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Declaration of Fishery Resource Disaster Update for Hurricane Michael (as of November 23, 2018)

Fishery Disaster damage to marina docks and vessels after Hurricane Michael.

Florida Governor Scott requested Fishery Disaster Assistance because of Hurricane Michael October 23, and the US Secretary of Commerce official responded with a determination letter providing additional disaster assistance to impacted fishing businesses and individuals October 31, 2018…. Read More

Celebrate Outdoors – Family Fishing Power!

By L. Scott Jackson | Celebrate Outdoors, The News Herald Fish are special animals ordained with super powers to connect generations of families, friends, and communities. Fishing skills and experiences gained in one’s life are handed off to… Read More

Ready for Northwest Florida Artificial Reef Workshop Wednesday February 22

Researchers from University of West Florida recently estimated the value of Artificial Reefs to Florida’s coastal economy. Bay County artificial reefs provide 49.02 million dollars annually in personal income to local residents.  Bay County ranks 8th in the… Read More

NISAW 2016 – Working together to remove Giant Salvinia (Salvinia molesta) from Northwest Florida

    Matthew Phillips and Scott Jackson – UF/IFAS Extension and Research works with many partners supporting invasive species management actions and strategies across Florida. One key partner is the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conserva­tion Commission (FWC), Invasive… Read More

Bay County Reefs two F101 Fighter Jets

        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Valerie Sale Public Information Officer Phone: (850) 248-8170 Cell: (850) 814-6122 vsale@baycountyfl.gov UPDATE: Bay County deployment of jets rescheduled for Friday F101 Voodoos, prefabricated modules to be placed along… Read More

Fisheries Management and Artificial Reefs

Definitely one of the highlights of our Northwest Florida Artificial Reef Workshop earlier this year (2013) – The panel discussion and presentations from Bill Lindberg, Bob Shipp, Will Patterson, and Luiz Barbieri.  You can access the archieved presentations… Read More

Save the Date: Artificial Reef Workshop Feb. 19 & 20th (Date Change!)

Please save the date for the 2013 Northwest Florida Regional Artificial Reef Workshop sponsored by Florida Sea Grant and FWC, to be held at the Niceville Community Center in Niceville, FL on Wednesday-Thursday, February 19-20, 2013. (Change due… Read More