- Big Shrimpin’
- My Short Life as a Longliner
- Special Report: New Layer of Pollution Hits Many Waterways
- 207 Scientists Petition for Sending Water South
- Bill Could Turn Public Water Access Private
- Out of Balance
- Fisheries of the U.S. 2011
- Commercial Fishermen Found Guilty of Selling Grouper as Baitfish
- Cast Gill Nets
- Cast Gill Nets Snare Turtles as Loophole Nets Are Ignored
Following is the complete list of independent researchers in the science community who have signed a petition calling for excess Lake Okeechobee water to be stored, treated and sent south. (See September FS Openers column.)
Hundreds of volunteers—including combat-wounded veterans, students and the families of fallen soldiers—are helping Mote Marine Lab and the Coral Restoration Foundation grow reef-building corals on “trees” made of PVC and fiberglass that look something like old-fashioned TV antennas.
Inside look at the unique life history of the swordfish. As a fishery biologist working aboard commercial fishing vessels back in the 1990s, I can still remember the first broadbill swordfish (Xiphias gladius) I saw captured in the western North Atlantic Ocean.
We’ll try to help — but we can’t guarantee that you won’t be steaming mad when you’ve finished reading this. Close to home, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved a short season for recreational red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico starting on the Saturday (May 24, this year) be- fore Memorial Day and running through July 14.
What began in December 2011 as a push to increase marine zoning in the Florida
Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS) is nearly at its midpoint. After working-group drafts by the Sanctuary Advisory Council and public comments last year, the process calls for internal reviews before final public comments in the spring and fall of 2014 before new zones may go into effect by summer of 2015.
If you are like many fellow fisherman and enjoy the beauty of Biscayne bay and its remarkable fishery, now is the time to speak up. To keep this fishery accessible. You don’t want to miss these meetings below.
Many of us know of Theodore Roosevelt’s love of hunting and firearms, but he was also the most influential conservationist in our nation’s history. Roosevelt believed so strongly in our need to protect America’s valuable wildlife resources that he founded the Boone and Crockett Club in 1887.
1 of 7