This year, the TRCP will host its second annual Saltwater Media Summit at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Fla., Oct. 17-19. Photo by Dusan Smetana.
In 2003, the TRCP convened a group of influential outdoor journalists to discuss critical conservation issues affecting fish, wildlife and hunting and angling.
Since then, the TRCP media summits have evolved into a key gathering point for the nation’s top outdoors and environmental journalists to learn about conservation policy central to natural resources management and our outdoor heritage.
This year, the TRCP will host its second annual Saltwater Media Summit at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Fla., Oct. 17-19. This dynamic event will give attendees the opportunity to learn about marine fisheries issues ranging from habitat conservation and restoration efforts to improved management practices, offshore energy development and the economic power of activities such as fishing and boating.
Featured speakers include Eric Schwaab (head of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service), Ken Haddad (former director of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission), Ray Scott (founder of B.A.S.S.), Roy Crabtree (NOAA Fisheries), Rob Kramer (International Game and Fish Association) and Frank Peterson (Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation).
The dividends of involvement in the TRCP media summits are legion, for journalists, speakers and sponsors alike. Relationships forged with members of the outdoor media last well beyond the summit and can result in published articles in a variety of publications, including Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, the New York Times and other influential media outlets.
This year, sponsors include American Sportfishing Association, Costa, Florida Lottery, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Mote Marine Laboratory, Orvis, Outdoor Industry Association, Patagonia, Proguide Direct, Pure Fishing, Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau and Visit Florida.
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