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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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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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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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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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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…

Dr. Sherry Larkin, Florida Sea Grant's Director, testifies via Zoom, before the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

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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Economic Study Examines 2018 Red Tide Impacts Through Shock to Airbnb Market

Natural disasters, like red tide events, disrupt normal daily life within communities and reduce the attractiveness of a destination for tourists. An uptick in the occurrence or severity of such hazardous and disruptive events can have very distinct and catastrophic socioeconomic impacts. From October 2017 to January 2019, a significant red tide event limited access…