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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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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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Remembering Don Sweat, One of Florida Sea Grant’s First Marine Extension Agents

Over Don’s 33-year career, he made numerous advancements in the fields of aquaculture, commercial fisheries and marine education. These advancements led to changes in state laws and regulations, particularly in the sponge industry. Florida Sea Grant has lost one of its most cherished friends as well as one of its true pioneers, Don Sweat. He…

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Save The Date For Goliath Grouper! The 12th Annual Count Will Take Place This June

Save the date for goliath grouper! The 12th Annual Great Goliath Grouper Count is scheduled to take place June 1–14, 2021. 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, the project provides a “snapshot”…