Attention Anglers: NOAA Fisheries Port Meeting, August 7th, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
At the Ocean Pines Library, 11107 Cathell Road, Ocean Pines, MD 21811
Phone: (410) 208-4014
The Port Meeting will help you personally improve our marine fisheries, by discussing best handling practices when releasing fish, and learning about how anglers on other coasts are improving survival of angler released fish.
You will learn about:
• the latest techniques, such as recompression devices, that may improve the survival of the deep water fish you release;
• ways to reduce barotrauma effects (an increase in internal gas pressure that prevents fish from descending after being raised to the surface);
• release methods and devices being use on the west, south Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico coasts; and
• the FishSmart and Best Practices programs that promote careful release and fish survival practices.
You will be able to provide your ideas on how to best handle the fish you release to fisheries managers and scientists.
Worcester County, Ocean Pines Library is at 11107 Cathell Road, Ocean Pines, MD 21811. From route 50 east toward Ocean City MD, Continue to follow US-50 E/Ocean Gateway, Merge onto MD-90 E via the ramp to Ocean City. Take the MD-589 exit toward Ocean City, and make a slight right onto MD-589 S/Race Track Road, then Turn left onto Cathell Rd. Make several quick lefts on Cathell Road. The library will be on the left # 11107.
For further information contact:
Paul Perra, NOAA Fisheries | 978-281-9153
Carrie Kennedy, Maryland DNR | 410-260-8295