Workshops set to discuss fisheries management and regulation updates

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
Larry LaDassor of Minnesota was all smiles as he held up his stringer of mingo and white snapper caught aboard the Destiny with Capt. Chris McConnell.

Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa County University of Florida IFAS Extension and Florida Sea Grant are hosting two Fisheries Regulations and Management Workshops on the evenings of Feb. 24 in Pensacola and Feb. 25 in Destin. Topics to be addressed include Federal and State fisheries management and regulation updates, new publications, and new tools/techniques in fish recompression. There is no cost to attend these workshops. 

The Pensacola workshop will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 24, at the Ashbury Place, Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 750 College Blvd., Pensacola.

The Destin workshop will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Destin Community Center, 101 Stalman Avenue, Destin.

Speakers include Emily Muelhstein, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, Alan Peirce, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and Stephen Theberge, Riverside Technology-NOAA Affiliate.  This informational workshop is  free.

For more information, contact Brooke Saari, at 850-892-8172, email bsaari@ufl.edu or Chris Verlinde, at 850-623-3868, email chrismv@ufl.edu.