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What is a Florida “Sportsman”?

During a recent contract negotiation for the sale of conservation property, a representative of the organization purchasing the property indicated that he had to leave early to go to a meeting with a bunch of “sportsmen”.

FS Openers

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Jax to Ft. Pierce Sanctuary Proposal Rejected

My day had started with very good news. Just as I sat down to write a go-to-war column warning of still another immense marine sanctuary being proposed, word came in that the plan was rejected. Awright!

Conservation Front


A Christmas Coral

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.

Fishery News

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CCA St. Johns River Reef Creation Project

Over thirteen hundreds tons of concrete reef material has been successfully placed in the St. Johns River. The purpose of the this project was to create habitat benefitting the river environment while providing a recreational fishing destination.

News Releases


2014 Was Best Year Yet For Brevard Zoo Oyster Restoration Programs

The Oyster Gardening program concluded its first year of operation having successfully recruited more than 800 waterfront residents who dedicated about 135,000 hours to growing oysters inside specially designed habitats suspended from their docks. These volunteers also collected data that determined the most successful areas of the county for oysters.

You can make a big difference by joining Florida Sportsman’s continuing conservation fight for the fisheries and ecosystem. FS has been our primary outdoors voice for close to half a century. Good management is ours for the asking–or demanding.

Reader Action Guide


Make the Call

Here’s Florida Sportsman’s quick reference guide for contacting law enforcement and management agencies.

FS' Fisheries Record


Our Fisheries Record is Second to None

Soon after its launch more than 40 years ago, Florida Sportsman became the state’s primary voice for fisheries conservation and wildlife advocacy.