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Starting in March 2013, recreational crab traps in Florida will be required to have rigid funnel openings no larger than 2 x 6 inches at the narrowest point or 2 x 6-inch bycatch reduction devices installed to reduce accidental trapping of diamondback terrapins, which has been a significant threat to ...Read More
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 ...Read More
Are you looking for some fun and affordable things to do with your family in the Florida Keys? Look no further! Here are some great ideas for your next family vacation: Visit the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center. This museum is filled with interactive exhibits that teach visitors about the unique ...Read More
Located at the southernmost tip of the state, the Florida Keys are a true paradise for anglers of all skill levels. With its crystal clear waters and diverse marine life, the Keys offer some of the best fishing in the world. Whether you're an experienced angler looking to target your ...Read More
I am always looking for ways to save money while still being able to enjoy all the activities and experiences that a place has to offer. That's why I was excited to discover that the Florida Keys have plenty of opportunities for free shoreline fishing. Whether you are an experienced ...Read More
The American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) is a large reptile native to the tropical regions of the Americas, including parts of the United States such as Southern Florida. These animals can grow up to 18 feet in length and weigh over 1,000 pounds, making them one of the largest crocodile species ...Read More
The third land-based Keys coral nursery operated by Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium in Key Largo is now open for free public visits for up to 12 people. Fridays at 10 a.m., tours at Reefhouse Resort & Marina are scheduled. You can make reservations at mote.org/KeyLargo. Mote outplants coral along ...Read More
The Florida Keys are a popular vacation destination year-round, but there are plenty of special events and activities to enjoy in December. Here are a few ideas for things to do in the Florida Keys this month: Celebrate the holiday season at the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in Key West ...Read More
Florida Manatees are large, aquatic mammals native to the waters of Florida and the surrounding states. During the winter months, these animals can often be found in the warm waters of Florida's springs and power plants as well as the Florida Keys, where they gather to avoid the cold. Manatees ...Read More
The American crocodile is a large reptile native to the tropical regions of the Americas, including South Florida. These crocodiles can grow to be quite large, with males reaching lengths of up to 15 feet and weighing up to 1,000 pounds. Unlike their relatives, the American alligator, American crocodiles have ...Read More
In the Florida Keys & Key West, fresh seafood is a must for just about every meal. And with the abundance of fish and seafood in Keys waters, most restaurants along the island chain make it a menu staple. It’s easy to find just-off-the-boat snapper, grouper and mahi-mahi served grilled, ...Read More
The recreational and commercial spiny lobster season starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31. Learn more about bag limits, size limits, where to harvest, and other regulations at MyFWC.com/Marine by clicking on “Recreational Regulations” and “Lobster,” which is under the “Crabs, Lobster and other Shellfish” tab. If you plan to lobster ...Read More
With summer in full swing, many people are working and recreating near Florida’s lakes, rivers and wetland areas. Warm temperatures also mean alligators and crocodiles are more active and visible. While serious injuries caused by alligators and crocodiles are rare in Florida, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) ...Read More
At its July meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved the final rule establishing a statewide Vessel Turn-In Program (VTIP) as part of the Derelict Vessel Prevention Program. The new rule will create a voluntary program to remove at-risk vessels before they become derelict, which helps Florida’s ...Read More
Lobstering in the Florida Keys is a great way to get fresh seafood. The Florida Keys are home to some of the best Spiny Crawfish or lobster in the world. The lobster here are caught in the Atlantic Ocean, Florida Bay, and Gulf of Mexico. They are known for their sweet ...Read More
This Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds beachgoers how to help protect vulnerable beach-nesting birds while enjoying Florida’s coastal habitats this holiday weekend. Each spring and summer, shorebirds and seabirds rely on Florida’s sandy beaches for critical nesting habitat. Everyone headed to our shorelines this weekend can make ...Read More
If you’re fishing for reef fish this season, be sure to look for signs of barotrauma and be prepared to act. Barotrauma, or injuries caused by pressure changes, occur when fish are rapidly brought to the surface from depths 50 feet or greater. Signs of barotrauma include the stomach coming ...Read More
Divers interested in viewing the underwater phenomenon of coral spawning can join Florida Keys dive operators during select coral spawning charters — twilight trips to shallow reefs on or around the full moons in August and September to watch the reproductive action along the continental United States’ only living coral ...Read More
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds the public that we can help sea turtles have a successful nesting season by giving them space, removing beach furniture at night, keeping beaches clean and dark, and never disturbing their nests. Sea turtles and their nests are protected under state ...Read More
Local parades, beach parties and on-the-water fun topped off by fireworks displays are to highlight Independence Day celebrations throughout the Florida Keys. As well as an annual salute to the United States’ freedom, some activities surrounding the July 4 holiday also illustrate the island chain’s quirky independent spirit. Highlights include: ...Read More