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Snook Symposium 2021

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June 30, 2021, the FWC hosted a day-long public discussion about snook research and management in Florida, including a stock assessment update, discussions about the importance of habitat, information about efforts to improve water quality, and updates on conservation and restoration efforts. This event was in Orlando. 

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Watch the Snook Symposium on the Florida Channel website

Links to the presentations are in the agenda below.


Opening Remarks

8:30 a.m. Welcome and opening remarks Jessica McCawley & Stuart Cumberbatch           

8:35 a.m. Housekeeping Stuart Cumberbatch

8:45 a.m. How anglers contribute to fisheries research and management Alexis Trotter & Melissa Crouch

9:00 a.m. Introduction to iClicker Kristin Foss        

What is the Status of Common Snook?

9:05 a.m. Snook abundance trends Tim MacDonald 

9:30 a.m. Updates on snook biology Alexis Trotter    

9:55 a.m. Gulf and Atlantic range expansion Caleb Purtlebaugh & Phil Stevens                             

10:20 a.m. Break

10:35 a.m. 2020 common snook stock assessment Luiz Barbieri

10:55 a.m. Snook management in Florida Jessica McCawley

11:15 a.m. Panel discussion and audience questions Stuart Cumberbatch                                                

Noon Lunch

FWC Involvement in Snook Habitat Conservation and water quality

2:00 p.m. Open afternoon session Stuart Cumberbatch

2:05 p.m. National Estuary Program: Addressing water quality Ed Sherwood

2:30 p.m. Identification of snook habitat Phil Stevens

2:55 p.m. Break

3:10 p.m. Conservation and restoration activities: West coast Corey Anderson

3:35 p.m. Conservation and restoration activities: East coast Jeff Beal

4:00 p.m. Panel discussion and audience questions Stuart Cumberbatch

4:45 p.m. Audience feedback: iClicker session Kristin Foss

5:15 p.m. Closing remarks Jessica McCawley

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