NOAA Fisheries will conduct voluntary outreach workshops to review required sea turtle release gear for federal commercial and for-hire permit holders for Snapper-Grouper, Reef Fish, and Highly Migratory Species (HMS).
The workshops will be held during August in Florida where there are permit holders for all three fisheries.
- Where to purchase or how to make the sea turtle release gear
- How to use the gear
- Possible fines associated with not having the required equipment on board
Who Must Attend
Attendance is voluntary but highly recommended for the snapper-grouper, reef fish, and HMS fisheries in the southern U.S. Atlantic, including the Gulf of Mexico.
Note: these workshops do not fulfill requirements under HMS regulations for Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification workshops for longline and gillnet fisheries with shark or swordfish directed or incidental limited access permits as described at http://go.usa.gov/XtFd.
August 2014 Schedule
|Day||Time (p.m.)||Location||City (Florida)|
|16-Sat||6:30 – 8:00||USCG Station, 1800 Overseas Hwy||Marathon|
|17-Sun||6:30 – 8:00||Garrison Bight Marina, Palm Ave & Eisenhower Dr||Key West|
|18-Mon||6:30 – 8:00||Postcard Inn, 84001 Overseas Hwy||Islamorada|
|19-Tues||6:30 – 8:00||Port Salerno Commercial Dock, 4643 SE Park Drive||Stuart|
|20-Wed||6:30 – 8:00||River Walk Center Sunrise Rm, 600 N Indian River Dr||Fort Pierce|
|21-Thur||6:30 – 8:00||Port Canaveral Admin Bldg, 455 Challenger Rd||Port Canaveral|
|22-Fri||6:30 – 8:00||Galimor Center, 399 Riberia St||St. Augustine|
|23-Sat||5:30 – 7:00||Safe Harbor Seafood, 4378 Ocean Dr||Mayport|
For More Information Contact Charlie Bergmann at
Charles.Bergmann@noaa.gov or 228-238-4109.