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  • Free Fishing Seminar Beaufort Jan 12

    Radio Island Marina of Beaufort, NC (Bill and Jane Newbern) are inviting you and your fishing friends and family to an evening seminar. Dr. Mitchell A Roffer (Ph.D.), President will be presenting an informal talk on how you can easily use fisheries oceanographic information to improve your catch rates. This is not a ROFFS™ infomercial, but a science talk reviewing aspects on how fish are influenced by the formation, condition, and location of their preferred habitats. Such topics as availability, vulnerability and catchability, in terms of water temperature, salinity, density, dissolved oxygen, clarity/turbidity, color and bottom structure will be considered. He will discuss which aspects of the preferred habitats are most important in the waters off North Carolina for tuna, marlin, kingfish, wahoo, and dolphin.

    Roffer, the founder of ROFFS™, has a doctorate (biological oceanography – fisheries oceanography) from the renowned University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. He was selected again (8th year) to be on the prestigious, international NASA Earth Science’s Biodiversity and Ecological Forecasting Science Team and participates as part of the NASA Ocean Color and Sea Surface Temperature Science Teams. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Southeast United States Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA), the Products and Services Committee of the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (GCOOS), and is Chairman of the Florida COOS Consortium. Roffer is an Adjunct Professor at the Florida Institute of Technology, Department of Marine and Environmental Systems in Melbourne, FL.

    There will be a social hour starting at 6:00 PM and a question and answer period at the end of the 60-75 minute seminar. RSVP not required, but we suggest you arrive before the 7:00 PM start of the seminar as seating is limited. The Radio Island Marina is located on 156 Radio Island Road, Beaufort, NC 28516 which is south of Route 70 (Arendell St) just east of Morehead City, NC. There is no charge for this informative seminar. Some cold refreshments will be provided.