Carper To Participate in Town Hall Meeting In Ocean City, MD

Defining the Impact of Recreational Fishing on Delmarva Peninsula

OCEAN CITY, MD – Looking to begin a dialogue on ways to preserve large, pelagic fish in the name of recreational fishing and local economic development, Sen. Tom Carper, D-DE, will join Ocean City Mayor Jim Mathias in a town hall meeting Wednesday, Aug. 6, during the annual White Marlin Open. The meeting, which will feature local business leaders, federal officials, ocean scientists and recreational fishing groups, will lay out the economic and environmental dangers of overfishing, as well as the need to find common ground as we look to preserve fish stocks and fishing tournaments like the White Marlin Open. August 6, 2003 WHO: Senator Carper, Ocean City Mayor Jim Mathias
Representatives of the National Marine Fisheries Service, the PEW Oceans Commission, the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna, and the Recreational Fishing Alliance WHAT: Town Hall Meeting on the Impact of Saltwater Recreational Fishing on the Delmarva Peninsula: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 6, 12 pm – 3pm

12 pm- 1 pm
PHOTO-OP: Meet and greet with Sen. Carper, Ocean City Mayor Jim Mathias, and Jim Motsko, head of the Ocean City White Marlin tournament
Harbor Island, 14th St. and the Bay, Ocean City, MD

1 pm – 2:30pm
Town Meeting
Fish Tales Restaurant, Bahia Marina
2107 Herring Way, Ocean, City, MD 2:30 pm -3 pm
Press Availability, Sen. Carper, Mayor Mathias, et. al. WHERE: Ocean City, Maryland