We are going to begin a series of articles on our website that will help local and visiting boaters become safer while on the water. The articles will cover such topics as safety equipment, anchoring, rules of the road, and trailering. We ... READ MORE
Going over terms used in boating may seem like a trivial exercise but clear communication between captain and crew, captain and other vessels, and captain and dockhands can make situations flow smoothly. Here are a few nautical terms for this ... READ MORE
One of the program areas Sea Grant intends to focus on in Escambia County during 2014 is the reduction of marine debris. Most citizens in our county are aware of the problem and the harm monofilament fishing line can cause. Another issue are ... READ MORE
Beginning in 2013 the Sea Grant Agent at the Escambia County Extension worked with stakeholders and local agencies to help improve water quality by monitoring nutrients and bacteria counts in the lower portion of Pensacola Bay. Surveys indicated ... READ MORE
In the December issue of the Florida Aquaculture the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services posted an update article on this topic. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services tests seafood harvested from the ... READ MORE
FEDERAL RECREATIONAL GAG CLOSURE IN GULF
NOAA Fisheries has posted that beginning at 12:01 AM December 3 recreational fishermen are no longer allowed to land gag grouper. The season will remain closed until July 1, 2014.
The ... READ MORE
Make plans to attend the Fourth Annual Water Management Summit of Northwest Florida to be held Jan 22, 2014 in Niceville. Lectures from university and industry professionals will update participants on irrigation and business. For more information: ... READ MORE
Webinar on irrigation pathogens and water quality. Dr. Gary Moorman of Penn State will be the presenter next week.
He has prepared an assignment for participants and will do a quick quiz when he begins his webinar.
This assignment is posted ... READ MORE
Are you one of those in the Panhandle who has not yet heard of the invasive lionfish? Well, now you have. This non-native member of the scorpionfish family was first seen in U.S. waters in 1989 off the coast near Ft. Lauderdale. Over the last ... READ MORE