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Sea Turtle Release Gear Workshops for Snapper-Grouper Permitted Vessels

13 August 2013

US - NOAA Fisheries will conduct outreach workshops to review required sea turtle release gear for federal South Atlantic commercial or for-hire Snapper-Grouper permit holders.

The workshops will cover gear requirements, where to purchase or how to make gear, how to use the gear, and possible fines associated with not having the required equipment on board the vessel. The workshops will be held during August in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.

Workshop dates and locations:


August 17th 6:00-8:00 pm
Canaveral Port Authority
445 Challenger Road
Port Canaveral, Florida

August 18th 6:00-8:00 pm
New Smyrna Beach City Marina
201 North Riverside Drive
New Smyrna Beach, Florida

August 19th 6:00-8:00 pm
Daytona Halifax Harbor Marina
450 Basin Street
Daytona Beach, Florida

August 20th 6:00-8:00 pm
St. Augustine Camachee Cove Marine
3070 Harbor Drive
St. Augustine, Florida

August 21st 6:00-8:00 pm
Safe Harbor Seafood
4378 Ocean Street #3
Mayport, FL


August 22nd 6:00-8:00 pm
Georgia Marine Extension Center
715 Bay Street
Brunswick, Georgia

August 23nd 6:00-8:00 pm
Phillips Seafood
1481 Sapelo Avenue
Townsend, Georgia

August 24th 3:00-5:00 pm
UGA Marine Extension Center at Skidaway Island
30 Ocean Science Circle
Savannah, Georgia

South Carolina

August 19th 10:00 am
Little River Fish House
4491 Water Front Avenue
Little River, South Carolina

August 20th 10:00 am
Wahoo's Fish House
3993 U.S. 17 Business
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

August 20th 9:00 pm
Captain Dick's
4123 U.S. 17 Business
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

August 21st 10:00 am
Independent Seafood
1 Cannon Street
Georgetown, South Carolina

August 22nd 2:00 pm
Chart House Restaurant*
2 Hudson Road
Hilton Head South Carolina

*The workshop will be held at the dock.

For information about the workshops in Florida or Georgia, contact Charlie Bergmann ( at 228-549-1760. For information about the workshops in South Carolina contact Nick Hopkins ( at 228-549-1767.

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