This page features recorded sessions from the 2017 American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting (August 20-24, 2019 in Tampa). Select recordings are those sessions presented by Sea Grant affiliated faculty, staff and students as well as presentations relating to the Florida Artificial Reef Program.

The “Marine Artificial Reef Research and Development: Integrating Fisheries Management Objectives,” symposia were sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation, the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission, the Atlantic States Fisheries Commission and Florida Sea Grant.

Use the links below to navigate to the desired session.
Selected presentations from “Outreach, Extension and Stakeholder Engagement in Fisheries I” (Monday, August 21, 2017)
Marine Artificial Reef Research and Development: Integrating Fisheries Management Objectives I (Tuesday, August 22, 2017)
Marine Artificial Reef Research and Development: Integrating Fisheries Management Objectives II (Wednesday, August 22, 2017)

These sessions were also streamed live on the Florida Sea Grant and Florida Artificial Reefs Facebook pages.

If you have any questions, contact Scott Jackson, Florida Sea Grant agent, UF/IFAS Extension, Bay County, at lsj@ufl.edu

Selected presentations from “Outreach, Extension and Stakeholder Engagement in Fisheries I” (Monday, August 21, 2017)

Regional Florida Artificial Reef Projects: Planning for People and Pisces (Holly Abeels, Florida Sea Grant)

Win-Win: Reducing User Conflict Between Recreational and Commercial Fisheries in Lake Michigan (Titus Seilheimer, Wisconsin Sea Grant)

Louisiana Fisheries Forward: Commercial Fisheries Engagement to Advance the Industry (Julie Lively, Louisiana Sea Grant) AND Development and Implementation of a Quota Valuation Calculator for IFQ Fisheries (Andrew Ropicki, Texas Sea Grant)

Patterns and Determinants of Barotrauma Mitigation Tool Use in the Southeastern U.S.: The Power of Subjective Norms (Chelsey Campbell, University of Florida)

Fisheries Forums: Exploring Potentials and Limitations of Place-Based Approaches to the Management of Florida’s Coastal Fisheries (Kai Lorenzen, Florida Sea Grant)

Angler Spatial Ranges: Implications for Stakeholder Engagement and Place-Based Marine Recreational Fisheries Management (Ed Camp, University of Florida)

Marine Artificial Reef Research and Development: Integrating Fisheries Management Objectives I (Tuesday, August 22, 2017)

Presentations from 9:40 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

Approximate presentation times are as follows:
0:00-0:05  Welcome and Remarks, Keith Mille, FWC, Florida Artificial Reef Coordinator
0:10-0:30 Sustainable Fisheries on Artificial and Natural Reefs Depend on the Conservation of Critical Habitats in the Surrounding Ecosystem, John Caddy, Former Chief, Marine Fisheries Service, FAO (retired)
0:30-1:00: Keynote Discussion,Steve Schroeter, UCS Santa Barbara, Marine Science Institute

Presentation from 10:40-11:00: Habitat is Habitat- How Temperate Marine Fishes Move Around Artificial Reefs, Christopher Lowe, California State University – Long Beach

11:20 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. “The Rio Grande Valley Reef: Incorporation of Low-Profile Nursery Areas into Artificial Reef Design,” Richard J. Kline, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Presentations from 1:00 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.

Approximate presentation times are as follows:

0:00-0:20: Designing Artificial Reefs to Manage Fisheries, Stephen Bortone, Osprey Aquatic Sciences, LLC
0:20-0:40: A Comparison of Fish Community Structure at Mesophotic Artificial Reefs and Natural Banks in the Western Gulf of Mexico,  Jennifer Wetz, Texas A&M University

Presentation from 1:40-2:00: Regional Differences in Reef Fish Assemblages Structure Between Artificial Reef and Natural Reefs in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, Sean F. Keenan, FWC

Presentation from 2:00-2:20: “Rigs to Reefs” in the Western Gulf of Mexico: Sampling Considerations, Fisheries Impacts and Design Recommendations, Matthew J. Ajemian, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute – FAU

Presentation from 2:00-2:40: The Spatial Context of the Attraction/Production Debate, Red Snapper Distribution on Artificial Reefs, Oil Rigs and Natural Habitat, Mandy Karnauskas, NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Presentation from 2:40-3:00 Attraction vs Production in a Grand Artificial Reef Experiment: Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico, John F. Walter III, NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Presentations from 3:40 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

3:40-4:00 Determining Long-Term Biological Performance of a Large Artificial Reef in Southern California: The Wheeler North Artificial Reef as a Test Case, Steve Shroeter, UCS Santa Barbara, Marine Science Institute

4:00-4:20 Production and Resource Use on Paired Artificial-Natural Reefs, Christopher Stallings, University of South Florida

4:20-4:40: Using an Integrated, Qualitative Model to Assess Potential Socioecological Effects of Artificial Reef Implementation, Ed Camp, University of Florida

4:40-5:00: Discussion and Concluding Remarks – Tom Frazer,University of Florida, and Audience

Marine Artificial Reef Research and Development: Integrating Fisheries Management Objectives II (Wednesday, August 23, 2017)


9:40-10:00: Subtidal Reef Restoration on Palos Verdes Shelf, Los Angeles County, California, David WhittingNOAA Restoration Center

10:00-10:20: Enhancement of Georgia’s Inshore Artificial Reefs Using the Easter Oyster, Crassotrea virginica, to Create Essential Fish Habitat, January Murray, Coastal Resources Division, Marine Fisheries Section

10:20-10:40: Age and Growth of Gray Triggerfish in the Alabama Artificial Reef Zone, Amanda Jefferson, University of South Alabama

10:40-11:00: A High-Definition Snapshot of Balistes capriscus Populations on Four Artificial Reefs in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico, Adam Lee, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

11:00-11:20: Gray Triggerfish Movement Patterns, Residency and Mortality on Artificial Reefs in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Megan McKinzie, Auburn University

1:00-1:20: Conducting a Pilot Trap Study to Inform the Development and Fishery Management of New Jersey’s Artificial Reefs, Douglas Zemeckis, Rutgers University

1:20-1:40: Priority Effects in Commercial Fish Traps Used to Survey New Jersey’s Artificial Reefs, Mattea Berglund, Brown University

PM Presentations 1:00-2:40– Please refer to the schedule below to navigate to specific talks. Individual videos will be posted at a later time. Some of the videos above may prelude the videos below. 


1:40-2:00: Inshore and Offshore Artificial Reef Comparison of Population Dynamics of the Heavily-Fished Lutjanus campechanus, Poey, 1860, in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Catheline Y.M. Froehilch, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
2:00-2:20: Impacts of a New Artificial Reef on Red Snapper and the Associated Fish Community: Evidence of Enhanced Production, Matthew K. Streich, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
2:20-2:40: A Decade of Monitoring Fish Populations at the Texas Clipper Artificial Reef: How Long is Enough? David W. Hicks, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley