- 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
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.
Tagging is so 1990s…Long ago, when Florida anglers began releasing tarpon, some would pull off a scale as a memento of a great battle. By the 1960s, the tables were turned and it was anglers leaving the fish with a memento, a coded plastic anchor tag that could be identified in the event the fish was recaptured. Today, we’re again taking something from the fish—a tiny bit of skin cells.
Some Keys guides and flats experts have been pointing to a sharp fall-off in bonefish action in the past couple of years. Bonefish are one of the most coveted flats species in the Florida Keys and Biscayne Bay, the only places in Florida where the species is abundant.
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