August 27, 2018

Blue Sanctuary: The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park

– Short Film by Colin Ruggiero Click the photo below to watch a gorgeous short film about the trials and successes of the first marine protected area in the Americas. The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park in the Bahamas is one of the most beautiful places on earth and […]
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April 13, 2018

SAVE $20 – GIVE $20 with PRIDE OF BRISTOL BAY SALMON!

Our friends in Alaska want to help the Florida Everglades and you can, too. When you buy sustainable, traceable, wild-caught Bristol Bay Salmon you’ll save $20 off your order. AND Pride of Bristol Bay will donate another $20 to Captains for Clean Water to help restore the Everglades. Save $20 Give […]
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April 11, 2018

The Battle for Bristol Bay

By JJ Waters It’s been called a fisherman’s dream, an outbacker’s panacea, a bird lover’s paradise. It’s the quintessential Alaskan wilderness and considered to be one of the most pristine, unspoiled and invaluably intact ecosystems still in existence on planet earth. Every image conjured in one’s mind of the beauty, […]
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April 11, 2018

Recreation and Regulation

By Mike Leonard | American Sportfishing Association Most anglers don’t spend a ton of time dwelling on fishing regulations, much less the underlying regulatory process and statutes that lead to them. We know the season dates, bag and size limits and any other potential regulations, and we go! After all, […]
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November 13, 2017

RumFish Grill at Guy Harvey’s Outpost

By Jan Tuckwood | Palm Beach Post Guy Harvey is the Walt Disney of fish. The artist/marine biologist/entrepreneur has put his name on a resort in St. Pete Beach — Guy Harvey’s Outpost — that’s really a mini-theme park for fish fans. We had lunch at RumFish Grill, the restaurant […]
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December 15, 2016

Team North America Set for Hobie Fishing Worlds 6

By Hobie Fishing The crew of elite anglers representing the US and Canada is a diverse one The North American qualifying spots for the prestigious 2016 Hobie Fishing Worlds 6 are filled! Teams USA and Canada are stacked with a diverse crew of anglers from every corner of the continent. Eric Harrison is a […]
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November 28, 2016

Marine Resources Works to Boost Oyster Production

By David Rainer If oyster dressing was on the Thanksgiving menu, the likelihood is the cook had to look for oysters at other than traditional outlets. Since the oyster season opened on November 1 in Alabama coastal waters, production has been unusually low. Thank goodness, the oyster aquaculture industry in the […]
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November 28, 2016

Florida reef tract restoration efforts scaling

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 […]
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November 21, 2016

AWF Cook-Offs Continue to See Record Turnouts

By David Rainer 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. Now in […]
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November 14, 2016

Foldable inflatable a recreational and rescue craft

By Steve Waters | Sun Sentinel 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. […]
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October 31, 2016

Marine Resources Releases 18,000 Redfish Fry

By David Rainer Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources This has been a particularly productive year for anglers who target redfish along the Alabama Gulf Coast, and the Alabama Marine Resources Division is doing its best to ensure it stays that way. When the Claude Peteet Mariculture Center in […]
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October 27, 2016

‘Awe and respect’: Cayman youth swim with sharks for documentary

By James Whittaker 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. The […]
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October 18, 2016

This 100-pound-plus fish lures saltwater fly anglers to the Florida Keys

By Richard Morin | Washington Post “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. “I see him,” said my friend Mike Traugott, scanning the […]
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October 3, 2016

New Reef Off Alabama Reveals Partnership Possibilities

By David Rainer Another artificial reef was deployed off the Alabama Gulf Coast this week in Alabama’s vast artificial reef zone. While a reef deployment may not seem like news, this was indeed special because it could change the way industrial and corporate entities view options for recycling materials. The […]
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September 28, 2016

We all want to leave our mark on the world

By JJ Waters We all want to leave our mark on the world when we go.  Hopefully, in a positive way and not notoriously. There’s no doubt, had I gone to meet my maker at an earlier time in my life, my mark might have been less-than-superlative. But I’m older […]
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September 27, 2016

Guy Harvey in Jamaica for 30th anniversary documentary, MoBay Marlin Tournament

By Jamaica Observer German-born, Jamaican-raised conservationist, artist and marine biologist Guy Harvey is now in Jamaica to participate in the 55th Montego Bay Annual International Marlin Tournament and to continue documenting his life’s work in both the art and marine life industries.  Accompanying Harvey are his family, friends and videographer […]
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September 22, 2016

Seventh Annual Upper Keys Lionfish Derby Pulls in Hundreds of Invasive Lionfish

By Emily Stokes | REEF Lionfish Program Assistant At the break of dawn on September 10th, 42 dedicated lionfish hunters braved unfavorable weather conditions to compete in the Seventh Annual Upper Keys Lionfish Derby. Vying for more than $3,500 in cash prizes, 11 teams brought in 323 lionfish during the […]
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September 9, 2016

Reward offered for return of shark satellite tag

By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz | Cape Cod Times NORTH FALMOUTH — The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that conducts scientific research and holds educational programs aimed at conserving the marine environment, is offering a $1,000 reward for the return of the satellite tag attached to a mako shark caught […]
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