Fish & Water
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System aquatic resources team is dedicated to providing science-based information to support aquatic resource education and sustainable management for Alabama’s aquatic natural resources and aquaculture production systems.
Specialists on the team provide education in protection and management of water resources (both in quality and quantity) and all the biodiversity and industry this water supports. The team also provides resources to support marine and freshwater aquaculture, helping producers find new and more profitable approaches to raise and market fish, shellfish, and other aquatic products.
Incorporating aquaculture and aquatic sciences into youth education is an important component of Alabama Extension programing. With world class fisheries in Alabama, the team works closely with the state and federal agencies to provide Extension education in support of marine and freshwater fisheries. They also work with private landholders to help them meet their management goal for their pond fisheries. Most importantly, the team strives to provide information to Alabama residents to support the sustainable management of the state’s freshwater and coastal resources, conserving these resources for future generations.
Aquatic Resources Team
|Rusty Wright||Extension Specialist Associate Professor||Natural Resource Ecology and Management and Recreational Fish Pond Management|
|Eve Brantley||Director Water Resource Ctr Adm-Agriculture||Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Water Resources, and Watershed Management|
|David Cline||Associate Extension Professor||Inland Aquaculture Production, Ornamental Ponds, and Youth Education|
|Mona Dominguez||Research Associate IV and Director of Alabama Water Watch||Alabama Water Watch and Youth Education|
|Rusty Grice||Administrator III, Outreach Programs||Marine Shellfish Culture and Oyster Production|
|Phillip Hinesly||Area Specialist||Coastal Tourism|
|Terry Hanson||Professor and Extension Specialist||Aquatic Resource Economics and Inland Aquaculture Production|
|Anita Kelly||Extension Professor||Inland Aquaculture Production and Aquatic Animal Health|
|Melissa Partyka||Assistant Extension Professor||Coastal Resource Management|
|Luke Roy||Associate Extension Professor||Inland Aquaculture Production|
|Jody Thompson||Administrator III, Outreach Programs||Coastal Resource Management and Community Resilience|
|Phillip J. "P.J." Waters||Associate Extension Professor||Marine Shellfish Culture, Oyster Gardening, and Recreational Fish Pond Management|