Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism is the sponsor of this episode of the Outdoor Adventure Series. Warm temps and fresh seafood make the Alabama Gulf Coast the perfect beach destination for your family vacation, couples getaway, outdoor adventure, meetings, conferences, and conventions.

Our guest today is Scott Bannon.

Scott is the Director of the Marine Resources Division, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.


  1. What is the role of the Marine Resources Division, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resource
  2. How the reef zone expansion is going for both inshore and offshore
  3. How will the expansion impact anglers?
  4. What other projects have we been working on to provide access to anglers? 
    Ft Morgan Fishing Pier, boat ramps, etc.

Aha Moment

I experience “aha” moments almost daily.  I like to be out and about to meet with the public. So often, I  hear their fishing stories or see their smiles.  When I speak to commercial anglers and dealers I get to hear how business is going and I often learn how we may be able to do something that helps them.


We just finished another successful oyster season which put over $3 million in the hands of local fishermen and we have additional work that is going into expanding that.  we have completed an expansion of the AL Artificial Reef Zone and have been deploying reefs paid for by the state and other organizations such as Alabama Wildlife Federation, Alabama Power, and Cooper Towing.  This has a major impact on developing fishing habitats and providing access to anglers.


Next Steps

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