Dr. Steve Sammons is a classically-trained fisheries management scientist who 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. He 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. In his spare time, he currently serves as Fisheries Editor for the Journal of the Southeastern Associated Fish and Wildlife Agencies.