Hello Friends and Field Stations,

The 17th Great Annual Fish Count is rapidly approaching. We are counting on you to reach out to your divers and local communities this July and get them involved in some fun marine conservation through fish-watching.

The success of the GAFC depends on local volunteers willing to organize fish ID seminars and survey dives. There have been many creative ideas over the years for organizing and hosting fish ID talks and survey dives. We challenge you to put on your thinking caps and see what you can come up with!

The event website, www.fishcount.org, is being updated for the 2008 program. We have a host of information available on the site, including ideas to help you organize and conduct fish survey activities with your divers. In the mean time, if you have any questions about the planning of your event, please don't hesitate to contact our GAFC coordinator at gafc@reef.org or call me directly at 305-852-0030 ext 0 (and then hit the # key).

Thanks for your support!