Boats Away – see the exciting start to our Tag & Release Tournament at 8:30am on Saturday!
9:00am: Introduction by Frank Yelverton, Executive Director, Cape Fear River Watch
9:05: An Economic Analysis of Recreational and Commercial Fisheries Occurring in the Middle and Lower Cape Fear River, North Carolina by Dan Ryan. Dan is the Longleaf Pine Program Director for the Nature Conservancy
9 :35: Striped Bass Management in the Cape Fear River by Michael Fisk. Michael is the District 4 Fisheries Biologist for the NC Wildlife Resources Commission
10:05: Funding Potential for Fish Passage in the Cape Fear River by Frank Yelverton. Frank is the Executive Director for Cape Fear River Watch
10:20 – 10:30: Questions and Answers
Striped Bass Fishing Tactics Seminar
by Captain Jot Owens
Riverview Terrace 12:00 – 1:00pm
Rooms A, B & C 11:00am – 2:00pm
Education is an important component successful fishery restoration. Our fun activities focus on the Cape Fear River’s incredible anadromous fish and the importance of restoring our fishery.
2016 will feature:
-Tours onboard the research vessel “Cape Hatteras”
-Fish Migration Puppet Show
-Build a model of a rock arch rapids like the one at Lock & Dam #1 on our Cape Fear River
–Make a mobile of the anadromous fish found in the Cape Fear River
-Using a cane pole and a
magnet catch a fish and see if you can identify them
-Learn Gyotaku – the Japanese art of fish printing
-Explore the internal and external anatomy of fish
– Design your own fish on a stick
-Using microscopes and aquatic organisms learn how scientists determine water quality
-Learn about various fishing rods and practice casting your line into a hula hoop target
-Explore the migration patterns of striped bass in the cape Fear River
-See how the Division of Marine Fisheries biologists place tags in the fish to monitor their activity!
We are looking for vendors for the 2017 event! If you are interested in being a vendor please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is made possible through the experience and passion of volunteers and interns on the Cape Fear River Watch Education Committee. If you are interested in volunteering for StriperFest 2016 Education Day please email KayLynn Plummer at email@example.com.