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Category: Conservation

Summertime Dive Safety And Dive Flag Awareness!

Snorkeling and diving are some of my favorite activities that I get to enjoy more often during the summer! The water is warm, scallop season has opened, lobster season is just around the corner and… Read More

Who Needs A Fishing License? Florida License Free Fishing Days?!

Have you ever had a family member or buddy who you wanted to take fishing, but they didn’t want to purchase a fishing license? Have you always wanted to try fishing but didn’t want to… Read More

Gulf Amberjack Closes While Gag Grouper Opens June 1st! Also, What’s Barotrauma? Reef Fish Surveys?

Greater amberjack season will be closed in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters starting June 1st and will reopen August 1st– October 31st 2020. These jacks are still open on the Atlantic side if… Read More

Florida Is So Nice Everything Wants To Live Here, Including Non-Native Animals And Plants!

“Invasions of exotic species cost Floridians over $500 million per year” -Ivegot1.org. May 16th-23rd is Florida Invasive Species Awareness Week and there will be plenty of educational resources to check out during this time to… Read More

Amberjacks? A Complete Guide Of What You Need To Know Before The Season Opens.

Greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) season is opening this Friday May 1-31st and again August 1st– October 31st in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters here in Florida (regulations here). I thought this would be… Read More

COVID Cane Toad Removal

With many Floridians following the Governor’s safer at home order, homeowners have gotten to know their yard and neighborhood landscaping extremely well! One activity you can participate in while on your walks is the removal… Read More

Year-Round Lobster Season in Southwest Florida?!

Year-round lobster seasons?! Besides the Caribbean spiny lobster (Pannulirus argus), there are 3 other commonly found species of lobster in Florida, the spotted spiny lobster (Panulrius guttatus), Spanish lobster (Scyllarides aequinoctialis) and the ridged slipper… Read More

A Southwest Florida Guide to Everything You Want to Know About Spiny Lobster!

Florida spiny lobster season occurs every year from August 6th-March 31st! Grab some delicious bugs while the season is open and enjoy some fresh from Florida seafood. Read the rest of the blog for information… Read More

Inshore Fishing Is Hot In SWFL But Remember To Check The Regulations!

A friendly reminder as anglers may have some extra fishing time that there has been a change in inshore fishing regulations. Snook, red drum and spotted seatrout are closed to harvest from Gordon’s pass North… Read More

Event: Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance Orchid Show

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UF IFAS Extension Collier County and Collier County Parks and Recreation are pleased to join with area orchid enthusiasts to present Orchids in the Park.  A local Orchid Show and Sale located at the North… Read More