Gearing up for the 40th Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival
Every February for the past four decades, people have gathered in one of Florida’s last true fishing villages to celebrate the cultural history of the region and honor the ... READ MORE
Every June, dozens of divers across the state embark on a search for one of Florida's most quintessential and charismatic reef fish. Since 2010, these citizen scientists have been providing data regarding Goliath grouper presence and size ... READ MORE
For a quick list of links to current red tide conditions, scroll to the end!
First published September 2018. Last updated July 19, 2021.
We get a lot of questions about red tide in southwest Florida...especially during blooms. A Google ... READ MORE
Hurricane Season Begins
Federal Program Protects Public Safety
GAINESVILLE, Fla., June 1, 2021 — Hurricane season officially begins today and the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) may be able to help if your area suffers damage ... READ MORE
The 2020 Florida Artificial Reef Summit...
Still on a Screen Near You.
For more than three decades, UF/IFAS Extension and Florida Sea Grant have played a primary leadership role in the evolution of Florida’s artificial reef program. This ... READ MORE
The Gulf Shellfish Institute (GSI) works with industry, research and regulatory partners throughout Florida and the Gulf region to improve and increase the production of bivalve shellfish for both ecological and economic benefit. Key to their ... READ MORE
Originally published March 31 2020. Last updated September 18 2020.
Wow, there is a lot of information out there right now. Daily emails to share the ever-evolving list of news, opportunities and assistance programs can be overwhelming, so ... READ MORE
Seafood is one of the most nutritious and delicious sources of energy on the planet. For thousands of years, coastal populations have reaped the benefits of consuming aquatic organisms. Today, improvements in technology, preservation and access ... READ MORE
Originally published June 28, 2019. Updated July 14, 2020.
Note: For a quick list of resources related to blue-green algae blooms, just scroll to the end!
Summer is here. Sunshine, high temperatures and drenching rains are what make ... READ MORE
A lot of people tell me that they don't know how to cook seafood at home. That's crazy talk, I always say! Florida Seafood at your Fingertips LIVE! promotes tasty, sustainable, easy recipes that anyone can recreate in their kitchen. ... READ MORE