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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July 11, 2017
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ICAST 2017

ICAST, the world’s largest sportfishing trade show, is the premier showcase for the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories and apparel. ICAST is the cornerstone of the sportfishing industry, helping to drive recreational fishing product sales year round. ICAST 2017 is being held July 11 – 14, 2017 at the […]
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December 15, 2016
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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
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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November 5, 2016
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9th Annual GHOF Fundraising Banquet in Ft. Lauderdale

You’re invited to join Guy Harvey and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation on Saturday, November 5th at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six | Fort Lauderdale, FL for the 9th Annual GHOF Fundraising Banquet to benefit marine conservation while also celebrating Guy’s 30th year in business! The event includes live music, open bars, hors d’oeuvres […]
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November 3, 2016
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Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2016

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the “Yachting Capital of the World” will host the 57th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on Nov 3-Nov 7, 2016. Show exhibits range from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. A wide variety of boats will be on display including runabouts, sportfishers, high […]
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October 26, 2016
From left to right David Chouinard announcing, Dr. Lloyd Wruble, Chairman of the Herman Lucerne Memorial; winning Captain Jared Raskob, who guided Frank Delucas the tournament’s grand champion angler to seven species of fish, and trophy artist David Wirth.

With seven species of fish Plantation’s Frank Delucas wins 17th Herman Lucerne Memorial Backcountry Tournament

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 17th annual two-day event, as the only angler to catch all seven required saltwater species. The unique competition, which attracted 118 […]
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October 24, 2016
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Lions on the Line Illustrates Impact of Lionfish on Reefs

By David Rainer Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources For those who don’t live near the Alabama Gulf Coast, you might not be aware that Gov. Robert Bentley declared a Lionfish Awareness Day recently. The reason for the public declaration was to coincide with the Lions on the Line […]
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October 17, 2016
Come and enjoy some great gumbo and raise money for the AFC's Hook Kids on Fishing Program.

2016 Anglers for Conservation Orlando Gumbo Wars, October 22, 2016

The sixth annual AFC Gumbo Wars is less than a month away.  Yes. it’s time once again for the Anglers for Conservation Orlando Gumbo Wars scheduled on October 22, 2016 at the Fish on Fire Restaurant in Orlando, Florida with the gates opening to 2 pm. The AFC Orlando Chapter and many of it’s Orlando area community […]
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September 8, 2016
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“Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” No-Yelling School Comes To FL Everglades Nov. 19-20

Experience the Jurassic Park of Fishing! Deadline is Oct. 1 for overnight lodging FT. LAUDERDALE, FL – 9/2016 ─  The award-winning Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing nonprofit series ventures to the Florida Everglades Nov. 19-20 for a wilderness fishing adventure. The Everglades program includes a Saturday class on specific fishing in 10,000 Islands, a home cooked potluck dinner […]
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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 13, 2016
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Sea Turtle Baby Shower Celebrates Beach’s Newest Wildlife

Meet Mia the Mermaid or take the Sea Turtle Oath at the Sea Turtle Baby Shower, Saturday, August 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Pensacola Beach’s Landshark Landing. It’s a celebration of Pensacola Beach’s sea turtles. Learn about the mama turtle who returns to her birth place, Pensacola Beach, […]
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June 29, 2016
Dr. Toby S. Daly-Engel is doing research with the GulfSPAN(Gulf of Mexico States Shark Pupping and Nursery Area) survey in Santa Rosa Sound. (Michael Spooneybarger/ CREO)

UWF Professors Contribute to Study of Genetic Diversity Within Coral Reefs

By Richard Conn Pensacola – A recently published study shows that areas of coral reef undisturbed by human activity or climate change tend to contain the most genetic diversity, providing important insight into the best ways to monitor and preserve coral reef biodiversity. Drs. Toby Daly-Engel and Jeff Eble, assistant professors […]
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June 24, 2016
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REEF 2016 Summer Lionfish Derby Series Dates Released

Key Largo, Florida – June 16th, 2016 This summer, Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) will be hosting their 8th Annual Summer Lionfish Derby Series.  Lionfish Derbies are competitions where divers and snorkelers compete to bring in the most lionfish in a single day for over $3,500 in cash prizes.  Since […]
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June 24, 2016
UWF graduate student Cody Nash takes a catfish fin sample which will be put in vials of nontoxic preservative and taken to the lab for genetic testing.

UWF Professor, Students Monitoring Shark Nursery Habitats

By Richard Conn Pensacola – A crew of University of West Florida graduate students cast and set a gill net off a fishing boat in Pensacola Bay, hoping to catch a shark. “We put it out there, and then we let it sit in the water for about 30 minutes, just to […]
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June 16, 2016
The photo attached is from last year’s “Blazing Marlin” Bonfire Series event in the Bahamas, an example what Saturday evening’s (June 18) inaugural “Blazing Mako” will entail and seen for miles into the Atlantic Ocean. The celebratory Father’s Day weekend festival event, to raise scholarship money for marine science programs at Nova Southeastern University, is being held along the beachfront of the historic Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost in Islamorada, MM 82.1 Oceanside.

Great Conditions Expected for Blazing Mako Tournament & Festival, Father’s Day Weekend

Fishing action and more on tap for June 17-19 premier Keys event ISLAMORADA in the Fla. Keys – Offshore and back-country guides agree, the fishing on both sides of Islamorada could be an optimum experience for the up to 30 teams of fishermen in the inaugural Blazing Mako Bonfire Series Tournament & Festival, June […]
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June 3, 2016
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Construction Completed for Southeast Florida Coral Reef Restoration Project

~Former ship-grounding sites stabilized and restored to encourage habitat recovery~ FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) has completed the first large-scale, agency-led coral reef restoration project in the Southeast Florida Reef Tract. CRCP spearheaded the Coral Reef Stabilization and Rehabilitation Project in […]
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May 14, 2016
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Lionfish Removal & Awareness Day (LRAD)

May 14-15, 2016: 10am-5pm Plaza de Luna 900 S Palafox Street Pensacola, FL 32502 Celebrate the second annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day with us! We removed 2,975 lionfish at our first event in 2015. Thanks to all who participated! Let’s see how many MORE lionfish we can remove from Florida […]
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