FWC Approves Changes to Trap Fisheries Rules

At its September meeting near Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved several changes to recreational and commercial trap fisheries rules. These changes are part of a long-term project to evaluate and improve the management of Florida’s saltwater trap fisheries. Approved changes include: Creating...
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Florida Keys Ocean Festival 12-1-18

Attendees at the eighth annual Florida Keys Ocean Festival can celebrate the island chain's vibrant marine environment outdoors in Islamorada with live music, artistry, kids' activities, educational exhibits and more. Presented by the Florida-based Mote Marine Laboratory, the family-friendly event is set for 11 a.m. to...
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What Are Coral Reefs?

Table coral (Acropora cytherea) is common throughout the tropical Pacific, but in Hawaii its distribution is limited to French Frigate Shoals and neighboring atolls northwest of the main islands. Credit: Greg McFall/NOAA Coral reefs are large underwater structures composed of the skeletons of colonial marine...
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Key Lime Pie Proves Simple to Make

“Easy as pie” or is this just a myth? Although variations of the sweet treat Key Lime Pie prove to be somewhat complex, fundamentals dispel fear and certainty comes to the forefront. Education equates confidence which ultimately inspires home cooks to meet the daily challenges of...
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2018 Key West Paddle Classic 

The 12-mile distance around the island of Key West is to become a saltwater racecourse for competitors on paddleboards and self-propelled watercraft during the 2018 Key West Paddle Classic. The race is scheduled Saturday, April 28, with accompanying events for participants Thursday through Sunday, April...
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