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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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Florida Sea Grant Director Testifies at Congressional Climate Hearing

On April 1, Florida Sea Grant Director Dr. Sherry Larkin testified before the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis on the potential of new, nature-based solutions that support the health of our coastal and marine ecosystems. These solutions, Larkin stated, have been proven to improve our coastal habitats, strengthen our communities’ ability to…

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Save The Date For Goliath Grouper! The 13th Annual Count Will Take Place This June

Save the date for goliath grouper! The 13th Annual Great Goliath Grouper Count is scheduled to take place June 1–14, 2022. The Great Goliath Grouper Count is a stakeholder driven effort, made possible through collaboration with Florida Sea Grant, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and county partners. Every year, this project provides a “snapshot” of goliath grouper abundance and…

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Over 1,600 Boaters in Florida Have Pledged To Be Seagrass Safe—Will You?

Over 28 ‘Scars Hurt’ outreach signs are placed at boat ramps around Florida and internationally in Tasmania, Australia and the Seychelles. Interested in sponsoring a sign in your community? Email beseagrasssafe@gmail.com. Since 2015, Florida Sea Grant and UF/IFAS Extension’s Be Seagrass Safe campaign has educated Florida’s boaters and coastal communities alike about the devastating impact…

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