Carissa Gervasi wins American Fisheries Society contest

Written by Emma Odenweller

Carissa Gervasi’s essay describing the declining abundance of Jack Crevalle in South Florida and the concern in the local fishing community won the 2019 American Fisheries Society (AFS) Student Writing Contest.

Through the use of acoustic tagging, Gervasi is able to see movement patterns of the fish. With this data, key conservation and management decisions can be made regarding the Jack.

A graduate student in the Institute of Environment, Gervasi’s winning essay will be published in Fisheries Magazine following the AFS Annual Meeting.

Each year, the AFS competition recognizes students for excellence in communicating fisheries research to the general public. Submissions are ranked using a rubric and selected by the AFS External Affairs Committee.