Category: Coasts & Marine

A party with a purpose! Mark your calendars for the 2018 Cortez Fishing Festival

Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival February 17th & 18th, 2018 This year marks the 36th anniversary of the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival! Every February for almost four decades, people have gathered in one of Florida’s last true fishing villages… Read More

Planning for People and Pisces: Florida Sea Grant supports regional Artificial Reef Workshops

The next Southwest Florida Artificial Reef Workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Register Today! Artificial reefs contribute significantly to local economies, providing recreational opportunities for anglers and divers, and generating at least $3.1 billion of economic… Read More

One fish, two fish, where’s that huge fish? Collaborative efforts inform Goliath grouper management

Goliath grouper are one of Florida’s most iconic fish. Capable of reaching sizes greater than 7 feet in total length and weighing in at over 700 pounds, this fish is not afraid of much of anything. A reef… Read More

Loving the Florida Master Naturalist Program in Manatee County

Photo of the sun rising over Lake Alice, Gainesville Floida

Joining the Master Naturalist Training Program in Florida is a wonderful experience for residents and visitors too.  The program introduces many facets of Florida ecology. You will learn about the fauna (wildlife and invasive species too) and the… Read More