ECRA presents Artificial Reef information to Local, State, and Federal Agencies.  Use the links below to view or download the Presentations.

2015
EVENT INFORMATION

Comprehensive Lionfish Population Control Pilot Program proposal - 17 Feb 15

Attendees:

Nick Wiley – Executive Director of the FWC

Jessica McCawley – Director of Marine Fisheries Management, FWC

Jim Estes – Deputy Director of Marine Fisheries Management, FWC

Steve Shea – Northwest Florida Regional Director, FWC

Dan Elinor – Leader of the FWC Lionfish Team

Meaghan Faletti – Lionfish Outreach and Education, FWC

Comprehensive proposal

Power Point Presentation

Proposed Brochure for Divers

 

Synopsis:

  • Comprehensive Lionfish Population Control Pilot Program proposal
  • Presented  at the FWC headquarters
Lionfish Derby Workshop (13 Jan 15)

FWC Workshop Power Point Slides

Fundraising Presentation given by Candy Hansard, President ECRA

ECRA Lionfish Brochure distributed at the workshop

FWC Post workshop notes

Synopsis:
  • The FWC held a Lionfish Derby Workshop January 12, 2015.

  • This workshop focused on hosting derbies/tournaments.

  • The links to the left represent some of the documents from that workshop.

2013 
EVENT INFORMATION
Florida Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing (11 Dec 13)

Presentation Title Shifting the Budget Focus From Problem Management to Problem Solving

Supporting Documentation:

Video of the presentation:

** Candy Hansard is the first speaker. Also, please listen to the next speaker from the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA)

Presenter
:  Candy Hansard, Vice President, ECRA Inc.

Synopsis: 

  • Explains why fishing is important to Florida’s Economy
  • Identifies 4 major problems with current Florida Fishing related Policies
  • Provides low-cost solutions for the identified problems
  • Explains how to cut the cost of research and receive more useful information for taxpayer money
  • Explains how suggested solutions create jobs and prosperity for Florida
  • Explains how to save Florida taxpayers $Millions now and $Billions in the Future
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commision (FWC) Lionfish Summit (22-24 Oct 13)

Presentation Title:
  Lionfish Population Control

Presenter
:  Candy Hansard, Vice President, ECRA Inc.

Synopsis

  • Understanding Spearfishermen & Women to create a Simple to Administer and Extremely Low Cost Population Control Plan, with Immediate and Measurable Results.
2012
EVENT  INFORMATION 
U.S House Committee on Natural Resources Oversight Hearing
 (25 Aug 12)

Presentation Title (
Oral Testimony) 

"Fishing = Jobs: How Strengthening America’s Fisheries Strengthens Our Economy"

Supporting Documents:

Invitation to Speak from the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources

Presenter:  Candy Hansard, Vice President, ECRA Inc.

Synopsis: 

  • The importance of free and open access to the Florida fishery
  •  Restricting access to the fishery hurts the Florida economy
2008
EVENT  INFORMATION 

Presentation for U.S. Senator Mel Martinez (attended by the Senator's North West Florida Representative)
 (22 Apr 08)


Presentation Title:  Economic Impact - Reef Building and Saltwater Fishing in the State of Florida

Supporting Documents:

Presenter:  Candy Hansard, Vice President, ECRA Inc.

Synopsis:

  • The meeting (attended by over 100 stakeholders) was in response to an Army Corp of Engineers (ACoE) proposal to increase the thickness of steel artificial reefs deployed in the Gulf of Mexico from 1/8 inch to 1/2 inch.  All stakeholders believed enacting the proposal would eliminate private reef building.