Agriculture Press Release

October 20, 1998

Captain Put Featured at Apalachicola Seafood Festival

TALLAHASSEE "Captain Put," a decorative boat that promotes Florida seafood, will be on display November 6-8 at the 35th Annual Florida Seafood Festival in Apalachicola.

Captain Put is part of an exhibit produced by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture. Donated by the Southeastern Fisheries Association and Raffield Fisheries Inc., the 14-foot boat is named in memory of B.J. Putman, a world-class charter boat fisherman.

The boat displays gear used by fishermen and provides an informative look into Floridas important seafood industry. Educational materials and recipes will be distributed by Department representatives at the Captain Put exhibit. Captain Put makes appearances at seafood festivals and other agricultural events throughout Florida.

For information about Floridas seafood, aquaculture and marine life industries, contact the Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture at (850) 488-0163 or visit the web sites at: www.fl-seafood.com or www.fl-aquaculture.com .


For more information:

Cindy Quincey
(850) 488-0163

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