Certain Atlantic HMS permit holders and Atlantic shark dealers are required to complete workshop certifications every three years. The first certification must be completed at an in-person workshop. Recertification can now be completed online.
This workshop is designed to educate longline and gillnet fishermen on the proper techniques for safe handling and release of entangled or hooked protected species, such as sea turtles, marine mammals, smalltooth sawfish, Atlantic sturgeon, and prohibited sharks.
This workshop is designed to train shark dealer permit holders, or their proxies, to properly identify Atlantic sharks when they are offloaded from vessels.