and conveyance agreement no later than the Jan. 30, 2019, Sarasota County Commission meeting.

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Mote launches Red Tide Institute for mitigation and control, thanks to founding donor

Mote Marine Laboratory leaders are thrilled to announce a major new step toward realizing a vision for addressing Florida red tide: a generous philanthropic investment of $1 million from The Andrew and Judith Economos Charitable Foundation to establish and support the first year of operations for the Red Tide Institute at Mote Marine Laboratory.

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