Marine entrepreneurs invited to learn how preserving coral reefs will safeguard businesses

Released on: 4/17/2006

SOUTHEAST FLORIDA – The Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative is sponsoring a series of free workshops for the marine tourism industry during May 2006 entitled “Coral Reefs & Sustainable Marine Tourism: Protect Your Business by Protecting Your Reef.  The workshops will feature international and local experts discussing the socioeconomic value of the coral reefs, innovative local solutions and market sustainability. Interactive discussions will explore emerging issues and encourage reef conservation as a best management practice.

The workshops, presented by the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL), will be held in Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Broward Counties, and pre-registration is required. To register and for more information, contact the workshop facilitator, Dr. Alex Brylske, Dive Training Magazine Training Editor, at (239) 281-1197 or

The workshops will take place:

 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. May 3, 2006

Broward County Workshop

Broward County Extension Office

Davie, Florida


8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. May 6, 2006

Miami-Dade Workshop

Barry University’s Landon Student Union Building

Miami Shores, Florida


6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  May 10, 2006 and May 11, 2006

Palm Beach County Workshop

Palm Beach County Extension Service, Clayton Hutcheson Building

West Palm Beach, Florida

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