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Recent Posts

Big Pine Key Man Charged With Shooting and Killing Key Deer

BY KEVIN WADLOW A Big Pine Key man confessed to the Friday shooting death of an endangered Key deer, state wildlife officers report. Grant M. Wilson, 33, was arrested Saturday on a felony count of killing a protected species. Officer Jeremy Foell of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation ...
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FWC Proposed Bonus Lobster in Mini-season – Harvest Lionfish

BY KEVIN WADLOW Lad Akins from the Reef Environmental Education Foundation carefully grasps a football-sized lionfish. The Pacific invaders can destroy reef ecosystems if left unchecked. Take 10 lionfish, get an extra lobster: That's the basis of a statewide lobster mini-season experiment that will be floated to the Florida Fish ...
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Harvest Limits Coming for Barracuda

BY KEVIN WADLOW Barracuda are toothy predators. New rules governing their harvest are coming. New commercial and recreational bag limits for barracuda passed a first hearing of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at the board’s Sarasota session. "A pretty broad swath of the recreational-fishing community showed up ...
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Dolphin Fish Harvest Closing for Commercial Fishermen

BY KEVIN WADLOW Commercial fishermen have protested a federal closure to the Atlantic dolphin fishery that's effective this coming Tuesday for the seafood industry. Recreational anglers can continue catching legal-size dolphin, also known as mahi-mahi, with daily limits of 10 per person, up to 60 per boat. No freshly ...
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Key Largo Locals Arrested – Charges of Illegally Catching Lobsters

A father and son from Key Largo are facing charges after illegally catching lobsters near Tom's Harbor Cut Bridge on Wednesday. Deputy Wilfredo Guerra was looking down from the bridge at about 1:45 p.m. when he noticed the two men as they were spearing, wringing and placing the tails of ...
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Islamorada Mansion Sells For Record $13.1 Million

A four-bedroom mansion on a lush, 6.5 acre compound in Islamorada has sold for more than $13.1 million, a record for the Florida Keys.The property includes a pool, a spa, a chef’s kitchen and a 500-foot boat dock, as well as a two-bedroom guest house. Its grounds were designed by ...
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Upscale RV Park Nearing Completion in Key Largo

An upscale recreational vehicle park in development along Florida Bay in Key Largo will likely go by the name Keys Palms Resort, owner Raul Medina told The Real Deal. “We’re three months out from completion,” said Medina, who explained that he is not 100 percent certain about the name because ...
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Florida Everglades No. 1 Fishing Destination in the U.S.

Five out of the top 10 fishing destinations are in Florida. Fishing trips and vacations are big business in the U.S. each summer, and this week the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, and its Take Me Fishing campaign, is unveiling the 2015 Top 100 Family-Friendly Places to Fish and Boat ...
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Powerboat races returning to the Middle Keys after six years

In the early 1990s, the Keys had a full slate of powerboat races, with competitions in waters off Key West, Marathon and Islamorada. This year, the islands will be back up to two competitions after several years of having just one. On Fourth of July weekend, Super Boat International is ...
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Not Everyone On Board for New Big Pine Key Park

Sunset views from a planned park along the Big Pine Key waterfront draw unanimous praise but views on the park's development plans do not. "We have received some negative response but we also have received a great many positive responses," said Steve Miller, a Big Pine Key resident who chairs ...
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