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Sharks In Perspective

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Sharks In Perspective: From Fear To Fascination

June 12-14, 2002
Tampa, Florida
Conference Agenda
(click on a speaker to view biography or title to view abstract)
Wednesday, June 12, 2002
2:00-5 P Registration Hotel Lobby
7:00-9:00 Welcome Reception The Florida Aquarium
7:15 Welcome Thom Stork, Director The Florida Aquarium
8:00 Sharks in Perspective Shark Exhibit
Thursday, June 13, 2002
7:30 A Registration Galleria A
8:45 Welcome/Conference Overview Mike Spranger, Florida Sea Grant Buccaneer A-C
9:00 Shark Conservation Merry Camhi, National Audubon Society
9:30 Shark Management Margo Schulze-Haugen, NMFS
10:00 World Shark Attacks in Perspective George Burgess, University of Florida Galleria A
10:30 Break
11:00 Shark Attacks - View from Florida Joe Wooden, Volusia County Beach Patrol Buccaneer A-C
11:30 Shark Attacks - View from California Alex Peabody, California State Parks
12:00 P Shark Attacks - View from Hawaii Randy Honebrink, Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources Galleria A
12:30 Lunch
2:00 Shark Attacks - A Life Guard's View Chris Brewster, U.S. Life Saving Association Buccaneer A-C
2:30 Media Perspective Kevin Lollar, Ft. Myers News-Press Galleria A
3:00 Break
3:30 Shark Feeding - State Perspective Roy Williams, Florida Fish/Wildlife Commission Buccaneer A-C
4:00 Recreational Fisheries Rich Novak, Florida Sea Grant
4:30 Commercial Fisheries Eric Sander, Florida Marine Research Institute
5:00 Closing Comments/Summary
5:15 Adjourn - Dinner on Your Own
Friday, June 14, 2002
7:30 A Registration Regency IV
8:30 Overview of Day's Activities Mike Spranger, Florida Sea Grant Regency V-VII
9:00 A
Concurrent Panel Discussions
Management Regency V-VII
Merry Camhi, National Audubon Society
Enric Cortés, NMFS SE Fisheries Science Center, Panama City
Sonja Fordham, The Ocean Conservancy
Jack Musick, Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences
Rich Novak, Florida Sea Grant
Eric Sander, Florida Marine Research Institute
Margo Schulze-Haugen, NMFS Highly Migratory Species Division
Colin Simpfendorfer, Mote Marine Laboratory
Frank Snelson, University of Central Florida
Roy Williams, Florida Fish/Wildlife Commission
Media Relations Regency III
George Burgess, University of Florida
Bob Hite, NBC/Tampa, WFLA, Channel 8
Bob Hueter, Mote Marine Laboratory
Kevin Lollar, Ft. Myers News-Press
10:15 Break Regency IV
10:45
Concurrent Panel Discussions
Conservation Regency V-VII
Merry Camhi, National Audubon Society
Enric Cortés, NMFS SE Fisheries Science Center, Panama City
Sonja Fordham, The Ocean Conservancy
Jack Musick, Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences
Rich Novak, Florida Sea Grant
Eric Sander, Florida Marine Research Institute
Margo Schulze-Haugen, NMFS Highly Migratory Species Division
Colin Simpfendorfer, Mote Marine Laboratory
Frank Snelson, University of Central Florida
Roy Williams, Florida Fish/Wildlife Commission
Beach Safety Regency IV
Chris Brewster, US Lifesaving Association
George Burgess, University of Florida
Alex Peabody, California State Parks
Joe Wooden, Volusia County Beach Patrol
12:00 P Lunch
1:30 Concurrent Session Reports
2:30 Discussion - Next Steps
3:30 Adjourn


Conference Hosts & Sponsors:
  • Florida Museum of Natural History and Florida Sea Grant Program/IFAS, University of Florida
Contributing Organizations:
  • National Sea Grant College Program, NOAA
  • National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA
  • The Florida Aquarium
  • Mote Marine Laboratory
  • Florida Marine Research Institute
  • Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • U.S. Life Saving Association
  • National Audubon Society
  • Volusia County Beach Patrol
  • Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources