Dokken speaks during National Geographic workshop in Galveston

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GALVESTON, Texas - November 2, 2021 - The Gulf of Mexico Foundation’s President/CEO Dr. Quenton Dokken presented the opening remarks at the Texas Marine Recreation Community Workshop hosted by the National Geographic Society in Galveston, Texas, today.

His presentation, “The Gulf of Mexico - Richness, Diversity, Value and Threats to its Productivity,” set the tone for a day-long discussion among the 80 participants. They discussed how environmental challenges affect the marine recreation industry and came up with possible solutions to those challenges.

National Geographic’s Ocean Initiative hosted the free workshop designed for the marine recreation community, including boat/dive charter companies, dive shops, park rangers and lifeguards. Participants discussed what they have done to motivate and inspire guests to be stewards of the ocean environment and how they can be a part of ocean conservation to ensure a future for continued ocean recreation. The event was held in the Historic Hotel Galvez from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm.