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Gearing up! A Coastal Community Celebrates the Return of the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival


February 1, 2022

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Events, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Cultural Heritage, Festivals, Fisheries, Florida Sea Grant, Manatee County Extension
Goliath grouper

One Fish, two fish, twelve years of huge fish: Florida Sea Grant’s Great Goliath Grouper Count


October 4, 2021

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Angela Collins, Diving, Fish, Florida Sea Grant, Goliath Grouper

Hurricane Season Begins: Federal Program Protects Public Safety


June 2, 2021

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

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Crops, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Livestock, Natural Resources, Turf, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation, Financial Assistance, Hurricane, Hurricane Season, NRCS, Technical Assistance, UF/IFAS Extension, USDA

Bringing the Future of Florida’s Artificial Reefs into Focus


May 10, 2021

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

Category: , Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Artificial Reefs, Fisheries, Fisheries Management, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, Manatee County Extension

Clams as Restoration Tools: GSI Workshop Prioritizes Research Needs for Florida


February 23, 2021

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Clam, Florida Sea Grant, Gulf Shellfish Institute, Manatee County, Restoration, Shellfish, Water Quality

COVID-19 Resources for Seafood Producers and Small Businesses


September 18, 2020

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

Category: Agriculture, , Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, Work & Life
Tags: Coasts And Marine, COVID-19, Florida Sea Grant, Manatee County Extension

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