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STEM TO STERN

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March 27, 2024

Organized and sponsored by Florida Sea Grant, the "Stem to Stern" workshop in November 2023 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center marked a significant gathering in marine conservation and management. This event drew together legal experts, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Anchorage, Boating, Boating Management, Boating Safety, Clean Marina, Coastal, Derelict Vessel, Disaster Preparation, Florida Panhandle, Florida Sea Grant, Giant Salvinia, Marine, Mooring, Northwest Florida, Pontoon Boat, Seagrass, Seagrass Scarring, Vessel Removal Grant, Volunteer Vessel Turn-in Program, VTIP, Waterways
Red Snapper on a bed of ice next to shrimp at seafood market

Seafood for the Holidays!


November 20, 2023

A New Tradition Holiday dinners often involve ham and turkey. After six weeks, you might think turkey is for the birds! In Florida, many families serve a coastal catch or two by adding fresh seafood to their meals during this festive season. ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Food Safety
Tags: Christmas Recipes, Coastal Holiday Meals, Fishwatch, Food Safety, Fresh Fish, Fresh From Florida, Holiday, Holiday Classic, Holiday Recipes, Holiday Seafood, New Tradition, Oyster Dressing, Oysters, Recipes, Safe Oysters, Seafood, Seafood Safety, Selecting Seafood, Thanksgiving Recipes

Join Our Workshop to Manage the Invasion of Cuban Treefrogs!


August 29, 2023

Cuban Treefrogs and Environmental Concerns Discover the fascinating world of Cuban Treefrogs and join us for an exciting workshop aimed at effectively managing their invasion. Led by Dr. Steve Johnson, an expert on Cuban Treefrogs from UF/IFAS ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, U/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Cuban Treefrogs, Dr. Steve Johnson, Environmental Initiative, Invasion, Invasive Species, Management Options, Protect Native Species, UF/IFAS Extension, Workshop
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Native Pollinators: Furrow Bees


August 1, 2023

When you hear the word “pollinator”, what is the first insect that comes to mind? If I had to guess, you would probably say honey bee. European honey bees play an important role in agriculture as pollinators and honey producers, but there ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture
Tags: Bay County, Furrow Bees, Halictid Bees, Halictidae Attracting Native Bees To Your Florida Landscape, Native Pollinators, Sweat Bees

Gearing up for Snapper Season!


June 1, 2023

Welcome to Red Snapper Season 2023! The season began June 1, 2023 at 12:01am for "For Hire" vessels fishing in federal waters and continues through August 25, 2023. For Florida recreational anglers in state waters, the season started a few ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources
Tags: Artificial Reefs, Bay County, Federal Waters, Fishing Charters, Fishing Destinations, Fishing Excursions, Fishing In Florida, Fishing Season, Fishing Spots, Florida, For Hire Vessels, Gulf Of Mexico, LAARS, Large Area Artificial Reef Site, Panama City, Panama City Artificial Reefs, Panama City Beach, Panama City Beach Fishing, Panama City Beach Reefs, Red Snapper, Red Snapper Fishing Techniques, Red Snapper Season, Reef Locations, SAARS E - L, Sherman Site, Snapper Adventure, Snapper Fishing, Snapper Fishing Tips, Snapper Season, State Waters

Emergency Loan Programs for Small Businesses Impacted by Hurricane Ian 


October 9, 2022

Last modified: October 9, 2022 10:00 PM Both the state and federal government have emergency loan programs for small businesses impacted by Hurricane Ian. The table below provides basic information on three of the loan programs and links ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Livestock
Tags: Disaster Assistance, Fishery Disaster, Florida DEO, Hurricane Ian, Marine Industry, SBA, SBDC, Small Business, Small Business Administration
Fishery Disaster damage to marina docks and vessels after Hurricane Michael.

Resources for Florida’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Industries Impacted by Hurricane Ian


October 3, 2022

Last modified: October 10, 2022 9:30 PM Hurricane Ian caused significant damage to large parts of Florida and the state’s fisheries and aquaculture industries were particularly hard hit. Several sources are available for industry members ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Coasts & Marine, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Money Matters, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, U/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Aquaculture, Charterboat, Commercial Fisheries, Commercial Fishing, Disaster Assistance, Fishery Disaster, SBA, SBDC, Shellfish
Orange and Red Sunset over Marsh Shoreline

From Class to Community Action


May 28, 2021

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 Taylor Paynter, Ray Bodrey and Scott Jackson Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bay County, Coastal Restoration, Coastal Systems, Ecosystems, Florida Master Naturalist Program, Gulf County, Scallop Sitters, Scallops
Snorkeling gear and a bag of freshly caught scallops rest on a boat ledge.

Scallop Sitter Volunteer Program Returns to Bay, Gulf, and Franklin Counties


May 12, 2021

Scallop Restoration Efforts Can you remember where you were last spring? The uncertainty of each day seemed to go on forever. We planned several education programs that eventually were canceled or migrated to online events. Scallop Sitters ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Events, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Coastal Restoration, Scallop, Scallop Sitters, Seagrass, Volunteers

Bringing the Future of Florida’s Artificial Reefs into Focus


May 10, 2021

The 2020 Florida Artificial Reef Summit... Still on a Screen Near You. For more than three decades, UF/IFAS Extension and Florida Sea Grant have played a primary leadership role in the evolution of Florida’s artificial reef program. This ... READ MORE

Category: , Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Artificial Reefs, Fisheries, Fisheries Management, Florida Sea Grant, Fwc, Manatee County Extension

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