FWC Marine Fisheries Workshops

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 Florida state waters.

The FWC is hosting several goliath grouper public workshops throughout the state in August and October. Share your input and learn more about the current status of goliath grouper by attending one of these workshops.

Workshops will be from 5 to 8 p.m. local time:

  • July 31: Lake Worth, Lantana Road Branch Library, 4020 Lantana Road
  • Aug. 1: Key West, Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel, 3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
  • Aug. 2: Marathon, Hyatt Place Marathon/Florida Keys, 1996 Overseas Highway.
  • Aug. 3: Key Largo, Murray Nelson Government Center, 102050 Overseas Highway.
  • Aug. 8: Crystal River, Plantation on Crystal River, 9301 W. Fort Island Trail.
  • Aug. 9: Carrabelle, Franklin County Senior Citizens Center, 201 NW Ave. F.
  • Aug 16: Pensacola, Sanders Beach – Corinne Jones Resource Center, 913 South I St.
  • Aug. 17: Panama City, Bland Conference Center, 4750 Collegiate Drive.
  • 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

If you cannot attend an in-person meeting, submit comments onlineby visiting MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments. Staff is working on a virtual workshop that should be available online in the near future.

 

Spotted Seatrout Workshops

 

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

The FWC is hosting several public workshops in late July and early August. Share your input on the current status of spotted seatrout by attending one of these workshops.

Workshops will be from 6 to 8 p.m. local time:

  • July 25: Carrabelle, American Legion, 2316 Oak St.
  • July 26: Panama City, Gulf Coast State College, Student Union Building, Conference Room 232A, 5230 West US Highway 98
  • July 27: Pensacola, Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center Parks and Rec Dept., 913 South I St.
  • July 31: Cedar Key, Senator George Kirkpatrick Marine Lab, 11350 SW 153rd Court
  • Aug. 1: Crystal River, City Council Chambers, 123 NW Highway 19
  • Aug. 2: St. Petersburg, FWC/Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, 100 8th Ave. SE
  • Aug. 3: Naples, South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway
  • Aug. 7: Jacksonville, Jacksonville Public Library Southeast, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd.
  • Aug. 8: Melbourne, Brevard Co. Government Center, Space Coast Room, 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
  • Aug. 9: Fort Pierce, St. Lucie Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor Mtg. Room 303, 2300 Virginia Ave.
 
 


FWC Facts:
Atlantic stingrays can be found more than 200 miles up the St. Johns River and have been known to pup as far upstream as Lake Harney.

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