Great Annual Fish Count Events

2013
Jul 27

GAFC Charleston: Diving

Event Type: Dives
Region: Florida / Gulf of Mexico

Diving: Sugarbowl Reef and Ledge system

$120-$10 off if you conduct surveys

Location: Charleston Scuba Dive Shop

Fish Count Dive Saturday July 27th

How to sign up: Call the shop at 843-763-3483

This event is linked with the free GAFC Fish ID seminar: Thursday July 25th, 6:30 PM

 

If you would like to turn this free seminar into a Fish ID speciality please let us know. (Cost of speciality is $125)

Registration Instructions:
Call the shop at 843-763-3483
2013
Jul 27

REEF GAFC at Beaver Harbour, NB

Event Type: Dives
Region: Northeast

  • GAFC: Great Annual Fish Count
  • REEF Representatives will be onboard and ready to help divers conduct REEF surveys.
  • FREE fish ID seminar offered in the weeks leading up to the event, at the local Dive Shack, to refresh or learn fish ID skills.
  • BBQ and event to follow.

This event is linked to:

  • GAFC at Tommy's/Carrying Cove, NB on July 13, 2013 (Lori-Beth Armstrong)
  • GAFC at Deer Island Campground, NB on July 20, 2013 (Mike Murphy)

Contact Eric Paquet: paquet.eric@gmail.com

Registration Instructions:
paquet.eric@gmail.com
2013
Jul 25
6:30pm

GAFC Charleston SC Fish ID Class

Event Type: Seminars
Region: Florida / Gulf of Mexico

Free GAFC Fish ID seminar: Thursday July 25th, 6:30 PM

Location: Charleston Scuba Dive Shop

How to sign up: Call the shop at 843-763-3483

If you would like to turn this free seminar into a Fish ID speciality please let us know.

(Cost of speciality is $125)This event is linked with Fish Count Dive Saturday July 27th

Dive: Sugarbowl reef and Ledge system, $120-$10 off if you conduct surveys

Registration Instructions:
Call the shop at 843-763-3483
2013
Jul 21

GAFC PNW: Porteau Cove Fish ID class/dives & BBQ

Event Type: Dives
Region: Pacific Coast (PAC)

GAFC Shore-Based Field Surveys: Join Ocean Pro Divers REEF Representatives for a shore dive or snorkel and learn how to do a REEF Survey!

  • Free
  • Participants will need to bring all their own gear including a buddy and tanks if diving
  • Ocean Pro Divers will offer a 25% discount on all gear rentals or fish ID books for participants.
  • Loaner REEF Slates and Fish ID books will be available, and REEF Survey Forms will be provided.  

Social Event - BBQ - Survey dive/snorkel will be followed by a BBQ for all participants, friends and family.  BBQ fee is $10.

How to sign up: Ocean Pro Divers by phone at 604 538 5608 or via email at dive@oceanprodivers.com

 

 

2013
Jul 20

REEF GAFC at Deer Island, NB

Event Type: Dives
Region: Northeast

There will be a GAFC: Great Annual Fish Count (our second) at Deer Island Campground at the following slack tides:

High Tide is 10:02 and Low Tide is 16:10, all times are NB times.

  • Divers are also encouraged to do the Early Drift.  All dives are for Advanced divers (due to currents, low vis and low temps) or should be lead by experienced local divers. 
  • There will be giveaways for divers.
  • Just like last year all divers will be encouraged to go to Spirit of the Island Restaurant for a meal. 
  • A free Fish ID seminar will be organized at The Dive Shack in July.

If you are interested please contact: michaeljmurphy17@gmail.com

This event is linked to:

  • GAFC at Carrying/Tommy's Cove, NB on July 13, 2013 (Lori-Beth Armstrong).
  • GAFC at Beaver Harbour, NB on July 27, 2013 (Eric Paquet).

 

 

Registration Instructions:
Contact: michaeljmurphy17@gmail.com
2013
Jul 13
8:00am

CAL GAFC: Survey dives and BBQ at Lovers Point

Event Type: Dives
Region: Pacific Coast (PAC)

 

Fish Survey Dive and BBQ, Saturday, July 13, 8am at Lovers Point Beach, Pacific Grove. Sponsored by the Dive Club of Silicon Valley: Please RSVP DCoSV@DCoSV.org

2013
Jul 13
to
Jul 14

PNW GAFC: Hood Canal Dives

Event Type: Dives
Region: Pacific Coast (PAC)

 

Come  join us and participate in the 2013 Great Annual Fish Count. Hydrosports  Dive and Travel, a REEF Field Station will host two activities as part of the annual event held during the month of July. The Great Annual Fish Count Activities are held each year to introduce divers and snorkelers to fish watching and to increase awareness of our marine resources.

FISH Survey Dives

Take your new knowledge of PNW fishes and join us for survey/ fun dives to be held on July 13th and 14th in the Hoodsport area of the Hood Canal. Underwater survey paper and Reef Slates will be available at the Yellow House in Hoodsport, as well as suggestions for dive sites.  Fish ID Reference books and resources will be available at the Yellow house July 13th and 14th.

Anyone can participate; (and attendance at the ID class is not required to participate in the dives).

Limited space is available for lodging at the Yellow house in Hoodsport, Wa. Contact Mark Fisher at Hydrosports Dive and Travel to reserve your space. mark@hydrosports.com  Or contact Carol Cline at cccline@hotmail.com for further information and with any questions. Camping and hotels are also available in the area.

Please RSVP or send us an email if you plan to attend either event.

Hydrosports Dive and Travel 503-304-5383

Carol/Gregg Cline 503-391-5969 or cell 503-851-3538

This event is linked with the Fish Identification Class to be held Wednesday evening June 26th  from 6 pm to 9pm at Hydrosports Dive and Travel

 

2013
Jul 13

New England Aquarium's GAFC

Event Type: Dives
Region: Northeast

This will be the 12th year for the event, and we consistantly have the largest single-day fish count in the country!  Dives will be conducted all over New England in the morning, then divers will meet at Stage Fort Park for a BBQ, raffle prizes and to tally the survey numbers.

There will be a New England fish ID course at our general meeting on June 19th.  The meeting is open to everyone, more info at http://www.neadc.org

Register by visiting http://www.neadc.org/gafc/

Questions? Contact Steve Whitford webmaster@neadc.org

Registration Instructions:
Register by visiting http://www.neadc.org/gafc/
2013
Jul 13

REEF GAFC at Tommy's / Carrying Cove, NB

Event Type: Dives
Region: Northeast

This is a REEF GAFC: Great Annual Fish Count survey dive at Tommy's / Carrying Cove.  This dive site is an easy entry, low current site, great for new divers as well as those with more experience.

There will also be an ID class held at The Dive Shack prior to this dive. Stay tuned.

To register contact Loribeth Armstrong: loribeth_armstrong@rogers.com

This event is linked to:

  • GAFC at Deer Island Campground, NB on July 20, 2013 (Mike Murphy).
  • GAFC at Beaver Harbour, NB on July 27, 2013 (Eric Paquet).

   

 

Registration Instructions:
loribeth_armstrong@rogers.com
2013
Jul 7
9:00am

GAFC Fish ID Class and Dives: Jupiter FL

Event Type: Seminars
Region: Florida / Gulf of Mexico

 

July 7th 9am

Jupiter Dive Center

Call the shop to reserve spot(s) 561-745-7807

Free Fish ID class/REEF presentation in the morning

2 Tank afternoon dive to do surveys

Author/Photographer/Marine Life expert Paul Humann will be here for a book signing and to dive in the afternoon!

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