Friday, February 10, 2012

Inshore Fishing and Treasured Lands

The inshore fishing industry is just as powerful (if not more)
in terms of economic return. Learn more from guest
Rufus Wakeman, angler and owner of River Palms Cottages
and Fish Camp in Jensen Beach, Florida.

Photo courtesy of River Palms Cottages and Fish Camp.
This week, Talkin’ Tourism has the pleasure of speaking with Rufus Wakeman.  Rufus is the owner of River Palms Cottages and Fish Camp located in Jensen Beach, Florida.  Created in 1998, River Palms Cottages and Fish Camp is a very special and unique facility that provides guests with an “Old Florida State of Mind” experience.

The inshore fishing industry is a very strong part of the overall marine tourism component throughout Florida and many regions across the globe.  River Palms Cottages and Fish Camp has been instrumental in promoting the inshore fishery of the Jensen Beach/Treasure Coast area through numerous outdoor writers gatherings such as the DOA Lure Outdoor Writers Festival and the DOA Lures Paddlers event. While a lot of “ink” has been given to the sailfish sportfishing industry, the inshore fishing industry is just as powerful (if not more powerful) in terms of overall economic return. Talkin’ Tourism is thrilled to have Rufus share his knowledge with us and our listeners.

Keeping with the “outdoor/environmental theme” of the show, we are also pleased to have Chuck Barrowclough, executive director of the Treasured Lands Foundation, as an additional guest. Chuck is perhaps the most notable conservation and sensitive lands expert in the area.  Chuck will preview for our listeners an upcoming event featuring author Richard Louv. Mr. Louv is a journalist and author of eight books centering around the connection between family, nature and community.  In 2008, Louv was awarded the Audubon Medal, presented by the National Audubon Society. Where will this event take place?  You will have to listen to the show to get all of the details.

What else?  Well, Talkin' Tourism host Gary Guertin has some “BREAKING NEWS” regarding the continued development of the relationship between the Islands of the Bahamas and the Treasure Coast.
You will not want to miss the announcement!

"See you" from Sailfish Marina on Friday, (February 10) at 10:05 a.m. Catch the show on your radio dial on WPSL1590 AM or on your computer screen at

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