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.

 

Classes are currently offered on an as-needed basis and there are no set dates for 2017. If you are interested in the class, please email us so we can give you the latest information on the time and location of an upcoming class. We offer classes in both English and Spanish.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

For more information or to enroll, please contact:

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
Sir Lancelot Jones Way

Homestead, FL 33033

Phone:

(305) 230-1144

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