Dr. Sarah and Jimmy Burnsed, Fishing Perspectives From An Angler And A Scientist.
Sanibel Island Fishing Club Meeting
WHEN: Tuesday, March 8, 2016
WHERE: Sanibel Island Community Center
TIME: 6:30pm Pizza – 7:00pm Meeting
SPEAKERS: Dr. Sarah and Jimmy Burnsed
“The Guide and the Geek: Fishing Perspectives From An Angler And A Scientist.”
The Sanibel Island Fishing Club announced the programming for the March 8 meeting.
The presentation will be done by the husband and wife team of Captain Jimmy Burnsed and his marine biologist wife, Sarah Walters Burnsed.
Sarah will focus on her research into our favorite offshore target species – grouper and snapper, while Captain Burnsed will focus on how to target and catch grouper, snapper, snook and redfish.
Sarah has been working for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (based in
St. Petersburg) since 2001. Her research focuses on marine fish reproduction and spawning using
acoustic telemetry to track movement patterns of key Florida species.
Some of Sarah’s work at FWC has also focused on the spotted sea trout. “We are collaborating with our FWRI genetics group on a 3 year project in which DNA samples taken from a large residential spawning aggregation are matched against those taken from juveniles captured throughout Tampa Bay. Our goal is to determine the magnitude and distribution of this one large aggregation to the rest of the Tampa Bay population.
Our research has focused on three major aspects of spotted seatrout reproduction:
(1) Where they spawn: to identify essential spawning habitats and required conditions
(2) When they spawn (daily and seasonal): to determine spawning frequency
(3) How much they spawn (fecundity): to calculate output and estimate sustainability”
Jimmy, a Sanibel native, has been fishing the waters of Sanibel/Captiva as a guide since joining the family fishing business, Santiva Saltwater Fishing Team, in 1996.
He specializes in inshore and nearshore fishing and runs charters out of Tween Waters Marina on Captiva.”
For more information, please see Sanibel Island Fishing Club.