Jim Cantonis is president of Acme Sponge and Chamois of Tarpon Springs, Fla., a successful processor and wholesaler of marine sponges and sheepskin chamois products sold around the world. Florida Sea Grant contributes to the company’s success by conducting research in the biology of marine sponges that helps ensure the sustainability of the commercial fishery. Q: Tell us about the sponge industry in Florida. Cantonis:…
The winners are Jenny Adler, a Ph.D. student in interdisciplinary ecology with a focus in journalism; Carrie Schuman, a Ph.D. student in interdisciplinary ecology with a focus in fisheries and aquatic sciences; and Jordan Skaggs, an M.S. student in fisheries and aquatic sciences.
The fellowship provides up to three years of funding to outstanding Ph.D. candidates who study ways to improve the sustainability of fish stocks that are commercially or recreationally valuable.
Up to 40 boats and 150 snorkelers are needed to help monitor and document the health and status of the bay scallop population.
In this seminar, scientists will present the latest fisheries-related research about the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and dispersant application on Gulf of Mexico habitats, communities, and individual species.
The lecture will take place Thursday, March 19, at 3:30 p.m. at the Florida Institute of Technology Department of Biological Sciences in room LSB 130. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The free program will take place Friday, March 13, at 2:45 p.m. at 7922 NW 71st Street in Gainesville, Fla. The public is invited to attend.
The free program will take place Thursday, February 19, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 209 of the Biology building at the University of Central Florida. The public is invited to attend.
Its beginnings were humble. Music, clog dancing, smoked mullet and fish chowder were among the big draws for the first one-day festival. Organizers were hoping a few hundred folks would show up. To their surprise, over a thousand people descended on the historic fishing village of Cortez to gorge on delicious seafood and enjoy the…
Fishermen, fisheries scientists and members of the artificial reef community now have the opportunity to watch archived online coverage of the 2015 Florida Artificial Reef Summit.