November 15, 2017
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Trashfish boxes put “underloved” seafood back on the table

By Kitty Knowles | The Memo Bye bye HelloFresh, hello Trashfish! Tuna, salmon, shrimp (or prawns for Brits). You might think you love seafood, but honestly, when’s the last time you cooked up a fish dish at home without any of the above. In America alone, almost 80% of seafood eaten is […]
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November 1, 2017
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Guy Harvey Scholarship Award Accepting Applications Now for 2017

To be eligible, students have to be enrolled full-time at a Florida higher education institution and conduct research related to fisheries management FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (December 19, 2016) – The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, a non-for-profit organization that conducts scientific research and hosts educational programs aimed at conserving the marine […]
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October 31, 2017
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TRCP Adds Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation as 50th Partner

Coalition’s growth in past year gives hunters and anglers a stronger voice in Washington WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation announced their formal partnership today, bringing the conservation organization’s growing coalition up to 50 partner groups. The new relationship will hopefully lead to […]
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December 19, 2016
New Orleans Fish House with John Fallon and Julianna Mullen of ANI and Chris Bergon May 16, 2013. Photo by Paul Morse..

Louisiana Blue Crab Fishery First to Receive G.U.L.F. Responsible Fisheries Management Certification

Audubon Nature Institute’s Gulf United for Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) continues its mission to ensure the viability of Gulf of Mexico fisheries by certifying Louisiana blue crab under its new certification program. The G.U.L.F. Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) certification is a regionalized model measuring the responsible practices for the sustainable harvest of […]
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December 15, 2016
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Lost Mako Shark Tag Recovered Near Manns Harbor in North Carolina

  Recovery of satellite transmitting tags critical for research CHARLOTTE, N.C. – December 2, 2016 – A female mako shark tagged in mid-2015 off the coast of Ocean City, MD as part of the Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) at Nova Southeastern University’s ongoing shark migrations study, was caught off […]
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November 28, 2016
PHOTOS: (Marine Resources, David Rainer) The Alabama Marine Resources Division has planted more than 120,000 cubic yards of oyster shell and limestone rock to try to help replenish local oyster reefs and oyster production. One method used to help jump-start oyster production is to release larvae into large tanks with oyster shell in baskets. The larvae, called spat, attach to the shells, which are then placed in coastal waters. Meanwhile, the flounder fishing on the Alabama coast has rebounded a little, but Marine Resources hopes to start a spawning program in 2017 to boost the local population.

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
Clusters of staghorn corals at restoration site on White Banks Reef. Photographer: Alex Neufeld, Coral Restoration Foundation

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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October 27, 2016
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‘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 3, 2016
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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 22, 2016
Although lionfish have no controlling predators in the invaded range, diver removals are an effective method of reducing lionfish populations. ©REEF

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
Courtesy of Bradley Wetherbee. This satellite transmitter is similar to one that was attached to a 6-foot mako shark off Ocean City, Maryland, on June 15. The shark was presumably caught by a fisherman off Martha's Vineyard, and researchers who are trying to get the transmitter back have traced it to North Falmouth.

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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September 8, 2016
A satellite tag on the fin of a shark. Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation

Nonprofit offers reward for missing shark tag off Cape Cod

By Dylan McGuinness | Boston Globe Commercial fishermen off Cape Cod may have caught a shark this month that was carrying an expensive piece of tracking technology, and a nonprofit organization is offering a $1,000 reward for the equipment’s return. The satellite tag had been placed in May on the […]
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August 29, 2016
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‘Hands Off!’ is Best Policy for Sea Turtle Hatchlings

News Release By FWC Sea turtle hatchlings are digging out of their nests and clambering toward the ocean in September and October, the last months of Florida’s sea turtle nesting season. Just remember, “Hands off!” is the best policy for beachgoers encountering sea turtle hatchings. Well-meaning efforts to rescue a […]
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August 26, 2016
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Lionfish Challenge Encourages Removal of Nearly 10,000 Lionfish So Far

News Release By Amanda Nalley | FWC A total of 9,216 lionfish have been removed from Florida waters so far thanks to participants in the Lionfish Challenge and Panhandle Pilot Program. Since the May 14 kickoff, 68 divers have entered the statewide Lionfish Challenge, which rewards divers for taking 50 or more […]
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August 15, 2016
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Blankenship Wins AWF’s Inaugural Fisheries Award

By David Rainer Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources While reviewing the Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards late last year, the AWF Board and Tim Gothard, AWF’s Executive Director, realized there was a gap in the awards coverage. Despite having a dozen awards, from Conservationist […]
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August 3, 2016
Guy Harvey diving for lionfish. Harvey’s Fort Lauderdale-based Outpost Resorts is launching a seven-day diving excursion in Cuba. Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts

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Guy Harvey Launching Underwater Expedition in Cuba

By Chabeli Herrera | Miami Herald The expedition to discover Cuba is going underwater. Marine wildlife artist and conversationalist Guy Harvey’s Fort Lauderdale-based Outpost Resorts is launching a weeklong diving trip to the Caribbean island in September — lionfish derby included. Read more…
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July 27, 2016
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Audubon Nature Institute Awarded National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Gulf Coast Conservation Grant to Increase Sea Turtle Protection

  Program will reduce impacts to sea turtles through shrimp industry engagement (New Orleans, La.) – Audubon Nature Institute has received nearly $52,000 to work with the skimmer shrimp fishery of the Northern Gulf on sea turtle conservation. Awarded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), the grant will fund work […]
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July 25, 2016

Melt the Butter; Spiny Lobster Seasons Start Soon

The 2016 spiny lobster season opens with the two-day recreational sport season July 27 and 28, followed by the regular commercial and recreational lobster season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31. Planning on catching some of these tasty crustaceans? Here is what you need to know before you go. No one […]
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