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You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

By: Mike Hammond As more and more people are returning to the outdoors for recreation, kayak fishing is one of …

Report Horseshoe Crab Sightings to FWC for Science

House Bill 349 is a so-called “seagrass mitigation bill” which in practice further opens the door to more seagrass decline in the Indian River Lagoon. If passed into law, it gives coastal developers a big fat hall pass to continue doing business as usual, seagrass be damned.
David Powell, Vice-President of MCAC Artificial Reef Fund, has been busy securing and cleaning a 142-foot motor vessel to be deployed this summer by the St. Lucie County Artificial Reef Program.

SLC ARTIFICIAL REEF UPDATE: Weather Delays, ROV Drop Camera Methodology, and Moore’s Creek Cleanup

The Tug Singleton is getting closer to becoming St. Lucie County’s sixth tugboat artificial reef.
Macroalgae, such as these, have become dominant where native seagrass has declined.

Bad Seagrass Bill Fails

House Bill 349 is a so-called “seagrass mitigation bill” which in practice further opens the door to more seagrass decline in the Indian River Lagoon. If passed into law, it gives coastal developers a big fat hall pass to continue doing business as usual, seagrass be damned.
In Spring 2023, FWC will allow limited recreational harvest of goliath grouper in state waters.

FWC Updates: FWC Approves Limited Recreational Harvest Of Goliath Grouper In State Waters

FWC Approves Limited Recreational Harvest of Goliath Grouper in State Waters At its March meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife …

April Fishing in SW Florida

By: Capt. Terry Fisher Inshore fishing during the month of April should offer huge opportunities with water temperatures on a …
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