05/02/18 – NOAA Fisheries – FB18-028: Sea Turtle Safe Handling & Release Gear Workshops Being Held on the East Coast of Florida

 

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FB18-028
FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE D
ATE: May 2, 2018
CONTACT: Charlie Bergmann (228) 238-4109

 

Sea Turtle Safe Handling and Release Gear Workshops Being Held on the East Coast of Florida

WHAT/WHEN:

  • NOAA Fisheries requires sea turtle safe handling and release gear be onboard federally-permitted commercial and for-hire vessels in the South Atlantic snapper-grouper fishery to increase fisherman and sea turtle safety if incidentally captured; there are also sea turtle handling protocols that describe the proper techniques for removing fishing gear.
  • NOAA Fisheries will be holding workshops and dockside outreach in the locations listed below.
  • During the outreach opportunities, NOAA Fisheries personnel will review the gear requirements and handling protocols.
  • For more information, contact Charlie Bergmann at (228) 238-4109 or bergmann@noaa.gov.
  • Additional information on sea turtle safe handling and release gear and protocols are available at the following:

 

Date Time Location Address Phone Number
May 7 2:00 - 5:00 pm Pablo Creek Library 13295 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32246 (904) 992-7101
May 8 5:00 - 8:00 pm Southeast Library 6670 US 1 South St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904) 827-6900
May 9 5:00 - 6:45 pm Port Orange Library 1005 City Center Cir.

Port Orange, FL 32129

(386) 322-5152
May 10 4:00 - 6:00 pm Cocoa Beach Library 550 N. Brevard Ave.

Cocoa Beach, FL 32921

(321) 868-1104
May 11 2:30 - 4:30 pm Lakewood Library 7605 Santa Barbara Dr.

Fort Pierce, FL 34951

(772) 462-6870
May 12 2:00 - 5:00 pm Blake Library 2351 SE Monterey Rd. Stuart, FL 34996 (772) 288-5702
May 13 TBD Dockside – local marinas Palm Beach County, FL
May 14 TBD Dockside – local marinas Boynton Beach, FL
May 15 1:00 - 3:00 pm Floribbean Seafood 5151 NW 17th St.

Margate, FL 33063

(954) 968-4091

 

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Media: Kim Amendola, 727-551-5707
Allison Garrett, 727-551-5750