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New study shows seafood waste less profound than previously thought


April 9, 2024

A new study shows seafood food loss and waste in the United States is approximately 22.7%, a drastic decrease from previous estimates of between 43% and 47%. The study, conducted in part by researchers from the University of Florida Institute ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Alena Poulin, Aquaculture, Aquatic, Commercial Fishing, Farmed Fish, Fish, Food, Food Security, Frank Asche, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, James Anderson, Megan Winslow, Nature, Resource Economics, Seafood, Sustainability, UF-IFAS, University Of Florida, University Of Florida Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Waste
Red Snapper on a bed of ice next to shrimp at seafood market

Seafood for the Holidays!


November 20, 2023

A New Tradition Holiday dinners often involve ham and turkey. After six weeks, you might think turkey is for the birds! In Florida, many families serve a coastal catch or two by adding fresh seafood to their meals during this festive season. ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Food Safety
Tags: Christmas Recipes, Coastal Holiday Meals, Fishwatch, Food Safety, Fresh Fish, Fresh From Florida, Holiday, Holiday Classic, Holiday Recipes, Holiday Seafood, New Tradition, Oyster Dressing, Oysters, Recipes, Safe Oysters, Seafood, Seafood Safety, Selecting Seafood, Thanksgiving Recipes
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November and December 2023 Class List


October 23, 2023

Join us at the UF/IFAS Brevard Extension office for some fun learning experiences! Make sure to follow us on Eventbrite to be notified by email whenever we post a new class: https://brevardextension.eventbrite.com Florida Seafood at Your Fingertips October ... READ MORE

Category: Events
Tags: Bycatch Reduction Devices, Canning, Charcuterie, Charcuterie Board, Cooking, Crab Traps, Dehydrating, Fishing, Florida Friendly, Food, Food Preservation, Food Safety, Freezing, Horses, Livestock, My Brevard Yard, MyBrevardYard, Pasture Management, Poultry, Pressure Canning, Seafood, Site Visits, Soil Improvement, Urban Farming
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October 2023 Class List


September 29, 2023

Join us at the UF/IFAS Brevard Extension office for some fun learning experiences! Below is our current class list for the month. Climate Smart Floridians Virtual Course October 5  |  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm This six-week interactive program ... READ MORE

Category: Events
Tags: Air Fryer, Canning, Climate Change, Climate Smart Floridians, Cooking, Dehydrating, Florida Friendly, Florida Friendly Fishing, Freezing, Hunter Safety, Mental Health First Aid, Pesticide License, Poultry, Preserving Food, Pressure Canning, Pressure Cooker, Seafood, Soil Health, Soil Improvement, Urban Farming, Water Bath Canning, Weed Management

When red tide hits, is your seafood safe? A UF expert answers questions


March 29, 2023

With varying levels of red tide lingering off the coast of Southwest Florida – from Tampa Bay to Naples -- some seafood eaters may wonder whether they can safely consume fish and shellfish caught in the Gulf. We talked to Razieh Farzad, a ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Bivalves, Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services, Florida Sea Grant, Food Safety, Food Science And Human Nutrition, Gulf Of Mexico, Harvesting, Mollusks, Razieh Farzad, Red Tide, Seafood

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!


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

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