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For-Hire Workshop

Florida Sea Grant - Charlotte County UF/IFAS Extension

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 8:45 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

For-Hire Workshop

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Attention charter captains and fishing guides!

Join us for an exciting new opportunity, a one-day workshop that will help grow your fishing business! 

For-Hire' Fishing Workshop, Sept. 9, 2014 || 8:45 am - 3:30 pm

Working as a fishing guide or charter captain can be a great way to make a living, but many fail when they give it a try because they don't understand the business side of running a charter service. This workshop will help them chart a course to a successful career on the water!" Capt. Ralph Allen, King Fisher Fleet

Join us for an exciting new opportunity! The inaugural "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:

•Developing a winning business plan
•Increasing market visibility
•Essentials of social media marketing
•New fisheries conservation research findings and gear
•Becoming a partner in fisheries research
•Law enforcement updates

Knowing how to catch fish and put your clients on fish is only half of what it takes to run a successful charter business. This workshop will help you learn how to make your long-term business plan."
Capt. Dan Cambern, Hammerhead Charters LLC

The workshop will be held at the Charlotte County Environmental Campus, 25550 Harborview Rd, Port Charlotte, FL 33980.

The cost is $25 and includes materials, lunch and refreshments.


8:45 am Registration and light refreshments

9:00 am Welcome 

9:05 am Catch big fish with social media: 5 marketing baits that catch customers 
10:05 am Market visibility and how MarketMaker may help 
10:45 am Break 
11:00 am Developing a business plan to help charter captains succeed 
Noon Lunch 
1:00 pm New findings in SW Florida fisheries research 
1:30 pm Research partner opportunities for captains 
2:00 pm The science of barotrauma and deep-water release tools 
2:30 pm Law enforcement updates 
3:00 pm Group discussion 
3:30 pm Workshop ends

Session Moderators: Elissa Allen, King Fisher Fleet & Robert Lugiewicz, Fishin' Franks


Please contact your local Florida Sea Grant agent.
Betty Staugler, Charlotte County,, 941-764-4346
Joy Hazell, Lee County,, 239-533-7518
Bryan Fluech, Collier County,, 239-438-5594


Sponsors are Florida Sea Grant and UF/IFAS Extension



When & Where

Charlotte County Environmental Campus
25550 Harborview Rd.
Port Charlotte, Florida 33980

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 8:45 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

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