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New Report Increases Access to Timely Market Information for Gulf IFQ Fishermen and Dealers

The new ‘IFQ Monthly Pricing Report’ makes available timely information on Gulf IFQ prices (ex-vessel, allocation, and quota share) previously unavailable to fishermen and dealers in the industry. A new, bimonthly report out of Florida Sea Grant is providing a snapshot of the Gulf of Mexico red snapper and grouper-tilefish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) markets…

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NOAA Hollings scholar supports national coral disease response in partnership with Florida Sea Grant

Sophie Maginnes, a rising senior studying both environmental science and biology with a concentration in marine science and conservation at Duke University, is a recent recipient of the NOAA Hollings Scholarship. Maginnes discovered her passion for coral restoration during her time at Duke, during which she had the opportunity to take classes and conduct research…

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New Florida Friendly Angler course teaches how to protect fisheries and the environment

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), UF/IFAS Extension, and Florida Sea Grant have teamed up to develop the Florida Friendly Angler course. This FREE online course is for both new anglers and experienced fishermen looking to educate themselves on fisheries management and up their fishing game by learning skills and practices that help…

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FOWA Scholarship for Outdoor Communicators Now Accepting Applications for 2022-23

Florida Sea Grant is now accepting applications for the 2022-23 Florida Outdoor Writers Association (FOWA) Scholarship for Outdoor Communicators from Florida university students whose careers goals are to communicate to the public a love and appreciation for the outdoor experience. Applications are due to Florida Sea Grant by 11:59 p.m. EST, on June 20, 2022.…

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One-Day Online Seafood HACCP Training Offered By Florida and Virginia Sea Grant

Join food safety specialists from Florida and Virginia Sea Grant on June 23 for a one-day online course to receive essential Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) training for fish and fishery products. This Segment II course is designed for seafood processing and importing industry members and regulatory officials who have already completed the…

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Mary Reed Is The Winner Of The 2022 Skoch Scholarship

Credit: Susan J. Cole Each year, Florida Sea Grant awards the $1000 Skoch Scholarship to an outstanding high school senior competing in the State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida. The scholarship recognizes promising young researchers in a coastal or marine science-related field. This year’s winner is Mary Reed, a senior in the International Baccalaureate…

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Gulf Reef Fish Anglers: Help Reef Fish Survive With Free Release Tools From Return Em Right

Originally published on ReturnEmRight.org Return ‘Em Right is launching its program to offshore anglers throughout the Gulf of Mexico today. By participating in a short online review of best practices anglers can receive free release gear valued at $100 to help reef fish survive release. Each year, more than 10 million federally-managed reef fish are…

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Aylesworth Scholarship Award Now Accepting Applications for 2022-23

Florida Sea Grant is now accepting applications for the 2022-23 Aylesworth Scholarship Award from Florida university students conducting research in the marine sciences. Applications are due to Florida Sea Grant by 11:59 p.m. EST, on June 1, 2022. The competition is open to any undergraduate or graduate student who is enrolled full-time at one of…

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Coastal Resource Managers & Stakeholders: Help Us Improve Educational Programming on Boating & Waterway Management in Florida

A new, online version of Florida’s Stem-to-Stern program—which originally engaged participants through a multi-day conference—is in the works. The program’s planning team is looking for Florida boaters, waterfront residents and businesses, and practitioners to participate in a short survey to help identify current issues for guiding educational content in boating and waterway management topics. Boating…

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