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.
Two graduate students at Florida universities have received the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, recognizing their outstanding achievement in marine and coastal policy research. The following winners have relocated to Washington, D.C. for one year to work with policymakers in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. Andrew Rubin, University of Miami Robert…
The UF Oyster Recovery Team, established in 2013 to help restore Apalachicola Bay’s collapsed oyster fishery, has just released results of a community listening session.
Researchers at the University of Florida and Old Dominion University have joined together to testing transplant techniques to restore the shallow-water sponge community before it is too late.
Matthew Nuttall, a doctoral student, plans to study the stock assessment of Gulf menhaden during his time as a NOAA National Marine Fisheries Population Dynamics fellow.
Editor’s note: February 12, 2015 — The introduction of lures to Caribbean fishermen is not meant to suggest that the use of bait in the U.S. commercial and offshore sport-fisheries is not sustainable and should be replaced by lures. To the contrary, lures are being tested as a sustainable complement to the use of bait to…
As planning gets underway for the 2015 Statewide Artificial Reef Summit, Florida Sea Grant continues to assist coastal communities with the deployment of new reef materials.
Here is your chance to enjoy a family fun-filled day along the Sarasota Bay shoreline in the historic fishing village of Cortez. Come see a piece of what old-time Florida looks like and learn more about Florida’s commercial fishing heritage.
The all-new Catch and Release: Ways you can help saltwater fish survive! brochure features a section on deep-water release techniques for snapper, grouper and other reef fish.