This week, more than 50 journalists, policy makers, conservation experts, and business leaders will gather in Cape Coral, Florida, for the TRCP’s fourth annual Saltwater Media Summit. At this yearly meeting of the best and brightest in marine fisheries conservation and sportfishing, we will be focusing on habitat restoration in the Everglades, the recovery of Gulf of Mexico in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster and saltwater recreational fisheries policy, including the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act.
Check in throughout the week for updates on the summit, background information on these key marine policy issues and plenty of fishing photos.
Friday morning, October 24
Panel: Gulf of Mexico Habitat Restoration and Recovery
This panel examined the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and how it impacted the region and its fisheries. It also looked at the current state of Gulf fisheries and how the RESTORE council and others are working to repair Gulf ecosystems and access for anglers.
Panel: A Vision for Managing America’s Saltwater Recreational Fisheries
This panel discussed the saltwater recreational fishing community’s priorities and opportunities for change.