The Florida Keys have a rich history dating back to the indigenous peoples who lived there thousands of years ago. Some of the most significant Florida Keys Historical Events include: Ponce de León’s arrival in 1513: Juan Ponce de León arrived in Florida in 1513, marking the start of European exploration and colonization of the … Read more
Effective April 1, 2021, regulation changes will go into effect at Western Dry Rocks that prohibit fishing from April 1 – July 31. These changes are aimed at providing benefits for multiple recreationally and commercially important species that aggregate to spawn at Western Dry Rocks, including permit, mutton snapper, gray snapper, and yellowtail snapper. The … Read more
In November 2020 the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary FKNMS marks 30 years of dedication to protecting the world’s third-largest barrier reef and the waters surrounding the island chain.