Alabama Red Snapper Conference
Thursday, March 22, 2018
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mobile-Downtown/Historic District Holiday Inn
301 Government St.
Mobile, AL 36602
Registration fees are not required to attend the conference, but pre-registration is encouraged due to limited seating.
Individuals who cannot attend the conference may view presentations via webinar at https://alabamadcnr.adobeconnect.com/redsnapperconference/
Questions from the audience and webinar attendees will be addressed as time allows.
The presentations will be recorded and a link to them will be posted here after the conference.
9:00 Welcome and Announcements - M. Scott Bannon, AL DCNR, Marine Resources Division
9:05 Opening Remarks – Christopher M. Blankenship, AL DCNR
9:15 Overview of Alabama’s Artificial Reef Program – Craig Newton, AL DCNR, Marine Resources Division
10:00 Red Snapper Ecology of Artificial Reefs – Steve Szedlmayer, Auburn University
10:45 BREAK – 15 min
11:00 Telemetry Results of Red Snapper on Artificial Reefs – Steve Szedlmayer, Auburn University
11:45 LUNCH (on your own) – 1 hr 15 min
1:00 Trends in Reef Fish Abundance from a Multi-Gear, Fishery Independent Survey of
Coastal Alabama Waters – Marcus Drymon, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium
1:45 High Reward Tagging to Estimate Red Snapper Exploitation in the Northern Gulf of Mexico off Alabama,
2016-2017 – Matt Catalano, Auburn University
2:30 BREAK – 15 min
2:45 Depth and Habitat Specific Trends in Abundance, Survivorship, and Fishing Pressure for
Red Snapper – Sean Powers, University of South Alabama
3:30 Estimates of Recreational Red Snapper Fishing Effort and Harvest from a Mandatory Reporting Program
– Kevin Anson, AL DCNR, Marine Resources Division
4:15 Habitat-Based Biomass Estimation of Red Snapper – Sean Powers, University of South Alabama