Tackle Shop and Marina Store recently awarded a scholarship to University
of Southern Mississippi graduate student Jason Lemus.
Lemus is working
toward his doctorate in coastal sciences at the Southern Miss Gulf
Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs. Danny Pitalo and Laurie
Osley of Gorenflo's presented the $500 check in recognition of Lemus'
research on the biology and aquaculture of marine fish.
got a good relationship with them, they're an integral part of the
community here," Lemus said of Gorenflo's.
the funding will help provide the live feed necessary for red snapper
larvae, along with other expenses related to his academic program.
The aquaculture of the red snapper is the focus of Lemus' doctoral
in the presentation were Dr. Bruce Comyns, professor of coastal
sciences and a member of Lemus' graduate committee; Jim Franks,
fisheries biologist with the Southern Miss Center for Fisheries
Research and Development; and Errol White, weighmaster with Franks
for Gorenflo's annual saltwater fishing tournaments.
reflects Danny and Laurie's recognition of the importance of working
toward sustainable sport fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico,"
Franks said. "Jason's research is one facet of fisheries research
and development underway at the GCRL. We appreciate their (Gorenflo's)
to his research on red snapper, Lemus has also worked closely with
Franks' projects on experimental aquaculture of tripletail and satellite
tagging of cobia. His major professor is Dr. Jeffrey Lotz, chair
of the Department of Coastal Sciences at the GCRL. The GCRL and
the department are part of the Southern Miss College of Science
Lemus and wife
Stephanie reside in Ocean Springs. He is the son of Thomas and Sally
Lemus of Tampa, Fla.