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Hurricane Ian Agricultural Impacts in Collier County

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November 2, 2022

In the short 5 years that I have been with UF/IFAS Extension, we have seen two major hurricanes, 2 major wildfires, a freeze and a global pandemic. Hurricane Ian was just the latest event impacting the Collier County agricultural sector, which ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Collier, Collier County, Collier County Extension, Hurricane Ian, Sustainability, SWFL, UF/IFAS Extension

A New Greater Amberjack Tagging Study?! Find Out How To Help Science and Get Paid!

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August 12, 2022

Reef donkeys, amber tuna and AJs are all titles you may have heard for the greater amberjack (GAJ) but if you can’t remember this species’ name, you sure will remember the first time you caught one as these fish provide legendary fights ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Events, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: $250, AJ, Almaco Jack, Amberjack, Banded Rudderfish, Deep Sea, Fillet, Fish Dip, Fisheries, Fishing, Florida Friendly Angler, Florida Sea Grant, GAJ, Greater Amberjack, Marine Science, Offshore, Reef Donkey, Regulations, Reward, Science, Sea Grant, Seafood, Smoked Fish, Spearfishing, Sustainable, Tag, Tagging, Tournament, Vertical Jig

2022 Annual Collier County Ag Tour Recap

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March 30, 2022

In a long-standing tradition, UF/IFAS Extension Collier County hosted the Annual Collier County Ag Tour on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. This annual tour gives participants access to the stories, tastes and sights of farm life from the farmers, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Events, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Collier, Collier County, Collier County Extension, Farmers, Florida, SWFL, UF/IFAS Extension

Fish of Florida: Almaco Jack (Seriola rivoliana) Species Profile

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February 17, 2022

Almaco Jack, Seriola rivoliana Florida State Record: 35 lbs 8 oz, Destin Florida International Game and Fish Association World Record: 136 lbs 0 oz, Japan 2020 For most current almaco jack regulations in the Florida please check out this ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Events, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Almaco Jack, Amberjack, Blackened Fish, Boating, Collier, Cook Your Catch, Deep Sea, Diving, Fillet, Fish, Fish Fillet Friday, Fish Fry, Fish Of Florida, Fisheries, Fishing, Freedive, Fried Fish, FWC, Hawaii, How To, How To Fillet, Jacks, Kampachi, Lee, Offshore, Paradise Coast, Pelagic, Reef, Regulation, Scuba, Sea Food, Sea Grant, Seasons, Seriola, Species Profile, Sushi, Sustainable, SWFL, Yellowtail

Fish of Florida: Atlantic Cubera Snapper (Lutjanus cyanopterus) Species Profile

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February 11, 2022

Atlantic Cubera Snapper, Lutjanus cyanopterus IGFA World Record: 124 lbs 12 oz, Garden Bank, Louisiana 2007 Florida Record: 116 lbs 6 oz, Clearwater 1979 For most current cubera snapper regulations in the Florida please check out this FWC ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Blackened Fish, Boating, Ciguatera, Collier, Cook Your Catch, Cuban Snapper, Cubera, Cubera Snapper, Deep Sea, Deep Sea Fishing, Diving, Fillet, Fish, Fish Fillet Friday, Fish Fry, Fisheries, Fishing, Freedive, Fried Fish, FWC, How To, Lee, Offshore, Paradise Coast, Reef, Regulation, Scuba, Sea Food, Sea Grant, Seasons, Snapper, Species Profile, Sustainable, SWFL

Now is a great time to clean your purple martin birdhouses!


October 25, 2021

Purple martins are the largest swallows in North America and are known for their aerial acrobatics and the glossy purple feathers adoring the males of this species. Purples martins are migratory and arrive in Collier County in early February. ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Wildlife
Tags: Artifical Nest, Bird Hotels, Collier County, Conservation, Hamutahl Cohen, Migratory Birds, Ornithology, Purple Martin, Swfl Birds

Fish of Florida: Atlantic Tripletail (Lobotes surinamensis) Species Profile

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October 14, 2021

Atlantic Tripletail, Lobotes surinamensis Florida State Record: 40 lbs 13 oz, Ft. Pierce 1998 IGFA World Record: 42 lbs 5 oz, South Africa 1989 For most current tripletail regulations in the Florida please check out this FWC page, for Gulf ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Events, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Atlantic Tripletail, Buoy, Buoyfish, Crab Pot, Debris, Eddyfish, Fillet, Fish, Fish Facts, Fish Fillet Friday, Fish Of Florida, Fishing, Fishing Guide, FWC, How To, How To Fillet, Igfa, Lobotes Surinamensis, Marine Debris, Regulations, Sea Grant, Seafood, Species Profile, Stonecrab, Sustainability, Tripletail

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