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.
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 a hybrid option. This will include a reduced capacity in-person meeting and a live online component.
Please think about contributing to this year's Florida Marine Turtle Permit Holder Meeting and making this a special event for all permit holders.
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.