Charter boat workshop scheduled

OCEAN CITY, Md. — The eighth annual Delmarva Charter Boat Operators Workshop will be held April 16 in Ocean City. The one-day program will run from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Organized jointly by the Sea Grant Extension programs at the University of Maryland and the University of Delaware, the workshop will focus on charter business management, marketing strategy, boat safety, maritime law/legal issues, fishery resource updates for charter and head boats and developing eco-tourism-based charter businesses. Marina operators, managers and staff are also invited to attend.

The workshop will offer a variety of presentations representing important topics for the charter boat operator, including legal issues concerning boats, business management, marketing/advertising, developing customer relations and the truth about insurance needs. Program topics will also focus on current Coast Guard safety and security issues and new developments in fisheries management programs.

Seminar speakers are regional professionals in their respective fields.

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