Beginning June 3, volunteer divers and anglers around the state join Florida Sea Grant agents and FWC scientists to count the large and charismatic goliath grouper as part of the seventh annual Great Goliath Grouper Count.
Brittany Hall-Scharf, a former fisheries biologist with the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, has been named the Florida Sea Grant agent with UF/IFAS Extension for Hernando County.
Through the past seven decades, fishing families in Southwest Florida have faced years of prosperity and years of adversity, and their fishery traditions have left an indelible stamp on Florida’s cultural heritage. Their remarkable stories and prospects for survival have been captured in two films documenting the saga of the seafood industry in Fort Myers…
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.