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


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


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

Living and Working Safely In The Florida Sun!


July 21, 2021

This piece was written by Dr. Lindsey Warner and I stumbled upon the article while checking out the UF Lakewatch Program's awesome newsletter! The sun safety info included was one of the most comprehensive and easy to read summaries I've read ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Coasts & Marine, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Atlantic Ocean, Beach, Boating, Cancer, Carcinoma, Diving, Fishing, Gulf Of Mexico, Heat, Heat Stroke, Keys, Lobster Season, Melanoma, Mini Season, Ocean, Safety, Scallop, Scallop Season, Scalloping, Sea Grant, Skin Cancer, SPF, Squamous, Summer Vacation, Sun, Sunny, Sunscreen, UPF, UV, Water, Weather

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

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


June 4, 2021

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 snapper page, Gulf Council Fisheries ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Events, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: American Red Snapper, ARS, Boating, Dinner, Diving, Fish, Fish Fillet Friday, Fish Of Florida, Fisheries, Fishing, FL Sea Grant, FWC, Growth, Id, Opening Day, Otolith, Red Snapper, Red…, Regulations, Seafood, Season, Snapper, Snappers, Spearfishing, Sustainability

Summer Time Boating Safety Stats and Tips!


May 19, 2021

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 boats registered here than any other ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Events, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Accidents, Boating, Canal, Channel, Coast Guard, Collier, Collier County, Dive Flag, Diving, Dock, Education, Fishing, Fourth Of July, FWC, Life Jackets, Lobster Season, May…, Memorial Day, Mini Season, Naples, Paradise Coast, PFD, Prevention, PWC, Safety, Sandbar, Scallop Season, Scuba, Sea Grant, Snorkeling…, Summer, Swimming

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


June 16, 2020

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 pick up and drop ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Collier, Collier County. Sheepshead, Diving, Fish, Fishing, FWC, Gulf Of Mexio, Porgy, Sea Grant, Seafood, SWFL

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

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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