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Thu, Jul 13



Local Marine Dangers - From a Surf Angler's Viewpoint

Recognize and avoid the dangers of surf anglers at the Jersey Shore!

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Local Marine Dangers - From a Surf Angler's Viewpoint
Local Marine Dangers - From a Surf Angler's Viewpoint

Time & Location

Jul 13, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Brielle, 610 South St, Brielle, NJ 08730, USA


About the Event

About the Discussion:

There are many misunderstood dangers in our regional marine environment. The public's improved recognition and understanding of such dangers enhances beach safety. For the surf angler, though, it can enhance wading safety, advance fish-landing and -handling practices that benefit both the angler and the fish, and even boost catch frequency. This talk focuses on how to recognize, avoid, and even take advantage the 3 biggest percieved surf dangers on the Jersey Shore.

About Dr. Adam A. Aguiar, Ph. D.

Adam obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2006. Directly afterwards he began working toward my Ph.D. dissertation research on Prostate Cancer Progression and Metastasis at University of Delaware. In late 2011,  I received my Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Genetics.

Throughout his graduate and post graduate years he published multiple peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals. These range from mostly prostate cancer-related to dinosaur limb  locomotion studies. Although he is very fond of various fields of research including virology, microbiology, cellular biology, and ecology, he sought to find more of a teaching-centered career. Stockton University provided him with such. As an Associate Professor  of Biology there, he teaches courses such as Genetics, Cells and Molecules, Biodiversity and Evolution, Cell Biology, and my own self-constructed general studies course Ecology and Saltwater Fishing.

The only thing Adam loves more than teaching is striped bass fishing!!  It has directed his life’s path in many ways. Adam  won fishing tournaments, published many articles in fishing magazines, been on radio interviews, and  on multiple television interviews about catching striped bass. Close proximity to the shore, and the general studies courses provided at  Stockton, were the perfect recipe to merge my 2 favorite passions; teaching and fishing. Through this unique situation he was able to create my fishing course and a variety of fishing-related outreach programs. One of my most successful outreach programs is New Angles for Success which will be described in my talk. He recently started a striped bass tagging collaboration with the American Littoral Society and his research students are scale and tissue sampling  stripers in south jersey to get insight into their stock origins.

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