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Category: Coasts & Marine

Florida Friendly Fishing Guide Certification

Fishing is big business in Florida, contributing billions of dollars each year to the state’s economy.  Fishing guides are an important part of the fishing industry, providing locals and tourists alike with authentic Florida fishing experiences and memories… Read More

New Federal Atlantic Fishing Regulations: Descending Device Required On-Board for Snapper-Grouper Complex

Beginning July 15, all recreational, commercial, and for-hire vessels will be required to have a working descending device on-board and readily available when fishing for any of the fish in the snapper-grouper complex in federal waters of the… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

Climate Change Is a Current and Future Issue

The nation’s economy, public health, infrastructure, and natural resources face an immediate and continued threat from climate change impacts, warns the comprehensive 4th National Climate Assessment (NCA4) released last Friday. The report is broken down into chapters on… Read More

Horseshoe Crabs

By Shelly Krueger, Florida Sea Grant Agent, Monroe County IFAS Extension When I see a horseshoe crab I feel transported back in time.  Horseshoe crabs roamed the continental shelves of the primordial seas 200 million years before dinosaurs… Read More

Tunicates (aka Sea Squirts)

Holly Abeels, Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent Tunicates are found throughout the Indian River Lagoon growing attached to mangrove roots, pilings, oyster reefs, and any hard substance they can find every spring and into the summer. They are… Read More