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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Scott Jackson, UF/IFAS Extension Bay County and Florida Sea Grant Agent
Special to the News Herald
The problems associated with “derelict vessels” are many. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Derelict Vessel ... READ MORE
By L. Scott Jackson UF/IFAS Extension Bay County and Florida Sea Grant | Special to The News Herald
Beginning later this month, new artificial reefs will be deployed in Bay County, with more scheduled through the end of 2020. Reefs ... READ MORE
The Hurricane Michael Debris Removal Team Wants to Hear from You!
Need a Hurricane Michael-impacted vessel removed? The Hurricane Michael Marine Debris Removal Project team wants to help! UF/IFAS Extension and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation ... READ MORE