Marine Fisheries regulations and management workshop in Destin Feb. 25

February 17, 2014

UFextensionTime: 6 – 8:30 p.m.

The University of Florida Extension Service is hosting a Marine Fisheries workshop at the Destin Community Center on Feb. 25, 2014. The workshop is geared for recreation anglers, charter boat captains and crew, coastal and marine resource managers and educators. The workshop is free and open to the public.

The Destin Community Center is located at 101 Stahlman Ave., Destin.
The subjects to be addressed are:
• Increase the understanding and communication with Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council
• Facilitate user group interaction with state and federal management agencies
• Reduce conflict between user groups and regulators

Objectives:
• Improve audience knowledge and understanding of current marine fisheries regulations to increase their ability to educate and communicate with anglers on these issues

Draft Agenda:
6 p.m. – Registration
6:15 p.m. – Welcome & Introductions by Brooke Saari & Chris Verlinde
•    Joy Hazel, FL Sea Grant Agent & Workshop Facilitator
•    Emily Muehlstein, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
•    Alan Peirce, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
•    Stephen Theberge, Riverside Technology-NOAA Affiliate
6:30 p.m. – Update on State Fishing Management & Regulations: Alan Peirce
7 p.m. – Federal Fisheries Management, Regulations, Outreach: Emily Muehlstein
7:30 p.m. – Recompression Gear Techniques & Demo: Stephen Theberge
7:50 p.m. – Final Questions, Wrap Up & Evaluation
8:30 p.m. – Adjourn
Contact: Chris Verlinde: chrismv@ufl.edu, Tel: 850-623-3868 or Brooke Saari: bsaari@ufl.edu 850-689-5850