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Category: NATURAL RESOURCES

It’s Time to Start Smelling Something “Fishy” on Your Plate

Co-authored by Holly Abeels, Beth Shephard, and Andrea Lazzari Who here likes eating seafood? Well, you’re not alone. Americans’ weekly consumption of seafood has stayed around 5 ounces per week for the past 30 years…. Read More

Friends Groups offer continued learning for Florida Master Naturalists

We’re highlighting all things Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) in 2021 as the program marks its 20th anniversary. To learn more about FMNP, view the first blog post here. By Holly Abeels & Katherine Clements… Read More

The Alligatorweed Stem Borer: Unsung Hero of Aquatic Weed Management

Growing up along a creek that snaked its way through my hometown in the Mississippi Delta, I knew more than most people my age about alligatorweed, the invasive water-impeding amaranth weed species clogging waterways across… Read More

Scholarship Opportunity for the Florida Friendly Fishing Guide Certification

grouper recently caught on a boat

In June 2020 I wrote a blog post about the Florida Friendly Fishing Guide Certification. As a recap, this online course teaches best practices for catch and release fishing to Florida fishing guides. Each lesson… Read More

Fish with a Florida Friendly Fishing Guide

Fishing with guides Fishing is a great pastime and Florida is a great place to do it! Each year, millions of anglers visit the state’s waters to take part in the fun. Recreational fishing is… Read More