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Recreational Scalloping Season 2020


June 3, 2020

Recreational bay scallop season is quickly approaching! Thousands of residents and visitors will flock to the shallow coastal areas of Florida's Big Bend to go scalloping and seek out their limit of the sweet and tasty meat. Recreational boating ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Events, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Boating, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Fisheries, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, InsideNatureCoast, Pledge, Recreation, Research, Scalloping, Seagrass, Seagrass Scarring

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic
Catching and taking fin clippings from snook fish off of Hernando Beach for UF/IFAS Sea Grant research with Becca Burton, Hernando County Extension agent Brittany Scharf, and Emma Pistole of the Nature Coast Biological Station on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

Become a Florida Friendly Fishing Guide


September 1, 2019

Did you know that small boat captain licenses in Florida increased 27% since 2009? This rapid growth in the for-hire fishing guide sector speaks to the vast popularity of recreational fishing in Florida. It can be difficult to set yourself apart ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Certification, Coastal Systems, Environmental Education, Fisheries, Fishing, Fishing Guide, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, InsideNatureCoast, Online Learning, Recreation

Vibrio in Florida – Know the Facts!


August 6, 2019

Authors: Holly Abeels, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; Gabby Barbarite, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, FL Atlantic University; Betty Staugler, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; L Scott Jackson, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension Recent ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Environment, Florida Sea Grant, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
scarred seagrass

Healing scars: restoration of shallow seagrass banks


July 18, 2019

Experienced inshore boaters are all too familiar with the common sight of scarred seagrass. Seagrass meadows, located in shallow coastal waters, are vulnerable to damage by props, hulls, and anchors. The Nature Coast is especially vulnerable ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Boating, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Recreation, Restoration, Seagrass
snook being measured

Pioneer Snook in the Nature Coast


July 1, 2019

What are pioneer snook? Common snook (Centropomus undecimalis) are a highly sought-after sport fish found in tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean. Lately, anglers are catching many more snook in the ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Applied Research, Citizen Science, Coastal Systems, Fisheries, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, InsideNatureCoast, NCBS Graduate Students, NCBS Volunteers, Research
Scallops nestled in seagrass

Recreational Scalloping Season 2019


June 4, 2019

Recreational bay scallop season is quickly approaching! Thousands of residents and visitors will flock to the shallow coastal areas of Florida's Big Bend to go scalloping and seek out their limit of the sweet and tasty meat. Recreational boating ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Boating, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Fisheries, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, InsideNatureCoast, Pledge, Scalloping, Seagrass, Seagrass Scarring

2018 Cedar Key Coastal Cleanup


September 4, 2018

Please join us for a fun-filled day of helping our coast! The International Coastal Cleanup is an annual event organized by the Ocean Conservancy - the Cedar Key community has been participating for over 10 years! Please come out and join ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Events, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Cleanup, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, InsideNatureCoast, Marine Debris, NCBS Volunteers, Plastic, Pollution

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