FWC Marine Fisheries Workshops

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Goliath Grouper Workshops

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your input on goliath grouper management, including the possibility of a limited harvest in state waters.

The FWC is hosting several goliath grouper public workshops throughout the state in July, August and October, including an on-demand virtual workshop below. Share your input and learn about the current status of goliath grouper by attending a workshop.

In-person workshops will be from 5 to 8 p.m. local time (except the Tallahassee meeting, which will be from 6 to 9 p.m.):

  • Oct. 9: Jacksonville, Pablo Creek Regional Library, 13295 Beach Blvd.
  • Oct. 10: Titusville, American Police Hall of Fame & Museum, 6350 Horizon Drive.
  • Oct. 11: Stuart, Flagler Place, 201 SW Flagler Ave.
  • Oct. 12: Davie, Old Davie School Historical Museum, 6650 Griffin Road.
  • Oct. 16: Pinellas Park, Bill Jackson’s Shop for Adventure, 9501 U.S. Highway 19 N.
  • Oct. 17: Port Charlotte, The Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St.
  • Oct. 18: Naples, Collier County Public Library - South Regional, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway
  • Oct. 25: Tallahassee, FWC Bryant Building, Room 272, 620 S. Meridian St. (6-9 p.m. ET)

Previous workshops were held the following dates and locations:

  • July 31: Lake Worth
  • Aug. 1: Key West
  • Aug. 2: Marathon
  • Aug. 3: Key Largo
  • Aug. 8: Crystal River
  • Aug. 9: Carrabelle
  • Aug 16: Pensacola
  • Aug. 17: Panama City

Goliath Grouper Virtual Workshop

This on-demand virtual workshop includes the same content as what is being given at the in-person workshops.

To participate in this on-demand virtual workshop, please view the workshop presentation video first, and then take the workshop survey

Open-ended comments may also be submitted online at MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments. 

Workshop Presentation Video

View video below or view directly on YouTube External Website

This video is 24 minutes and is courtesy of The Florida Channel External Website.

Video - Goliath Grouper Workshop

 

You may also view this workshop in its entirety, including the question and answer session, by visiting TheFloridaChannel.org External Website.

You may also view a PDF Workshop presentation  Adobe PDF

Workshop Survey

A survey was given to all participants of the in-person workshops. Please view the workshop presentation video before taking this survey. There are 34 questions total.

Take the survey External Website

 

Bay Scallop Workshops

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your feedback on the staggered bay scallop season structure that was implemented for 2017, as well as your input on the bay scallop fishery in general. 

The FWC is hosting several bay scallop public workshops in areas of the state where scallop harvest is allowed, as well as in Pasco County.  Share your input by attending one of these workshops.

The following workshop will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time:

  • Oct. 12: Port St. Joe, Gulf County Board of County Commissioners, Robert M. Moore Administration Bldg., 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.

The following workshops will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. local time:

  • Oct. 16: Steinhatchee, Steinhatchee Landing Resort, 219 NE Highway 51
  • Oct. 17: Land O’ Lakes, Land O’ Lakes Recreation Complex, Meeting Rooms 3 & 4, 3032 Collier Parkway
  • Oct. 18: Crystal River, Crystal River City Council Chambers, 123 NW Highway 19
  • Oct. 26: Carrabelle, Franklin County Senior Center, 201 NW Avenue F

If you cannot attend an in-person meeting, submit comments online by visiting MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments.

 

Spotted Seatrout Workshops

 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your input on spotted seatrout management.

Share your input on the current status of spotted seatrout by viewing the on-demand workshop below.

In-person workshops were held in July and August in the following locations:

  • Carrabelle
  • Panama City
  • Pensacola
  • Cedar Key
  • Crystal River
  • St. Petersburg
  • Naples
  • Jacksonville
  • Melbourne
  • Fort Pierce
  • Steinhatchee
  • Tallahassee

Spotted Seatrout Virtual Workshop

This on-demand virtual workshop includes the same content as what was given at the in-person workshops.

To participate in this on-demand virtual workshop, please view the workshop presentation video below and then submit your comments online at MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments. 

Workshop Presentation Video

View video below or view directly on YouTube External Website

This video is 24 minutes.

Video - Spotted Seatrout Workshop

 
 


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