Marine Resources Monitoring, Assessment, & Prediction - MARMAP

Wreckfish on reef

The Marine Resources Monitoring, Assessment, and Prediction (MARMAP) Program is a cooperative fisheries project of the Marine Resources Research Institute (MRRI) of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR). The program conducts reef fish assessment from North Carolina to northern Florida. Although recent efforts of the South Carolina MARMAP program have concentrated on fishery-independent assessments of reef fish abundance and life history, the program began over 30 years ago as an ichthyoplankton and groundfish survey of shelf and upper slope waters from Cape Fear to Cape Canaveral.