1766Steve malvestuto completed his ph. d. within the department of fisheries and allied aquacultures in 1978. he was hired as an assistant professor in the department in 1979 and he retired from the department as an associate professor in 1989 to enter private business. steve's major area of research specialization was fishery management and stock assessment in farm ponds and reservoirs. he made major contributions in creel survey design, fish population sampling design, fish population sampling methods and economic valuation of recreational fisheries.