Artificial reef coordinators, managers and scientists are meeting February 6 in West Palm Beach to discuss new research, initiatives and updates to artificial reef strategy for Florida’s Southeast region.
What: Southeast Florida Artificial Reef Workshop
Who: The workshop, organized by Florida Sea Grant and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, is open to the public, but geared toward artificial reef coordinators, managers and scientists to share the latest information about artificial reef planning, deployment and monitoring in Southeast Florida.
Where: Manatee Lagoon 6000 N Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
When: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Florida is responding to increasing levels of fishing and recreational demand with one of the nation’s most progressive artificial reef programs, deploying up to 100 public artificial reefs each year. This meeting helps resource managers, coordinators and scientists share the latest science and artificial reef initiatives for Florida’s Southeast region.
In addition to county and statewide updates, agenda includes presentations on:
- Habitat use and connectivity of grouper species within the Western Sambo Ecological Reserve
- Sea turtles and considerations for material use and site planning
Registration is $25.00 and is available online via EventBrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southeast-florida-artificial-reef-coordinators-workshop-tickets-39834718716) or payable by cash or check. Registration includes: Breakfast snacks, coffee, lunch and handout materials. Seating limited to 50 participants.
Holly Abeels, Florida Sea Grant agent, UF/IFAS Extension, Brevard County