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Reminder: Goliath grouper in-person workshops scheduled in your area

News Release

Friday, October 13, 2017

Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943 or Amanda.Nalley@MyFWC.com

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting several public workshops in your area to gather public input on the management of goliath grouper, including the possibility of a limited harvest in Florida state waters.

Upcoming in-person workshops are scheduled as follows (scheduled 5 to 8 p.m. local time, except for Tallahassee):

  • 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 (enter on the east/Cascades Park side of the building), 620 S. Meridian St. (6-9 p.m. ET).

Previous workshops were held in Lake Worth, Key West, Marathon, Key Largo, Crystal River, Carrabelle, Pensacola, Panama City, Jacksonville, Titusville, Stuart and Davie.

For those who missed a workshop in their area or cannot make an in-person workshop, an on-demand virtual workshop is available at MyFWC.com/Fishing (click on “Saltwater Fishing,” “Public Comments/Workshops” and “Workshops.”) Once you’ve viewed the workshop, you can take a workshop survey, which is identical to a survey given at the in-person workshops. Additional written comments may be submitted online at MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments.



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