Steven Sammons

Fisheries Management Scientist

Steven Sammons is a classically-trained fisheries management scientist who now dabbles in conservation of large endemic fishes such as shoal bass, Alabama shad, and Gulf-strain striped bass. His work typically lies at the intersection of management and ecology, attempting to bridge the gap between sensible conservation and sustainable management. Sammons is trained in traditional population dynamics, including the use of age-structured models to predict benefits and costs of implementing various harvest restrictions on fish populations. He has taught these concepts at the university level, as well as conducted several workshops for state and federal fisheries biologists in the use of these techniques. When not working, you can find Sammons working in the yard, hiking with camera in hand, or fishing out of his 12-ft solo canoe for a variety of sportfish in rivers, streams, and lakes.