SEWE is an exceptionally wide-ranging event with an emphasis on the outdoors, conservation and wildlife, and wildlife-related art. SEWE is considered the nation’s largest wildlife art and nature event and now draws over 40,000 attendees from across the nation, including many who make the trip from the Grand Strand.
The expo is held at several venues centered around downtown Charleston including Charleston Place, Mills House Hotel, Hibernian Hall, Brittlebank Park, Charleston Mariott, Marion Square, Embassy Suites, Charleston Music Hall and Reinert LePrince Fine Art.
A few of the highlights among the many events scheduled for the weekend follow:DockDogs | Birds of Prey
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.sewe.com. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 1-800-514-3849.SAFMC port meetings
The meetings are part of the SAFMC’s Visioning Project which intends to develop a long-term vision for managing the snapper-grouper fishery moving into the future. Many of the meetings will be held at venues located right on the water in fishing hotbeds, starting right here on the Grand Strand.
“This is the fisherman’s chance to throw in their ideas for the future of the snapper-grouper fishery,” said SAFMC council member Chris Conklin of Murrells Inlet.
The first pair of meetings will be held Tuesday at Capt. Dave’s Dockside in Murrells Inlet at 2-4 p.m. for commercial fishermen and 6-8 p.m. for recreational/charter fishermen.
Other meetings in South Carolina are to be held Wednesday in Charleston at a restaurant, The Ordinary, Feb. 17 in Charleston at Haddrells Point Tackle, Feb. 18 in Bluffton at Waddell Mariculture Center and Feb. 20 in Columbia at Best Western Plus.
Meetings will be held in North Carolina in March including March 17 at Ocean Isle Fishing Center’s Wing and Company in Shallotte from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and at Oak Island Town Hall (time TBD).
Those planning to attend the meetings should RSVP either online at www.safmc.net or by calling 843-571-4366.N.C. trout fishing closed
The closure applies to both commercial and recreational fishermen.
Cold stun events were confirmed last Friday and Saturday in several coastal rivers, bays and creeks including the Pamlico, Alligator, Pungo, Scuppernong, Trent, Neuse and Cape Fear rivers; Chocowinity, Blounts and Chadwick bays; and Slades, Bath, Cahooque, Hancock and Spooners creeks.
The waters in Brunswick County, including Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach, appear to have largely avoided the trout stun/kill.
Under N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission rules, the spotted seatrout season automatically closes in inland waters when it closes in adjacent coastal waters.