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NOAA Fisheries Announces Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops for January, February, and March of 2018

Posted: December 5, 2017

Atlantic shark dealers who have not already attended a workshop and received a valid NMFS certificate, or whose certificate is expiring prior to the next permit renewal, must attend one of the free workshops in order to receive shark products or renew their Atlantic shark dealer permit.  An Atlantic shark dealer may not receive, purchase, trade, or barter for Atlantic sharks unless a valid Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop dealer certificate is on the premises of each business location listed under the shark dealer permit where sharks are first received (71 FR 58057; October 2, 2006).  Trucks or other conveyances of a dealer’s place of business that are extensions of a dealer’s place of business must also possess a copy of a valid dealer or proxy Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop certificate (73 FR 38153; July 3, 2008).  Additionally, Atlantic shark dealers may not renew a Federal shark dealer permit unless a valid Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop certificate has been submitted with the permit renewal application (71 FR 58057; October 2, 2006).  The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops being held in January, February, and March of 2018 are listed below.

Who Must Attend?

Purpose of Workshops

 

Schedule

All workshops will be held from 12:00 (noon) to 4:00 p.m.

Date

Location

Address


City

State

Zip Code

1/11/2018

Double Tree Hotel

2150 Veteran’s Memorial Blvd.

Kenner

LA

70062

2/15/2018

LaQuinta Inn

546 South Padre Island Drive

Corpus Christi

TX

78405

3/15/2018

Hampton Inn

1985 Reynolds Drive

Fort Pierce

FL

34945

What to Bring

To ensure that the workshop certificate is linked to the correct permit, please bring the following items to the workshop:

Individual Dealer Permit Holder: 

Representative of a Partnership, Corporation, or Other Entity:

Dealer Proxies: 

For More Information:

To pre-register for a scheduled workshop, please contact Eric Sander at ericssharkguide@yahoo.com or by phone at (386) 852-8588.  Pre-registration is highly recommended but is not required.  For further information regarding workshop requirements contact Rick Pearson at (727) 824-5399.