May 31, 2016

Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic Coming up on St. George Island!

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting a Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic on St. George Island June 4. The free, day-long clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the St. George Island State Park, 1900 E. Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island.   Advance registration is required. To register […]
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May 16, 2016

It’s A Fishing Mecca At Okeechobee KOA

By Bob Rountree | FloridaRambler.com Driving up the east side of Lake Okeechobee, we passed dozens of run-down fishing camps on U.S. 98 after leaving the serene Dupuis Wildlife Management Area near Port Mayaka. The east side of Lake Okeechobee doesn’t have much to offer except shabby-looking fishing camps along the lake’s rim canal, so it […]
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May 16, 2016

Bid for Bouncer to be your Captain at Blazing Mako Tournament & Festival

Highest bidder gets legendary captain to fish June 17-19 Keys event enhancing chance of winning $10,000 grand prize ISLAMORADA in the Fla. Keys, — One of the 15 offshore teams in the inaugural Blazing Mako Bonfire Tournament & Festival, June 17-19, will enhance their chances of winning by bidding on […]
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May 13, 2016

Guy Harvey, SeaWorld Team Up to Save Sharks

By CaymanCompass.com In a new partnership, Guy Harvey is teaming up with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment to work on raising awareness and doing research on shark conservation. The Guy Harvey Research Institute estimates that almost 100 million sharks are killed each year, with an estimated 73 million killed for the […]
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May 9, 2016

SeaWorld and Guy Harvey Partner for Ocean Health and Shark Conservation

By Debbie L. Sklar | Times of San Diego SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment  and world-renowned marine artist and conservationist Guy Harvey Thursday announced a new partnership focused on ocean health and the plight of sharks in the wild. The two organizations will partner to raise awareness of these important issues, and collaborate on […]
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May 6, 2016

Guy Harvey and Major Theme Park Announce Partnership

By Emon Reiser | South Florida Business Journal SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and Guy Harvey have announced a partnership that will include the the theme park’s newest ride in Orlando. Mako, a shark-themed coaster opening June 10, will have educational and shopping components that Harvey and SeaWorld say will raise awareness about ocean health […]
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May 4, 2016

Novice Anglers Catch 40 lb. Grouper, Release 300 lb. Hammerhead After Taking South FL “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University April 29 – May 1

News Release By Betty Bauman | “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Women and teens learned, practiced and had a chance to tackle offshore fishing FT. LAUDERDALE, FL 5/3/2016 – Participants came from around the state to learn fishing skills at the “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” South Florida University April 29 – May […]
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May 4, 2016

Alabama Sets Snapper Season in State Waters

By David Rainer Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Alabama has an extremely valuable resource in waters off our state’s coastline. It combines great fisheries with manmade structures to create the nation’s premier reef fish destination. The Alabama Artificial Reef Program has overseen the deployment of 15,000-plus structures in […]
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April 29, 2016

Sailors for the Sea’s Green Boating Guide

By Hilary Kotoun | Sailor for the Sea In honor of Earth Day, Sailors for the Sea is launching their new Green Boating Guide just in time for the spring boat preparation season! Sailors for the Sea partnered with Bonnier Publishing to survey the subscribers of Cruising World and Sailing World to […]
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April 1, 2016

Torqeedo Sponsors Inaugural Kayak Fishing Championship

Kayak angling is the second fastest-growing outdoor sport, and is now generating competitions on a national level. The inaugural Kayak Bass Fishing National Championship was held March 19–20 on Kentucky Lake in Paris, Tennessee. Sponsored by Torqeedo, a long-time advocate of small boat fishing, the winner of the event took […]
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March 28, 2016

Collector’s Edition – Spring 2012

Baffled by billfish – tagging Caribbean billfish reveals previousily unknown information about the great distances these majestic creatures travel.  Plus, Chef Justin Harry shares his style and recipes from Tradewinds Island Resorts. Other articles of interest include:  Boating Green and Shallow Water tools. Buy this back issue for $10 (includes […]
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March 28, 2016

“Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Weekend Offers Angling Fun in South Florida April 29-May 1, 2016, Plus Online Auction

By Betty Bauman Fort Lauderdale, FL – 3/2016 – Women, men and teens are invited to tackle fishing skills at the South Florida “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University, April 29-May 1, 2016 at the I.T. Parker Community Center, Dania Beach, FL. Hosted by the nonprofit organization, the weekend conservation-minded university […]
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March 24, 2016

The “Flounder Bowl” is Back

The “Flounder Bowl” is back. This year’s tournament is scheduled for June 25 or 26 with a captains meeting June 24. The tournament will be capped at 120 boats again this year. Online registration is available and encouraged at www.flounderbowl.com . Both anglers and sponsors can join at the Flounder Bowl website. The Flounder Bowl […]
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March 23, 2016

UWF, Local Schools Team To Study Effects Of Lionfish

By Richard Conn | WUWF The highly invasive lionfish has been become a dominant predator since it was first documented in the Gulf off Pensacola in 2010. Armed with venomous spines, a voracious appetite and no natural predator, it’s common to find 50 to 60 lionfish on just one reef, […]
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March 23, 2016

Researchers, Restaurateurs Tackle Lionfish Problem

By Mike Ensley | UWF Pensacola – While it may be beautiful in a home aquarium, the aggressive and fast-reproducing lionfish is wreaking havoc in the ocean ecosystem and endangering reef habitats. But there might be a way to keep the lionfish in check: by eating it. Researchers and restaurateurs in […]
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March 23, 2016

Calling All Red Drum Anglers. Your Input Needed.

A new red drum stock assessment is complete and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking input from anglers about their experiences with the red drum fishery. We want to know how you think the fishery is doing and what you think of the current bag limits. […]
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March 18, 2016

Don’t Cut the Line! Reel. Remove. Release.

News Release By Karen Parker | FWC It’s a beautiful day and the fishing is good. Suddenly, the line snags on something as the cast is made. A bird is hooked. Don’t panic. There’s a way to get that bird released. “The first thing to know is don’t cut the line,” […]
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March 18, 2016

Commemorate the USS Oriskany’s Reefing by Diving into History and Nature in the Pensacola Bay Area

News Release By Steve Hayes | Visit Pensacola Visit Pensacola invites adventurers to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the “Great Carrier Reef” Pensacola, Fla. (March 14, 2016) –To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the reefing of the USS Oriskany in May, Visit Pensacola invites explorers of all ages to visit this historic seaport, located […]
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