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Grilled Red Grouper with Sweet Mango Salsa: Florida Seafood at Your Fingertips LIVE!


August 5, 2020

Seafood at Your Fingertips Live is going tropical! Summer is in full swing and mangos are ripe for the picking! Try your hand at preparing this nutritious, sweet, savory and refreshing seafood dish! The proportion of the ingredients in this ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Events, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Livestock, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Collier, Cook Your Catch, Eat Seafood America, Fish, Fish Fillet, Fishing, FL Sea Grant, Florida Sea Grant, Grilled Fish, Grouper, Grouper Recipes, Mango, Mango Salsa, More Fish Please, Red Grouper, Salsa, Sea Grant, Seafood, Seafood At Your Fingertips, Seafood Restaurant, SFAYFT, Sweet Mango

Anglers! Planning On Grouper Or Snapper Fishing After Lobstering In The Atlantic? Read This Blog Before Getting A Ticket!


July 28, 2020

Are you heading to East coast or Keys during lobster season? Are you planning on fishing for grouper and snapper more than 3 miles offshore after limiting out on lobster? If the answer is yes both to those questions, then this is the blog for ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Events, Livestock, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Atlantic, Barotrauma, Boyles Law, Catch And Release, Descending Device, Fishing, FL Sea Grant, Gas, Grouper, Gulf Of Mexico, Ideal Gas Law, Lobster, Physics, Regulation Change, Sea Grant, Snapper, Swim Bladder, Venting

Summertime Dive Safety And Dive Flag Awareness!


July 15, 2020

Snorkeling and diving are some of my favorite activities that I get to enjoy more often during the summer! The water is warm, scallop season has opened, lobster season is just around the corner and a perfect time for a lesson on dive flag awareness! ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Events, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Boat, Boating, Dive, Dive Flag, Diver Down, Flag, Florida, FWC, Lobster, Mask, Red, Regulations, Safety, Scallop, Scuba, Sea Grant, Snorkel, Summer, White

Who Needs A Fishing License? Florida License Free Fishing Days?!


June 5, 2020

Have you ever had a family member or buddy who you wanted to take fishing, but they didn’t want to purchase a fishing license? Have you always wanted to try fishing but didn’t want to fork up the price of a annual license? Are you an avid ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Events, Home Management, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Atlantic, Bass, Bluegill, Collier, Fishing, FL Sea Grant, Florida, FWC, Gulf Of Mexico, Sea Grant, Snook

Gulf Amberjack Closes While Gag Grouper Opens June 1st! Also, What’s Barotrauma? Reef Fish Surveys?


May 29, 2020

Greater amberjack season will be closed in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters starting June 1st and will reopen August 1st- October 31st 2020. These jacks are still open on the Atlantic side if you are still craving to fill the smoker. ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Barotrauma, Black Grouper, Collier County, Diving, Fishing, FL Sea Grant, FWC, Gag Grouper, Gulf Of Mexico, Scuba

Florida Is So Nice Everything Wants To Live Here, Including Non-Native Animals And Plants!


May 15, 2020

“Invasions of exotic species cost Floridians over $500 million per year” -Ivegot1.org. May 16th-23rd is Florida Invasive Species Awareness Week and there will be plenty of educational resources to check out during this time to expand your ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Anole, Brazilian Pepper, Cane Toad, Collier County, Control, Critter Corner, FISAW, FLinvasives, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Invasive Species, Lionfish, Plants, Poisonous, SW FL, Venomous

Amberjacks? A Complete Guide Of What You Need To Know Before The Season Opens.


April 29, 2020

Greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) season is opening this Friday May 1-31st and again August 1st- October 31st in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters here in Florida (regulations here). I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Amberjack, Angler, Collier County, Fish, Fishing, FL Sea Grant, Flseagrant, FWC, Gulf Of Mexico, Jack, NOAA, Seafood

COVID Cane Toad Removal


April 24, 2020

With many Floridians following the Governor’s safer at home order, homeowners have gotten to know their yard and neighborhood landscaping extremely well! One activity you can participate in while on your walks is the removal of invasive ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Amphibian, Bufo Toad, Cane Toad, Collier County, Invasive, Invasive Species, Pest, Poison, SWFL, Toad

Year-Round Lobster Season in Southwest Florida?!


April 17, 2020

Year-round lobster seasons?! Besides the Caribbean spiny lobster (Pannulirus argus), there are 3 other commonly found species of lobster in Florida, the spotted spiny lobster (Panulrius guttatus), Spanish lobster (Scyllarides aequinoctialis) ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Events, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: "beautiful South Florida Plants", Coasts & Marine, Collier County Extension, Cooking, Fishing, FL Sea Grant, Florida Sea Grant, Flseagrant, FWC, Grill, Invertebrate, Lobster, Lobstering, Scuba, Slipper Lobster, Spiny Lobster

A Southwest Florida Guide to Everything You Want to Know About Spiny Lobster!


March 25, 2020

Florida spiny lobster season occurs every year from August 6th-March 31st! Grab some delicious bugs while the season is open and enjoy some fresh from Florida seafood. Read the rest of the blog for information on Florida spiny lobster rules ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Coasts And Marine, Collier, Collier County, Collier County Extension, Diving, Fishing, Flseagrant, FWC, IFASwater, Lobster, Lobster Eggs, Recreational, Scuba Steve, Southwest Florida, Spiny Lobster, UFwildlife, What Do Lobsters Eat

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