South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Announcing the 2023 Marine Resource Education Program (MREP) Southeast Workshop


Apply now to participate in the workshop scheduled for November 13-17, 2023  

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for this year’s Marine Resources Education Program (MREP) Southeast workshop. Developed by fishermen, for fishermen, MREP provides fishermen and others who are interested in federal fisheries with an opportunity to gain insight into how fisheries data are collected and how federal regulations are made. MREP brings together commercial, charter, and recreational fishermen with scientists, managers, and other marine resource professionals from the South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean to learn, share insights, and network in a neutral and professional setting. Participants leave the program empowered and better prepared to be a voice in federal fisheries management.  

The 5-day workshop is free to selected participants and includes travel reimbursement, hotel accommodations, and meals. Seats are limited, and preference will be given to applications received by July 1st.

MREP Southeast Fisheries Science & Management Workshop 

November 13 – 17, 2023 | TradeWinds Island Resorts | St. Pete Beach, FL

Applications to participate can be found at: 

The program principals are available to respond to inquiries about the workshop: 

  • Ira Laks, Charter Captain F/V Relaks, (561) 719-8857 
  • Dylan Hubbard, Owner, Hubbard’s Marina, (727) 420-9485 

General questions about the program should be directed to Courtney Pickett, Project Manager, or (207) 228-1645. Or visit us at