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The Sportfishing Conservancy, NOAA Fisheries and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary will be conducting a Best Practices Workshop on June 12, 2013, in Plymouth, Massachusetts, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

The free event will bring together anglers, guides, fisheries managers and marine scientists, who will discuss ways to improve catch and release techniques and increase fish survival.

Additional sessions will cover efforts to reduce whale/fishing gear interactions and ideas for cooperative research and data sharing. To register for the workshop (to be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, Home Depot Plaza off Exit 5, Route 3), contact the sanctuary by calling (781-545-8026 ext. 201) or email

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