Industry Roundtable

Please Join Us – All Interested Marine Industry Businesses Welcome

St. Petersburg Yacht Club – Thursday September 10, 4:00pm – RSVP Required

SWFMIA Roundtables are an opportunity for Marine Industry Businesses to come together for updates and discussions on issues. More importantly it is a chance to network, get to know others in the boating business, and be a part of growing efforts to strengthen the voice of our industry in Southwest Florida.

The Agenda

Dock & Marina Permitting & Dredging
Hans Wilson, Hans Wilson & Associates
Howard Miller, Gator Dredging
The current state of Dock Permitting & a review of local dredging projects affecting boating.
Derelict Vessel Update
Hans Wilson, Hans Wilson & Associates
Phil Secord, Mastry Engine Center
Status of FWC Derelict Vessel Plan.
Pinellas County Manatee Plan
Norm Schultz
Status of plan and its impact on local boaters.
FWS Grants for Transient Docks
Walt Miller, St. Petersburg Municipal Marina
A review of the city’s process in obtaining an FWC grant.
West Coast Inland Navigation District
Justin McBride
What is WCIND and the role it plays in recreational boating.
Fishing Regs Effect on Boating
Dennis O’Hern, Fishing Rights Alliance
Dr. Luis Barbieri, FWC Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Where are we with State and Federal regulations. How is it impacting the boating public.
Legislative Update
Missy Timmins, Timmins Consulting
MIA of Florida Tallahassee Lobbyist
Upcoming boating issues in Tallahassee. Reapportionment.
SWFMIA The state of the Association and a discussion of how we can better bring Boating Businesses together and grow the voice of our Industry.

Roundtable: 4:00pm – 6:30pm (Starting promptly at 4:00pm) No charge to attend
Happy Hour: 6:30pm – 7:30pm (SWFMIA hosts appetizers and 1st drink, then cash bar)

St. Petersburg Yacht Club
11 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Email or call 954-570-7785

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