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2017 For-Hire Fishing Guide Workshop

Florida Sea Grant - UF/IFAS Extension

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM (EDT)

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Attention charter captains and fishing guides!

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

For-Hire' Fishing Workshop, October 3rd. || 8:00 am - 3:45 pm 

The "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 about the latest findings in fisheries related research, and get answers to the business questions and challenges that will keep you ahead of the competition.

Workshop topics will include:

  • Developing a Business Plan for your Fishing Business
  • Enhancing your Social Marketing skills
  • Using the Visitors Bureau to Market your Business
  • Confusing and often overlooked legal requirements of guides
  • The latest in fisheries research 
  •       And much much more. 

Rounding out the day will be our Captain's panel and share time!  

Captains Ralph Allen, Dan Cambern, and Jay Withers will be on deck to answer your questions and lead everyone in some active discussion.


The workshop will be held at the Laishley Marina, 100 Laishley Court, Punta Gorda, FL 33950


Thanks to our generous sponsors, the cost is FREE and includes materials, lunch and refreshments. 


Please contact:
Betty Staugler,, 941-764-4346


Sponsors: Florida Sea Grant, UF/IFAS Extension, Punta Gorda / Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau

Door Prize by Peace River Seafood

Have questions about 2017 For-Hire Fishing Guide Workshop? Contact Florida Sea Grant - UF/IFAS Extension

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Laishley Marina - Community Room
100 Laishley Court
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM (EDT)

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