Redfish Summit 2021
The Redfish Summit was hosted in August 2021 and focused on redfish biology and management in Florida, including a presentation on an updated stock assessment, information about habitat and water quality, and interactive discussions about future management of the fishery.
Watch a recorded version at TheFloridaChannel.org.
Presentations are linked to in the agenda below.
7:30 a.m. Registration check-in begins
8:30 a.m. Welcome and opening remarks Jessica McCawley & Stuart Cumberbatch
8:35 a.m. Housekeeping Stuart Cumberbatch
What is the Status of Redfish in Florida?
8:45 a.m. How anglers contribute to fisheries research and management Gina Russo & Sarah Burnsed
9:05 a.m. Redfish biology & sustainability Sue Barbieri
9:30 a.m. 2020 Florida redfish stock assessment & fishery Dustin Addis
10:00 a.m. Break
10:20 a.m. Redfish management in Florida Jessica McCawley & Luiz Barbieri
Habitat Conservation & Restoration
11:30 a.m. Panel discussion & audience questions Stuart Cumberbatch
12:15 p.m. Pre-Summit survey results & preview of afternoon session Erika Burgess
12:30 p.m. Lunch
Participant Feedback on Redfish in Florida & Staff Engagement
2:00 p.m. Break-out session Multiple Staff
4:00 p.m. Dot exercise & staff engagement All Staff & Participants
5:00 p.m. Adjourn
Jessica McCawley, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries Management, FWC (850) 487-0554 Jessica.McCawley@MyFWC.com
Stuart Cumberbatch, Facilitator, FWC, (850) 617-6008, Stuart.Cumberbatch@MyFWC.com
Sarah Burnsed, Research Associate, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, Florida FWC, (727) 502-4818, Sarah.Burnsed@MyFWC.com
Melissa Crouch, Biological Administrator, Division of Marine Fisheries Management, Florida FWC, (850) 487-0554, Melissa.Crouch@MyFWC.com
Sue Barbieri, Research Scientist, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, Florida FWC, (727) 502-4930, Sue.Lowerre-Barbieri@MyFWC.com
Dustin Addis, Research Administrator, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, Florida FWC, (727) 502-4935, Dustin.Addis@MyFWC.com
Dave Tomasko, PhD, Executive Director, Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, (941) 955-8085, Dave@sarasotabay.org
Caroline Gorga, Habitat Research Administrator, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, Florida FWC, (727) 502-4794, Caroline.Gorga@MyFWC.com
Kent Smith, Biological Administrator, Habitat and Species Conservation Division, Florida FWC, (850) 617-9504, Kent.Smith@MyFWC.com
Erika Burgess, Section Leader, Division of Marine Fisheries Management, Florida FWC, (850) 487-0554, Erika.Burgess@MyFWC.com