Matrix provided professional services to the Okaloosa County Tourist Development Department (TDD) in its consideration of deploying a network of Fish Aggregating Devices (FAD) in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 60 miles off the coast of Okaloosa County. The purpose of this network would be to attract and aggregate pelagic fish species (Marlin, Tuna, Swordfish, Sailfish and others). The TDD was in search of a socio-economic impact analysis, cost/benefit analysis of FAD deployment and conceptual projects/programming that would provide a basis to receive RESTORE Act funding. The Matrix Team conducted a thorough review of existing FAD literature and executed an economic and environmental impact study associated with FADs. In addition, Matrix conducted both formal and informal interviews with industry experts/ practitioners. Based on the study’s findings, Matrix made recommendations on the deployment of a FAD network.