Student Nichols and England Place 3rd in Game Cook-Off

  Fisheries students Allen Nichols(bottom right) and Shelley England (bottom left) were awarded third place in the 2007 Alabama Wildlife Federation’s wild game cook-off state finals. Their team, “Fish Tales”, prepared inshore slam fish pizza. The pizza’s ingredients included speckled trout, redfish and flounder. Teams must win a county competition to be invited to the state finals. Their team won the Talladega County event earlier in the year with bream egg rolls. To learn more about the winners and the events visit: Wild Game Cookoffs.

Student Accomplishments-Wild Game Cook-Off

    Fisheries students Allen Nichols and Shelley England were awarded third place in the 2007 Alabama Wildlife Federation’s State Finals wild game cook-off. Their team, "Fish Tales," prepared a fish pizza containing speckled trout, redfish and flounder. The team qualified for the state cook-off by winning the Talladega County competition earlier in the year with a recipe for bream eggrolls.

Sabrina Beyer Wins Student Award

Sabrina Beyer, a master’s student in Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures, claimed the award for Best Student Paper at the 24th annual Alabama Fisheries Association meeting in late February in Orange Beach. The paper recapped her findings in a study to investigate the validity of current techniques used to determine the age of red snapper and to test a new age-determination method. Steve Szedlmayer, Beyer’s major professor at theMarine Fish Laboratory Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center, says that Beyer took a risk with this project, because she had to recapture marked red snapper that had been at liberty for at least one year. No recaptures would have meant no thesis. The professor praises Beyer’s undaunting spirit and the extremely significant results her study produced.

Dave Glover is awarded the AFA Scholarship

  The Alabama Fisheries Association’s scholarship is a $500 award that is presented to a deserving graduate student who is currently enrolled in an Alabama university and has an approved research proposal related to fisheries science. The scholarship award can be used in any way to support the recipient’s graduate education and is awarded based on a competitive evaluation of all applicants. The criteria for the award include evaluation of the students proposal, transcripts, and letters of support.

Adam Peer Wins the Steven Berkeley Marine Conservation Fellowship

This annual fellowship was created to honor the memory of Steven Berkeley, who passed away from cancer in June 2007. Throughout his career Berkeley was a passionate advocate of conserving fish populations and improving fisheries management by integrating basic research results and scrutinizing fundamental assumptions about fish stocks. On the East Coast, he examined stock composition and bycatch issues in large pelagic fishes, and developed management plans as a staff member of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council. To Read More…
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