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Category: Natural Resources

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 the Southeastern U.S…. 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 plan focuses on… 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 a major part… Read More

New Federal South Atlantic Fishing Regulations: Descending Device Required On-Board

Fish being held with a descending device attached

Beginning July 15, all recreational, commercial, and for-hire vessels will be required to have a working descending device on-board and readily available when fishing for any of the fish in the snapper-grouper complex in federal waters of the… Read More

Sardines and Avocado Toast: Florida Seafood at Your Fingertips LIVE

seafood dip and crackers, sardines and avocado toast, grilled fish on plate, Florida Seafood at Your Fingertips LIVE

The top 3 places people in Florida frequently buy seafood from are restaurants, the grocery store, and local seafood markets. So far this year, Americans are cooking more seafood at home. Seafood is a healthy part of your… Read More

Celebrating 50 years of Earth Day – Reducing Consumption

Co-authors: Holly Abeels, Alicia Betancourt, and Dr. Ashley Smyth April 22, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The theme for this year’s Earth Day is “climate action”. Climate change is the biggest challenge the world faces… Read More

Celebrating 50 years of Earth Day – Reducing Vehicle Emissions

Co-authors: Holly Abeels, Alicia Betancourt, and Dr. Ashley Smyth April 22, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The theme for this year’s Earth Day is “climate action”. Climate change is the biggest challenge the world faces… Read More

Celebrating 50 years of Earth Day – Reducing Food Waste

Co-authors: Holly Abeels, Alicia Betancourt, and Dr. Ashley Smyth April 22, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The theme for this year’s Earth Day is “climate action”. Climate change is the biggest challenge the world faces… Read More

Celebrating 50 Years of Earth Day – Energy Efficiency

Co-authors: Holly Abeels, Alicia Betancourt, and Dr. Ashley Smyth April 22, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The theme for this year’s Earth Day is “climate action”. Climate change is the biggest challenge the world faces… Read More