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Guy Harvey symposium announced for November

A panel of experts will offer critical suggestions on how post-Gulf of Mexico oil catastrophe research funds should be spent. The panel is just one of the key marine presentations at the Guy Harvey Fisheries Symposium at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus.

The Nov. 13-14 gathering is one of the few ocean- and marine-focused conferences that draws a diverse group of stakeholders – scientists, environmentalists, government policy-makers as well as recreational and commercial fishermen — concerned with fisheries management.

In addition to Restore Act funding, the meeting will address controversial red snapper regulations and update attendees on current research, ways to promote aquaculture and the health of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and fishery.

The two-day Fisheries Symposium will be at the University Center Grand Ballroom on the USF campus.

The conference is open to the general public, but a nominal $25 registration fee is required.

For a final agenda, listing of speakers and panelists and registration, visit