1999 Meeting Home Page

Texas Chapter AFS Annual Meeting
 Corpus Christi, Texas, January 23-26, 1999

By Paul Hammerschmidt

The 1999 Texas Chapter AFS meeting will beheld in Corpus Christ, Texas, January 23-26, 1999. Meeting and trade show activities will occur at the Omni Bayfront Hotel, 900 N. Shoreline Blvd. (Phone 512-887-1600). The Sunday
evening social will be at the hotel while the Monday evening banquet and auction will be held at the Texas State Aquarium. This includes a free tour of the aquarium. Corpus Christi has a myriad of amenities for your social and sightseeing pleasure such as the USS Lexington, Water Street Market, full scale replicas of the ships of Christopher Columbus, Greyhound Racing, and great seafood. Make
plans to be there!


Registration for this year’s meeting will be $25 regular member pre-registration ($30 at the door), Student/Spouse registration $15 ($20 at the door). Hotel accommodations will be $70 single/double, $85 triple and $95 quad. So plan to double up where you can. I’ll have more meeting and registration details in the next newsletter.

Final Agenda




Saturday, 23 January
No Formal Chapter Activities Planned
Tour area on your own
(Brochures Available)

Sunday, 24 January
Registration 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Omni Hotel Lobby;
Registration Desk

Tradeshow Setup 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nueces Ballroom Foyer

Tour area on your own (Brochures
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Continuing Education:
Human Dimensions in Fisheries Management
Laguna Madre
Continuing Education:
How to Make an Effective Presentation
Continuing Education:
Genetics in Fisheries Science
Nueces B
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Continuing Education:
Human Dimensions in Fisheries Management
Laguna Madre
Continuing Education:
How to Make an Effective Presentation
Continuing Education:
Genetics in Fisheries Science
Nueces B
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Careers in Fisheries Booths High Tide
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Social / Mixer High Tide

Monday, 25 January
Registration 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Omni Hotel Lobby; Registration Desk

Tradeshow 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Nueces Ballroom
6:30 am – 7:30 am
Past President’s Breakfast Aransas
8:00 am – 8:15 am
Introductory Remarks Welcome to Members by CC Mayor
Nueces A
8:15 am – 10:20 am
Meetings: Invited Panel Discussion: WATER-USE ISSUES in TEXAS: A 21st Century Challenge for
Fisheries Managers
Nueces A
10:20 am – 10:45 am
Coffee Break Nueces Ballroom Foyer
10:45 am – 12:00 noon
Meetings: Technical Presentations Nueces A
10:45 Lake Balmorhea Renovation Project (Bobby Farquhar & Gary Garrett)
11:00 The Influence of Flow on Gonadal Maturation and Egg Release in Prairie Stream Fishes (Timothy H. Bonner & Gene R. Wilde)
11:15 The Effects of Temporal Variation in Abiotic Factors on Stream Fish Assemblages within Isolated Pools of Ephemeral Streams
(Kenneth G. Ostrand & Gene R. Wilde)
11:30 Biotic and Abiotic Factors Influencing Fish Assemblage Structure in a Naturally Saline River System (Nikkoal J. Dictson & Frances P. Gelwick)
11:45 Fishes of the Sulphur River
(Michael N. Morgan & Frances P. Gelwick)
12:00 noon – 1:15 pm
LUNCH: on your own
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Meetings: Technical Presentations Nueces A
1:30 An Overview of the Proposed Designation of the 7½ Fathom Reef as a Coastal Preserve (Paul Choucair)
1:45 License Limitation for the Texas Blue Crab Fishery (Tom Wagner)
2:00 Evaluation of Three Bycatch Reduction Devices in Aransas Bay During the 1997 Spring (15 May-15 July) and Fall (15
August-15 December) Commercial Bay-Shrimp Seasons (Billy E. Fuls & Lawrence W. McEachron)
2:15 The 1996 Red Tide Event in Texas Coastal Waters (Dennis Pridgen)
2:30 Monitoring of Fisheries Resources of the Gulf of Mexico Surf Zone along the Texas Coast, 1987-95 (Perry F. Trial & David
R. Blankinship)
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
3:15 Potential for Aquaculture in Effluents from Cattle Feedlots (Nick C. Parker, Clifford B. Fedler, & T.J. Cox)
3:30 Aquaculture and Confined Animal Operations: An Integrated Approach to Recycle Resources (Nick C. Parker
& Clifford B. Fedler)
3:45 Performance of Wild Stock and Imperial Stock Channel Catfish Fingerlings in Hatchery Ponds (Amy Schieberle, Todd
Engeling, & Jake Isaac)
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Meetings: Business Meeting Nueces A
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Banquet/Social/Raffle/Auction Texas State Aquarium

Tuesday, 26 January
Tradeshow 8:00 am – 10:00 am Nueces Ballroom Foyer
8:15 am – 10:00 am
Meetings: Technical Presentations Nueces A
8:15 Movement of Triploid Grass Carp Among Small Hydropower Impoundments of the Guadalupe River, Texas (John A. Prentice, Wilfred J. Dean, Jr., Michael S. Reed, & Earl W. Chilton, II)
8:30 The Lake Jacksonville Integrated Approach to Managing Aquatic Plants (Richard A. Ott, Jr. & Michael Smart)
8:45 Evaluation of Methods for Establishing Native Aquatic Vegetation in Seven Texas Reservoirs (Mark Webb, Michael Smart, Vic Dicenzo, Spencer Dumont, Clell Guest, Richard Ott, Jr., Steve Poarch, &
Mike Reed)
9:00 Select Life History Information for Yellow Perch in Greenbelt Reservoir, Texas (Joseph E. Kraii, Charles Munger, &
Eric Altena)
9:15 Survival and Vulnerability to Angling of Channel Catfish and Blue Catfish Produced for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Community Fishing Lake Program (Gary P. Garrett & Robert K. Betsill)
9:30 Mortality in Texas Black Bass Fishing Tournaments (Gene R. Wilde, Kenneth G. Ostrand, Dan W. Strickland, & Maurice I. Muoneke)
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Closing Remarks Nueces A

Monday – Tuesday, 25 & 26 January
Poster Presentations Nueces Ballroom Foyer

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Comparison of Bait Type Usage by Marine Recreational Fishers in Texas Inshore Waters, 1987-97 (Artussee D. Morris, Bobby Miller, & Brenda Bowling)
squiggle.gif (79 bytes) 1997 Texas Red Tide Fish Kill Estimates (Rebecca Hensley)
squiggle.gif (79 bytes) Underwater Video Techniques for Assessing Relative Abundance of Reef Fish (Terry J. Cody & Paul Choucair)
squiggle.gif (79 bytes) Genetic Identification of Texas’ First Record Largemouth Bass (Lucy A. Dueck)

Continuing Education Class Schedule

  • Human Dimensions in Fisheries Management – Robin Reichers
  • Genetics in Fisheries – Rocky Ward
  • How to Give a Presentation – Karen Pace-Bently

These three classes will run concurrently from 2 pm – 4 pm, Sunday, January 24, 1999.
They will convene for one-hour each and then repeat allowing attendance in two of the three classes.

In addition there will be a “Student Outreach” from 4 pm – 5:30 pm, Sunday, January 24, 1999 and will cover topics:

1. Sources of job vacancies.

2. Filling our an application.

3. Developing a resume.

4. Responding to an invitation to be interviewed.

5. How to prepare for the interview:

a) timing

b) what to wear

c) what to say

d) performance during the interview

6. Follow-up.

Additionally, there may be representatives of potential employers available to visit with students.

For more information, contact Bruce Hysmith at
(903) 786-2389 or fisheries@texoma.com

Raffle/Auction Items