Now for Sale - Dr. Bob Shipp's new book

Guide To Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico

A fish is a fish is a … fabulous book of scientific facts about fishes of the Gulf of Mexico. Seasoned with a pinch of wit and a taste of everything from the mundane to the extraordinary, Dr. Bob Shipp’s Guide to Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico is written to satisfy the amateur enthusiast and the sophisticated savant alike

Purchase Dr. Shipp's Identification Cards

Visit our online store

These handy identification cards are a wonderful aid for any angler or fish enthusiast.  Made of heavy paper and laminated they will endure for many years in your tackle box or back pack.





Dr.Bob 003

About Dr. Bob Shipp

Dr. Bob Shipp is Professor Emeritus and past Chair of the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of South Alabama. In addition, he served on the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council for 18 years, and was elected the Council Chair three times. He has authored more than 40 peer reviewed papers on marine fishes, and is a contributor to Saltwater magazine. His “Guide” is now in its sixth printing, and second edition. He has served on numerous boards and panels, currently on the Conservation Advisory Board of Alabama and the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI). He has testified before Congress on fishery issues four times, and is widely recognized as one of the leading scientists on red snapper biology.