Fish Florida announces the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors – world-renowned angler George Poveromo and professor and researcher Dr. Gregory Tolley. These experts join seven other board members who are marine artists, anglers, conservationists, and marine industry professionals who oversee the angler support non-profit Fish Florida.
George Poveromo is a renowned saltwater angler, writer and television host. Serving as Editor-At-Large for Salt Water Sportsman Magazine, he has been on the publication’s masthead since 1983. He is producer and host of the Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series, entering its 26th year of touring in 2013. Most notably recognized is Poveromo’s immensely popular NBC Sports Network television show – George Poveromo’s World of Saltwater Fishing; kicking off its 13th year on national television in 2013. The native South Floridian has fished most of the coastal United States and many countries. He advocates catch and release fishing, is a member of the Coastal Conservation Association, and, when not shooting television episodes or hosting the National Seminar Series, is usually fishing off South Florida and in the Bahamas on his Mako 284, MARC VI.
Dr. Greg Tolley is Professor of Marine Science at Florida Gulf Coast University. Tolley earned his doctoral degree in Marine Science at the University of South Florida in 1994. He has authored papers on marine and estuarine ecology and physiology, and on novel approaches in science education. Tolley teaches estuarine ecology, ichthyology, and oceanography at FGCU and is the Director of the Florida District of the American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists.
Fish Florida supports fishing and conservation education programs throughout Florida. With proceeds from the Fish Florida sailfish license plate, we annually donate 18,000 rods and reels, award $75,000 in grants, and $15,000 in scholarships to programs across Florida. Help kids catch their first fish! Buy your Fish Florida license plate at http://www.eztagfl.com/fv.htmor at a local tag agency.