Tag: fishing

Become a Florida Friendly Fishing Guide

Catching and taking fin clippings from snook fish off of Hernando Beach for UF/IFAS Sea Grant research with Becca Burton, Hernando County Extension agent Brittany Scharf, and Emma Pistole of the Nature Coast Biological Station on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

Did you know that small boat captain licenses in Florida increased 27% since 2009? This rapid growth in the for-hire fishing guide sector speaks to the vast popularity of recreational fishing in Florida. It can be difficult to… Read More

One fish, two fish, where’s that huge fish? Collaborative efforts inform Goliath grouper management

Goliath grouper are one of Florida’s most iconic fish. Capable of reaching sizes greater than 7 feet in total length and weighing in at over 700 pounds, this fish is not afraid of much of anything. A reef… Read More