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Become A Better Angler In The New Year With The Florida Friendly Angler Program!


January 6, 2023

It's 2023 and along with those New Year's resolutions, put becoming a better steward of Florida's marine environments and fisheries near top of your list!  Florida is the fishing capital of the world with over 4 million unique fishing license ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Curriculum, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Angler, Catch And Release, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Education, Events, Fisheries, Fishing, Flats Boat, Florida Friendly Angler, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, Marine Science, Natural Resources, Offshore, Recreation, Regulations, Science, Sea Grant, Seafood, Smoked Fish, Spearfishing, Sustainable, Tag, Tagging, UF/IFAS Extension, Water

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


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

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


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


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

Fish of Florida: Yellowtail Snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus) Species Profile


June 29, 2021

Yellowtail Snapper, Ocyurus chrysurus Florida State Record: 10 lbs 3 oz, Ft. Myers 2015 IGFA World Record: 11 lbs 0 oz, Bermuda 2004 For most current yellowtail snapper regulations please check out this FWC page, Gulf Council Fisheries ... READ MORE

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

Fish of Florida: Hogfish (Lachnolaimus maximus) Species Profile


June 28, 2021

Male Hogfish. Note the darker pigmentation on the face and steeper sloping head when compared to a female of this species. Hogfish, Lachnolaimus maximus Florida State Record: 19 lbs 8 oz, Daytona 1962 IGFA World Record: 21 lbs 15 oz, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Livestock, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Bahamas, Cuban Hogfish, Diving, Fillet, Fish Facts, Fish Fillet Friday, Fish Of Florida, Fishing, Florida, Freedive, Freediving, Fried Fish, FWC, Hog Fish, Hog Snapper, Hogfish, Hogsnapper, Pole Spear, Reef, Regulations, Scuba, Sea Grant, Seafood, Spanish Hogfish, Spearfishing, Species Profile

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