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Cortez Kind: Celebrating Over 100 Years of Commercial Fishing


January 17, 2023

41st Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival: The Cortez Kind are Getting Ready to Party with a Purpose! Every February for the past four decades, people have gathered in one of Florida’s last true fishing villages to celebrate the cultural ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Events, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Commercial Fishing, Cortez, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, Manatee County, Manatee County Extension, Sarasota Bay, Sarasota County, Seafood, Working Waterfronts

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

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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
November 2022 Classes & Events at U F I F A S Extension Brevard County

November 2022 Class List


October 21, 2022

Join us at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County office for some fun learning experiences this November! Below is our current class list for the month. Pasture Management for Horse Pastures & Paddocks November 1  |  6:30 pm – 8 pm Learn ... READ MORE

Category: Events
Tags: 4-H, Budgeting, Canning, Car Seat, Car Seat Safety, Charcuterie, Charcuterie Board, Chickens, Child Safety, Financial Skills, Fishing, Fishing Guide, Food Preservation, Jams, My Brevard Yard, Outdoor Skills, Pasture Management, Pesticide License, Poultry, Preserving Food, Pressure Canning, Site Visits, Soil Testing, Urban Farm, Water Bath Canning, Youth Development

Help safeguard Florida’s fishing future! Become a Florida Friendly Angler


September 7, 2022

What is Florida Friendly Angler? Florida Friendly Angler is a free, online course open to anyone, especially anglers looking to up their game! The course teaches skills and practices that help fish and the environment, a win-win for our ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation, Fisheries, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, InsideNatureCoast
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September Class List


August 19, 2022

Join us at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County Office for some fun learning experiences this September! Below is our current class list for the month. Water Bath and Pressure Canning September 8  |  10 am - 12 pm Learn the basics of canning ... READ MORE

Category: Events
Tags: 4-H, Arborist, Budgeting, Canning, Chicken, Child Safety, Citizen Science, Commercial Landscaping, Family Safety, Fishing, Fishing Guide, Florida Master Naturalist Program, Florida Sea Grant, Food Safety, Horseshoe Crabs, Hunter Safety, Jams, Pest Control, Pesticide License, Pickles, Ruminant, Wildlife, Wildlife Monitoring

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

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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

Find Your Frugal: Low-cost, free summer family fun ideas

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August 4, 2022

About this series August is Family Fun Month, and there is still vacation time to spare before school starts. Meanwhile, both the Consumer Price Index and Travel Price Index (TPI) continue to increase, making vacationing away from home ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Biking, Brenda Marty-Jimenez, Family Fun Month, Find Your Frugal, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Low-cost Activities, UF IFAS Extension Broward, UF IFAS Family And Consumer Sciences

Common Snook: New Predators in the Nature Coast!

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August 2, 2022

Written by Jordan Bajema, Ph.D. Student,  School of Natural Resources and Environment. Advisor: Will Patterson. Anglers along the Nature Coast may have noticed a new species in town the last few years, the Common Snook. This iconic Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Recreation, UF/IFAS Research, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: Boating, Fisheries, Fishing, FWC, NCBS Graduate Students, Recreation, Research, Seatrout, Snook, SRWMD, Suwannee River
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Aquatic Plant Management from a Fisherman’s Perspective


May 27, 2022

Scientists come from all different backgrounds, often inspired by their personal interests or passions. I am fortunate to be one of those scientists. I research aquatic plant management, which is directly related to my favorite hobby, fishing. I ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Aquatic Invasive Plants, CAIP, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Fishing, Florida Invasives, Invasive Plant Control, Invasive Plant Management, Invasive Plant Research, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Invasive Species Research, Lake, Nonnative Plants, Nonnative Species, Plant Management, UF/IFAS CAIP, Ufifascaip
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Prepping for Summer Snapper? Gear Up with Free Release Tools from Return ‘Em Right!

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May 3, 2022

Return 'Em Right is launching its program to offshore anglers throughout the Gulf of Mexico today. By participating in a short online review of best practices anglers can receive free release gear valued at $100 to help reef fish survive release. Each ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, UF/IFAS, Wildlife
Tags: Barotrauma, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, Gulf Of Mexico, Return 'Em Right

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