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GROUPER AND LIONFISH UPDATE - GUY HARVEY LITTLE CAYMAN EXPEDITIONS 2013


April 10, 2013  /  Guy Harvey  /  Guy,Guy Harvey,Blog

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By Guy Harvey PhD My first trip to Little Cayman this year was at the end of January to check in with the Dept of Environment/REEF.org research effort on the Nassau Grouper annual spawning aggregation. Apart from maintaining a balanced reef ecosystem, the recovery of the species is the primary.

WITH SEVEN SPECIES OF FISH PLANTATION’S FRANK DELUCAS WINS 17TH HERMAN LUCERNE MEMORIAL BACKCOUNTRY TOURNAMENT


October 26, 2016  /  Pete Johnson  /  Boating,tournament

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ISLAMORADA, In the Florida Keys Frank Delucas, Plantation, Fla., a first-time participant in the Herman Lucerne tournament but no stranger to Florida Keys backcountry fishing, won the 17thannual two-day event, as the only angler to catch all seven required saltwater species.

FOLDABLE INFLATABLE RECREATIONAL AND RESCUE CRAFT


November 14, 2016  /  Steve Waters | Sun Sentinel  /  Boating

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As an Arctic Warfare Specialist for the British military, Steve Bruce taught soldiers how to survive in extreme conditions. That experience in saving lives eventually led to Bruce developing a foldable rigid inflatable boat for sailors, cruisers and anglers that performs in emergency situations. 

AWF Cook-Offs Continue to See Record Turnouts


November 21, 2016  /  David Rainer  /  Recipes

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Most fundraisers and similar activities that require significant public participation may enjoy several years of success and great turnouts. Most, however, tend to fade significantly after a decade or so. The Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) Wild Game Cook-Off series is the exception to the rule.


MARINE RESOURCES WORKS TO BOOST OYSTER PRODUCTION


November 28, 2016  /  David Rainer  /  Conservation,Aquaculture

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If oyster dressing was on the Thanksgiving menu, the likelihood is the cook had to look for oysters at other than traditional outlets.

‘AWE AND RESPECT’: CAYMAN YOUTH SWIM WITH SHARKS FOR DOCUMENTARY


October 27, 2016  /  James Whittaker  /  Travel

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With around 40 lemon sharks circling the boat, 17-year-old Matteo Pollini admits he felt a flutter of nerves before he jumped in. But by the end of five days of diving in the chummed up waters of Tiger Beach off the Bahamas, the fear was gone.

FLORIDA REEF TRACT RESTORATION EFFORTS SCALING


November 28, 2016  /  Mari Backus | Coral Restoration Foundation  /  Aquaculture

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Coral Restoration Foundation has been awarded $2.1 million in funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to restore eight reefs along the Florida Reef Tract to levels outlined in NOAA’s Acropora Recovery Plan. Out of 17 coastal habitat restoration organizations that were selected for funding through NOAA’s Community-based Restoration Program, Coral Restoration Foundation is the sole recipient for a coral reef restoration project. The $2.1 million grant will be distributed over 3 years and will be matched dollar for dollar by Coral Restoration Foundation.

IT’S BETTER TO COUNT FISH, THAN SHEEP


April 5, 2016  /  JJ Waters  /  JJ Waters

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On a recent business trip I lay awake for hours in the tiny hotel room as my mind spun wildly with too many thoughts about work, family, money, you name it. The next morning at breakfast, my business associate tried to make some small talk.

THIS 100-POUND-PLUS FISH LURES SALTWATER FLY ANGLERS TO THE FLORIDA KEYS


October 18, 2016  /  Richard Morin | Washington Post  / 

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“I’ve got a fish at two o’clock. Seventy feet. Coming fast. See him?”

Fishing guide Bill Houze spoke with quiet urgency from atop the platform suspended four feet above the stern of the 17-foot skiff.

LAKE EUFAULA REBOUNDS TO FORMER GLORY


May 31, 2016  /  David Rainer  /  Aquaculture

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Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural ResourcesAny angler who fished Lake Eufaula during a down cycle in late 2010 and early 2011 will be glad to know the 46,000-acre impoundment on the Chattahoochee River in southeast Alabama has rebounded to its former glory.