Fisheries Awareness Class

Fisheries Awareness Class Participants listen to biologist.
Participants look on as Biscayne fisheries biologist Vanessa McDonough talks about the fishing regulations and their purpose.

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Fisheries Awareness Class is a FREE program offered by Biscayne National Park to help you learn more about fishing in our Park. The objective of the course is to produce educated anglers and park visitors who are knowledgeable about the fishing regulations and who understand the rationale behind these rules. During the class, some of the things you will learn include:

 
Captain Muratori shares some of his experiences from years of fishing in South Florida.
Captain Muratori shares some of his experiences from years of fishing in South Florida

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  • Importance of fishing regulations to us and to the fish
  • How to correctly interpret and follow the fishing regulations
  • How to correctly identify your catch
  • Catch and release techniques
  • Tackle choice and maintenance
  • New fishing tips and techniques
 
A ranger measures fish with a park visitor.
A ranger checks an angler's catch as part of a routine safety stop in Biscayne National Park

KODAK/NPS Photo by Neil Montanus

WHO CAN ATTEND?

This FREE course is offered to the general public as a service to the community and a means of preempting violations from taking place. In addition, the course is preferentially offered as a mitigation option to individuals who have received fishing citations. Similar to driving school, individuals who have received fishing citations may, at the discretion of the U.S. Attorney's Office and the ticketing law enforcement agent, take the course in exchange for having their fine reduced or waived.

 
Map to class location.
The class location at Suniland Park

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WHEN AND WHERE

Classes are held at Suniland Park (8398 SW128th St in Pinecrest, see map on right). Classes start at 6:00 PM and run for approximately 3 hours. The scheduled dates are as follows:

April 6, 2016
July 13, 2016
October 26, 2016
December 14, 2016

Each class can accommodate both English- and Spanish-speaking participants.
 

CONTACT INFORMATION

For more information or to enroll, please contact:

Steve Saul, Fisheries Education Program Coordinator

305-230-1144 ext. 036 or e-mail

(Se habla español)

PLEASE NOTE THAT CLASS REGISTRATION CAN ONLY BE ACCOMPLISED BY PHONE.

REGISTRACTION PARA LA CLASE ES DISPONIBLE SOLO POR TELEFONO.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

9700 SW 328th Street
Homestead, FL 33033

Phone:

(305) 230-1144
If you can not find what you are looking for on the park website then call us at 305.230.1144.

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