Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

TWRA's Region 4 - East Tennessee

Reservoir Fisheries Management Program

Jim Negus - Reservoir Fisheries Biologist


Jim Negus

Jim earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Wofford College located in Spartanburg, SC. He then went to work in Senegal, West Africa as a fisheries extension agent with the Peace Corps where he was responsible for transferring tilapia aquaculture techniques to rural farming cooperatives.

He earned a Masters of Science degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 1993. His thesis involved a radio telemetry study of the movements and spawning strategy of crappie in Douglas Reservoir.

Jim has been employed by the TWRA since 1993 as a reservoir fisheries biologist. He is presently a Wildlife Manager II and responsible for the collection and analysis of data from fish populations in several East Tennessee reservoirs including Norris, Cherokee, Fort Loudoun, Tellico, Calderwood, Chilhowee, and Melton Hill.