See the full details on the Great Red Snapper Count Report at https://www.harte.org/snappercount.
The introduction on the Great Red Snapper Count Report website is as follows, "Three years, 80 scientists, days of footage, and the results are in! The Great Red Snapper Count estimates that there are more than 110 million Red Snapper in the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This finding is the culmination of an unprecedented new population assessment led by the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Previous estimates by federal fisheries officials put the population at about 36 million red snapper — meaning this new absolute abundance estimate may potentially change the way the Gulf of Mexico fishery is managed by federal and state officials. The greater estimate is mostly attributed to a major new discovery of a 'cryptic biomass' of fish caught over the uncharacterized open bottom habitat in the Gulf." Learn more about the project and the results at https://www.harte.org/snappercount.