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April 12, 2010

Marine fishing tournament

DNR Saltwater Tournament Information Program gearing up for 2010 season

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Marine Resources Division is preparing for the 2010 saltwater tournament fishing season and would like to remind all Tournament Organizers of the current state regulations.  There are several forms that are necessary for each tournament to complete.  Most importantly, the Application for a Marine Event form must be completed and submitted to DNR Law Enforcement 30 days prior to your event. 
The application (Pdf file) can be printed from the DNR website. 
In addition, DNR Office of Fisheries Management is asking for Tournament Organizers to submit tournament results on a voluntary basis to increase the landings data available to fisheries managers for review.  DNR can in return provide Tournament Organizers with services to better facilitate your tournament’s success, including advertising your Tournament dates and contact information on the DNR Fishing Tournament Calendar and offering certified scales to be borrowed for your event.  To insure that your saltwater fishing tournament is in compliance with state and federal regulations it is important that you contact the DNR Office of Fisheries Management.   
To request a Saltwater Tournament forms or other information please contact:

            Amy Dukes
            Office of Fisheries Management
            PO Box 12559
            Charleston, SC  29422-2559
            (843) 953-9365

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