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East coast workshops on shore-based shark fishing start next week

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is gathering public input on shore-based shark fishing. Share your thoughts on the future management of this fishery by attending a public workshop.

Workshops start at 6 p.m. local time:

Aug. 20: South Daytona, Piggotte Community Center, Reception Hall Room, 504 Big Tree Road.

Aug. 21: Jacksonville, Jacksonville University, J. Henry Gooding Building – Gooding Auditorium, 2800 University Blvd. N.

Aug. 27: Melbourne (UPDATED VENUE), Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, 200 Rialto Place.

Aug. 28: West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Department of Planning, Zoning & Building – The Vista Center, 2300 N. Jog Road.

Aug. 29: Miami, Miami City Hall – Commission Main Chambers, 3500 Pan American Drive.

Aug. 30: Key Colony Beach, City Hall, 600 W. Ocean Drive.

If you cannot attend an in-person meeting, submit comments online or view an advance copy of the presentation by visiting Staff is working on a virtual workshop that should be available online in the near future.
Additional details and updates to these meetings will be posted at (click on “Saltwater Fishing,” “Rulemaking” and “Workshops.”)

Previous in-person workshops were held in the following cities: Bradenton, Fort Myers, Panama City and Pensacola.