Monthly Archives: August 2015

Attention Captains – Join Us for a For-Hire Fishing Workshop

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Join us for an exciting opportunity! This “For-Hire” fishing workshop from Florida Sea Grant and UF/IFAS Extension will give you new ideas and proven advice that will help you grow your fishing business! You will connect with experts in your community, learn how to get involved in fisheries research opportunities, and get answers to the business questions and challenges that will keep you ahead of the competition. Workshop topics will include: Accounting practices to help you at tax time, Using the Visitors Bureau to market your business, Fish health and how you can help researchers, State and Federal fisheries management updates, And much, much more! New this year: Join us for our Captain’s panel and share time! Captains Ralph Allen, Dan Cambern, Mike Myers and Jay Withers will be on deck to answer your questions and lead everyone in some active discussion.

Need to know: The workshop will take place from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9th, at the Charlotte County Eastport Environmental Campus, 25550 Harborview Rd., Port Charlotte, FL 33980. The cost is $20 and includes materials, lunch and refreshments. Registration is online at: or contact the organizer at or (941) 764-4346.

Common Reef Fish Associated with Collier County’s Natural and Artificial Reefs

Collier County’s natural and artificial reefs have a diverse mix of sub tropical and temperate fish species that inhabit them. Many of these species are targeted by recreational and commercial fishermen, while others may only be encountered by divers. The following presentation is meant to be a general reference for some of the common fish species found on and near Collier County’s artificial and natural reef systems. It is intended for recreational divers and spear fishermen, anglers, educators, resource managers and/or anyone interested in learning more about the biodiversity associated with our area’s local reefs. Each slide has the fish’s scientific name, associated family, general remarks about its presence on reefs (based on local staff observations), and basic field identification tips, and size. For species that are typically targeted by fishermen, links to state and federal (Gulf) fishing regulations are provided; This presentation is NOT meant to be a substitute for regulations and individuals should consult the appropriate regulatory agency for updated harvesting regulations.

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