The Permit Holder Meeting brings together leading sea turtle experts, state permit holders and dedicated volunteers to discuss current research, trends and emerging issues in sea turtle conservation across the state. During this meeting, FWC staff acknowledge the Permit Holders for the important work they do for marine turtle conservation and our agency – collecting nesting data, responding to sea turtle strandings, and rehabilitating injured marine turtles. From 300 to over 400 individuals involved in sea turtle conservation in Florida attend this meeting each year.
This annual meeting has become an essential part of the Florida Marine Turtle Protection Program and is vital in rallying sea turtle conservation partners. This year, because of COVID-19, the meeting is moving to an online platform.
Thank you for wanting to contribute to this year's Florida Marine Turtle Permit Holder Meeting. Since we are conducting the 2021 meeting online, no contributions are needed this year. Please keep us in mind for the 2022 meeting, when hopefully we will be able to gather in person!
The Florida Marine Turtle Permit Holder’s Meeting has always been supported with funding in part by a grant awarded from the Sea Turtle Grants Program.