Our clubs monthly member meeting is a go for this May 4th at 6:30 at the Italian-American Club located at 1471 Cypress Ave in Melbourne.  This months presentation will be by Dr. Aaron Adams. We hope you can make this presentation and look forward to everyone attending.   


Aaron is the Director of Science and Conservation for Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and a Senior Scientist at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute of Florida Atlantic University. He received a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College in Maryland, a Master’s degree from the College of William and Mary, and a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and also holds a Coast Guard Captain’s License. He has lived, worked, and fished on both coasts of the US, as well as throughout the Caribbean, where he has been conducting fish research for more than 25 years. His pursuit of effective fisheries and habitat conservation are rooted in his years growing up near Chesapeake Bay, where he witnessed the decline of the Bay’s habitats and fisheries.

His scientific focus has been on conducting applied research with conservation implications (from coral reef to recreational species), with a particular interest in fish habitat ecology. As Director of Science and Conservation, Aaron is responsible for formulating and implementing BTT’s science and conservation plan.

In addition to his duties at BTT, Aaron is also an avid angler, and spends considerable effort translating fish science into fishermen’s terms – including authoring three books and contributing to numerous other books. (BTT)


                                Fly Tying


The Melbourne Library is still not holding meetings in the rooms and so Jeff will continue to put his flies and instructions on the website. If the instructions and pictures for the flies get too long for the printed newsletter then you can always refer to the electric version or our website www.bffa-brevard.com

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