Jerald Horst was a professor of fisheries at Louisiana State University for more than thirty years. He is a member of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. He is also the coauthor of Angler's Guide to Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico and The Louisiana Seafood Bible: Shrimp.
Duane Raver's extensive background as a fisheries biologist and artist includes working for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and serving as editor of Wildlife in North Carolina magazine. Raver#xED;s artwork has appeared in books and magazines, on posters, and throughout numerous publications. In 2002, he was presented with the North Carolina Governor#xED;s Conservation Achievement Award. He lives in Garner, North Carolina.