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University of Florida researchers at The Florida Aquarium have begun breeding long-spined sea urchins to help Florida's ailing reefs recover. NOAA Florida has an underappreciated secret weapon to help heal its ailing reefs: prickly sea urchins. This week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration unveiled a $97 million rescue effort expected to ...Read More
Do you still have some Christmas gift buying to do? The link below will take you to our Keys Treasures Amazon influencer page where you will find some recommendations for Florida Keys books, fishing and diving items, and other gift ideas. Please check them out and help support this page at ...Read More
What does a Resident 65+ Hunt/Fish certificate cover and where do I get it? Florida residents age 65 or older only need a Florida Driver License or Identification Card to prove residency and age. They are not required to purchase the following recreational licenses and permits: Saltwater fishing, freshwater fishing ...Read More
Runners of all ages are attracted to a unique scenic bridge race above the Upper Florida Keys and the eastern edges of the Florida Everglades. The annual First State Bank Key Largo Bridge Run is scheduled Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. The 2019 event features a half-marathon and a 4-mile run/walk. The USA Track & Field–certified course is to start at the access ...Read More
While the Florida Keys stone crab harvest runs from Oct. 15 to May 15, November’s annual Stone Crab Eating Contest is an undisputed highlight of the seven-month season. The much-anticipated munch-a-thon is to draw amateur eaters and their fans Saturday, Nov. 9. Staged at Keys Fisheries Market and Marina, located ...Read More
Emily Hower, a research assistant at Nova Southeastern University doing field work on coral off Key West in Florida, bobs up out of the water and removes her diving mask. The news is not good. Most of the pillar coral that her team have been monitoring for years are dead.Hower ...Read More
Key West’s Old Town contains one of the largest predominantly wooden historic districts in the United States — incorporating almost 3,000 structures that range from cigar-makers’ cottages to Victorian mansions. History and architecture buffs can celebrate the organization that helped preserve and protect the distinctive district during the Old Island ...Read More
In recognition of Veteran’s Day, discerning anglers from across the country are to unite with war heroes to pursue some of the most elusive game fish in the world for trophies and prizes. The annual Cheeca Lodge All-American Backcountry Tournament is set for Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 7-9, in Islamorada ...Read More
Harboring the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States, the Florida Keys - Top Dives - are largely devoted to maintaining the region’s offshore environment. The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, established in 1990, comprises 2,900 square nautical miles of coastal waters from northernmost Key Largo south ...Read More
For over 50 years the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament has opened the renowned triple-crown Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship series. Anglers can compete in this year’s event Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 5-8. An unlimited number of anglers per vessel can participate in the all-release tournament, a primary fundraiser for the ...Read More
IveGot1 brings the power of EDDMapS to your iPhone. Now you can submit invasive species observations directly with your iPhone from the field. These reports are uploaded to EDDMapS and e-mailed directly to local and state verifiers for review. IveGot1 was developed by the University of Georgia Center for Invasive ...Read More
Rush and Ali are in the Florida Keys bottom fishing with new friend Dave Kustra from Dakus Bones. First commissioned to mount Ali’ s swordfish catch from last season, the guys invite Dave down to the Keys to fish in Rush’s backyard where they learn more about the fascinating world ...Read More
The Fish and Wildlife Research Institute is asking the public to report observations of horseshoe crabs mating activities in order to help biologists identify nesting beaches around the state. Horseshoe crabs can be found in the United States from Maine to Florida. Adult horseshoe crabs are usually found offshore, but ...Read More
Applications available for FWC’s 2019-2020 High School Fishing Program The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) 2019-2020 High School Fishing Program offers high school fishing clubs or teams the opportunity to apply for the Florida Sport Fish Restoration R3 Fishing Grant. This grant program is focused on recruiting new ...Read More
Florida Keys residents headed to Harry Harris Park may be asked for address information beginning Saturday. A gatehouse at the entrance to the popular oceanfront park is expected to be staffed Oct. 5, with out-of-county residents charged for admission. Non-residents will be charged $5 per person. Boaters living outside the Keys ...Read More
The fabled Fantasy Fest Pet Masquerade, scheduled Wednesday, Oct. 23, is to evoke echoes of melodies like the iconic “Who Let the Dogs Out” and the classic “What’s New Pussycat.” That’s because the wacky masquerade contest is expected to draw creatively costumed cats, designer-togged dogs and other domestic animals and ...Read More
For the sea lovers who love to spend most of the day either in a quiet stroll over the sand or go ahead in snorkeling or surfing, there is no better place other than Key West. Out of the other keys in Florida, Hotels In Key West offer the best ...Read More
As state approaches 275,000 patients, Trulieve's latest storefront brings Florida's largest selection of medical cannabis to patients in the Keys. To celebrate their newest store, Trulieve will be hosting a grand opening celebration on Tuesday, September 17th at 10:00 AM, with doors opening and press tours of the new dispensary ...Read More
One of my favorite fish to catch and eat is the Spotted Seatrout. The rules may be changing for both Commercial and Recreational fishing and are quite complicated and different in different areas of the state. At its meeting in Cape Canaveral, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) ...Read More
Do you love eating StoneCrab claws? Did you know YOU can place your own Recreational Stonecrab traps? Stonecrab season begins Oct. 15. Read on if interested. Florida’s recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvest season opens Oct. 15 in state and federal waters. New Recreational Trap Requirements Recreational harvesters who ...Read More