The 2018 Saltwater Media Summit at ICAST
July 11 & 12, 11:30 AM-1 PM
Room S330B

We hope to see you at one or both of this year’s lunchtime panel dicussions, where we’re gathering experts to highlight the hottest conservation topics for America’s saltwater anglers. On Wednesday, you’ll hear from Chris Oliver, the head of NOAA Fisheries, about federal efforts to recognize the value of recreational fishing, followed by a panel on how oil spill restoration funding and grassroots initiatives are boosting sportfish populations and opening more fishing access on artificial reefs. On Thursday, we’ll discuss the outlook for the Modern Fish Act, which is closer than it has ever been to becoming law, and the latest efforts to restore fish habitat in the Everglades and boost fishing participation nationwide.

Speakers include:

  • Chris Oliver, Assistant Administrator, NOAA Fisheries
  • Whit Fosburgh, President and CEO, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
  • Patrick Murray, President, Coastal Conservation Association
  • Greg Stunz, Director of the Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation, Harte Research Institute
  • Keith Mille, Biological Administrator of the Artificial Reef Program, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • Chris Macaluso, Director, TRCP’s Center for Marine Fisheries
  • Jeff Angers, President, Center for Sportfishing Policy
  • Mike Leonard, Conservation Director, American Sportfishing Association
  • George Cooper, Partner, Forbes Tate Partners
  • Chris Horton, Senior Director, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s Fisheries Program
  • Eric Eikenberg, CEO, Everglades Foundation
  • Stephanie Vatalaro, Vice President of Communications, Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation

Reach out with any questions or RSVP for a seat (and a sandwich) email Kristyn Brady. Please note that with the whole show in a new location, our room may be a few extra steps from the showroom floor — look for us on the third level in room S330B.

Have a great show!


Thanks to everyone who joined us at ICAST in 2017!

Here’s what you missed:

WATCH – Spotlight on Everglades Restoration: Recent successes mean new opportunities to improve this fishery
READ – Frustration among recreational anglers is at an all-time high. Will lawmakers listen and make a change?


For media inquiries, please email Kristyn Brady or call 617-501-6352.

The Saltwater Media Summit is presented by the TRCP and made possible by a variety of sponsors and partners. Corporate sponsorship funding helps cover event expenses and offer representatives of your company the opportunity to attend the summit and participate in meals, social activities, and field outings.

For sponsorship inquiries, please email Jenni Henry, director of development and corporate partnerships, or call 202-639-8727 ext. 25.


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