Apalachicola Bay Oyster Situation Report

This report summarizes efforts conducted through the University of Florida Oyster Recovery Team, in collaboration with various stakeholders, to describe conditions in Apalachicola Bay prior to and after a historic collapse of the oyster fishery. The report characterizes conditions in the bay, reviews possible causes for the fishery collapse, and outlines a plan for future…

Adaptive planning workshop April 19 in Davie

Adaptive Planning for Coastal Change: Legal Issues for Local Government. April 19, 2013, Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center, Davie, Fla. On April 19, Florida Sea Grant, with support from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, worked with the Palm Beach County Planning Congress, the Florida Coastal Management Program, the Environmental & Land Use…

Tips for avoiding fake grouper

Grouper is one of Florida’s most valuable commercial fisheries. In 2011 over 6.9 million pounds were landed in the state with an estimated dockside value of over $19 million. However,because of its economic value, popularity among consumers, and limited supply, grouper has been the target of species substitution and mislabeling by some wholesalers, restaurants, and…

Wallat named Taylor County extension agent

In his position, Geoff Wallat will implement programs for the Florida Sea Grant College Program that promote the sustainable use of natural resources in Florida’s coastal living areas. He will also be responsible for IFAS extension programs in areas such as water use and conservation, 4-H, forestry and wildlife management. Wallat has more than 22 years…

How will climate change affect restoration of the Florida Everglades?

Download the final report How will changes in future climate, including rising sea level, increased temperature and evaporation, and perhaps less rainfall and longer droughts, affect the success of the ongoing multi-billion dollar Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program? The effects could be dire, and climate change needs to be factored into restoration planning, according to Everglades…