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Category: UF/IFAS Extension

Fish of Florida: Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) Species Profile

Northern Red Snapper, Lutjanus campechanus Florida State Record: 46 lbs 8 oz, Destin 1985 IGFA World Record: 50 lbs 4 oz, Louisiana 1996 For most current red snapper regulations please check out this the FWC… Read More

Summer Time Boating Safety Stats and Tips!

Florida leads the nation with many impressive statistics such as having the most IGFA fishing world records (925), being the state with most amount of coastline in the lower 48 (1,350 miles) and having more… Read More

Federally Permitted For-Hire Fishing Operations In Florida States Listen Up! A Quick Review of NOAA’s New Southeast For-Hire Electronic Reporting Program

Beginning January 2021, NOAA Fisheries is implementing a new reporting requirement for federally permitted South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico for-hire fishing vessels called the Southeast For- Hire Electronic Reporting Program. The official start date of… Read More

Panko Encrusted Mangrove Snapper with Apricot Pineapple Sauce! Florida Seafood at Your Fingertips LIVE!

Seafood at your fingertips is back and with  fried fish?! Frying may not be the healthiest method of cooking but having a fish fry is my favorite way of preparing what I catch! I often… Read More

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

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… Read More

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

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… Read More

Sheepshead, The Fish With A Weird Name And Even Weirder Teeth!

When I was diving a small natural reef in Southwest Florida I stumbled upon a sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus) attempting to eat a smooth duck clam (Anatina anatine). It was neat watching this steadfast fish repeatedly… Read More

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

“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… Read More

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

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… Read More

COVID Cane Toad Removal

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… Read More