The Newsletter of the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Volume 29, Number 1, 2003 Page: 3
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quality and location of the annual meeting last
December, the overall cost was very reasonable. The
attendance totals were as follows: 128 professional, 42
student, and 9 exhibitors.
Awards Presented at
Bart Durham, Awards Committee Chair
The Awards Committee made award presentations at
the annual meeting banquet on 28 January 2003 in
Galveston, TX. I thought it appropriate to have the
award recipients recognized in this issue of the
newsletter. Following is the list of award recipients for
outstanding fisheries worker of the year and outstanding
Larry McEachron (TPWD Costal Division)-Special
Dennis Smith (TPWD)-Culture
Gene Wilde (Texas Tech University)-Education
Christine Burgess (Texas A&M University)-Student
Plaques were also presented for best presentations
given at the previous annual meeting held in Junction,
Texas. Award recipients were:
Michael Lowe, Gregory Stunz, and Thomas Minello-
Best Poster Presentation
J. P. Turner, and Jay Rooker-Best Student
Jay Rooker, Bert Geary, Richard Kraus, and David
Winners of the best presentation awards at the 2003
Annual Meeting in Galveston were:
Best Presentation-Gregory W. Stunz, Thomas J.
Minello, and Phillip S. Levin for the presentation titled
"Selection of estuarine nursery habitats by wild-caught
and hatchery-reared juvenile red drum."
Best Student Presentation-Monte J. Brown, Felix
Martinez Jr., Kevin L. Pope, and Gene R. Wilde for the
presentation titled "Public opinion and support of an
urban fishery program in Lubbock, Texas."
Best Poster Presentation- Suraida Nafiez-James and
Thomas J. Minello for the poster titled "The effect of
visible implant elastomer tags on growth and survival of
juvenile blue crabs Callinectes sapidus."
Note: Winners of the best presentation competition at
Galveston will be recognized at next year's Annual
Congratulations to all.
Annual Proceedings of the
TCAFS Will Soon be Available
Due to rising publication costs, bound copies of the
Annual Proceedings of the Texas Chapter American
Fisheries Society will be available by request only.
Contact Tim Bonner (512-245-3549,
TBonner(Eswt.edu) by May 1, 2003, to order a bound
copy of the 2003 Proceedings. The 2003 and future
Proceedings will be available in Adobe format on
TCAFS web page.
Thanks For the Support
The Publicity and Exhibits Committee would like
to thank the TCAFS membership and the
individuals and businesses for their donations
and financial support. Once again we had a
successful auction/raffle to raise scholarship
money for college students enrolled in fisheries
related curriculum. Now is the time to start
thinking about next year,s auction/raffle and to
start making contacts and securing prizes. You
can never start too early! Thanks for making last
meeting a success!
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