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There is No WiFi in the Woods, But a Better Connection


September 23, 2021

The change of seasons here in North Florida provides a time to encourage kids to put away the tablets and phones and get in touch with the outdoors. Youth need time to reconnect with nature. A great way to teach them about the great outdoors ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Conservation, Curriculum, Forests, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, Relationships & Family, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Children, Mental Health, Nature, Outdoors, Quality Time, Woods, Youth
A boat and the text Scalloping Best Practices

Recreational Scallop Season 2021


June 14, 2021

Nothing says summer in the Nature Coast like the start of scalloping. Starting tomorrow, June 15th, thousands will splash into the clear water searching through carpets of seagrass for bay scallops. This annual marine Easter egg hunt is possible ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water
Tags: Boating, Coastal Habitat, Fisheries, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Pledge, Recreation, Scalloping, Seagrass, Seagrass Scarring, Water Quality

Fish with a Florida Friendly Fishing Guide


July 27, 2020

Fishing with guides Fishing is a great pastime and Florida is a great place to do it! Each year, millions of anglers visit the state’s waters to take part in the fun. Recreational fishing is a major part of our tourism economy. Generally, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Fisheries, Fishing, Fishing Guide, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, InsideNatureCoast, Recreation

Recreational Scalloping Season 2020


June 3, 2020

Recreational bay scallop season is quickly approaching! Thousands of residents and visitors will flock to the shallow coastal areas of Florida's Big Bend to go scalloping and seek out their limit of the sweet and tasty meat. Recreational boating ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Events, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Boating, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Fisheries, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, InsideNatureCoast, Pledge, Recreation, Research, Scalloping, Seagrass, Seagrass Scarring

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic
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.

Become a Florida Friendly Fishing Guide


September 1, 2019

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 set yourself apart ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Certification, Coastal Systems, Environmental Education, Fisheries, Fishing, Fishing Guide, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, InsideNatureCoast, Online Learning, Recreation

Vibrio in Florida – Know the Facts!


August 6, 2019

Authors: Holly Abeels, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; Gabby Barbarite, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, FL Atlantic University; Betty Staugler, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; L Scott Jackson, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension Recent ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Environment, Florida Sea Grant, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Big Bend Shellfish Trail signs in Steinhatchee

Follow the Big Bend Shellfish Trail


February 8, 2019

  Shellfish in Florida's Big Bend Shellfish harvest and consumption in Florida is an important facet of the maritime heritage of many coastal towns. The Florida Big Bend has several towns that still harbor local shellfish fisheries. ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Blue Crabs, Clams, Coastal Systems, Fisheries, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Oysters, Recreation, Scalloping, Seafood, Shellfish Trail, Shrimp, Stone Crabs, Suwannee River

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