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Marine Science Center Events


Wednesday, April 15 : 9 am - noon

718 Fisherman's Wharf
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
$20.00 PP

Working Waterfront Guided Tour - 04/15/20

They discovered it by accident in the dark of the night, and by the time full moon shone, the Pink Gold Rush was on. Florida shrimpers first netted the nocturnal pink shrimp in 1949, bringing a frenzy of fisherman to Fort Myers Beach, ready to pan sweet, delicious "pink gold." Hundreds of boats once offloaded at the local shrimp docks. Today, fewer than 40 come to port as development, economics, and the environment take their toll on a once vibrant industry and a way of life, Through seven decades, shrimpers have struggled against adversity.

Learn firsthand about the Fort Myers Beach Shrimping Industry and the San Carlos Island Working Waterfront. The Ostego Bay Marine Science Centers offers a guided tour of the Fort Myers Beach Working Waterfront Commercial Shrimp Fishing Industry. The Working Waterfront is a community of servicing organizations which supports the local commercial fishing industry. You'll learn about Florida's Pink Shrimp and see first hand what it takes to support this this multi million dollar industry, from unloading to retail, welding shops to the net house. This is our effort to preserve the cultural heritage of this unique and historic maritime community and you get to learn all about our local seafood.

Click HERE now to register.

Call the Marine Science Center at 239-765-8101 for further information.

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DIRECTIONS TO THE OSTEGO BAY MARINE SCIENCE CENTER

Ostego Bay Foundation, Inc. - A member supported organization
718 Fisherman's Wharf - Fort Myers Beach, Florida 33931 - 239-765-8101
info@ostegobay.org