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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

Living and Working Safely In The Florida Sun!

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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

Derelict Crab Trap Clean-Ups and Institutional Partnerships for Conservation


December 8, 2020

The Taylor County Sheriff Office and the Florida Sea Grant-Taylor County Extension Office perform a derelict crab trap clean up in partnership with FDEP,USGS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF Nature Coast Biological Station and other volunteer groups ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine
Tags: Big Bend, Clean Up, Crab Traps, Fishing Gear, Ghost Fishing, Gulf Of Mexico, Habitat Conservation, Nature Coast, Partnership, Traps Removal, Volunteers

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

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July 28, 2020

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 both to those questions, then this is the blog for ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Events, Livestock, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Atlantic, Barotrauma, Boyles Law, Catch And Release, Descending Device, Fishing, FL Sea Grant, Gas, Grouper, Gulf Of Mexico, Ideal Gas Law, Lobster, Physics, Regulation Change, Sea Grant, Snapper, Swim Bladder, Venting

Who Needs A Fishing License? Florida License Free Fishing Days?!

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June 5, 2020

Have you ever had a family member or buddy who you wanted to take fishing, but they didn’t want to purchase a fishing license? Have you always wanted to try fishing but didn’t want to fork up the price of a annual license? Are you an avid ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Events, Home Management, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Atlantic, Bass, Bluegill, Collier, Fishing, FL Sea Grant, Florida, FWC, Gulf Of Mexico, Sea Grant, Snook

Gulf Amberjack Closes While Gag Grouper Opens June 1st! Also, What’s Barotrauma? Reef Fish Surveys?

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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

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

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April 29, 2020

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 the perfect opportunity to ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Amberjack, Angler, Collier County, Fish, Fishing, FL Sea Grant, Flseagrant, FWC, Gulf Of Mexico, Jack, NOAA, Seafood

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