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FreeBee Islamorada is expanding the hours of its alternative transportation services with Freebee Islamorada, operating on-call electric vehicles to transport passengers among Islamorada’s four islands. The Freebee Electric Vehicle Ridesharing Service has been running on Upper Matecumbe Key since November 2018. Current service is offered Thursdays and Fridays from 4 ...Read More
The FWC welcomes comments on any species, even those not featured on this page, at any time via the comment form below, email at Marine@MyFWC.com or phone at 850-487-0554. The following topics are either tentatively slated to be brought before the Commission in the near future or items FWC staff plan to begin working on. This is not ...Read More
Scientists investigating a devastating new coral disease infecting reefs from Florida to and throughout the Caribbean may be zeroing in on a culprit behind the unpredictable spread: ballast water from big ships. Investigators are now poring over shipping records housed at the Smithsonian to confirm the connection and better contain ...Read More
This legendary tropical fruit property in the Florida Keys had a massive hurricane roll through 2 years ago, so everyone's been wondering... How did this 60+-year-old Grimal Grove recover after another battling round of catastrophic winds? After Hurricane Irma's colossal damage to Big Pine Key, the losses were extreme, our ...Read More
Sawfish are the world’s most threatened marine fish, with all five species classified as endangered or critically endangered. Florida used to host two of the species, but now only the Smalltooth Sawfish remains. The last largetooth sawfish was reported in Florida in 1943, according to Tonya Wiley, president of the ...Read More
The smalltooth sawfish, the only sawfish found in Florida, has been protected in Florida since 1992 and became federally listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act in 2003. Little was known about the species when it became listed but since that time, scientists have learned a lot about its biology ...Read More
Shrimp, spiny lobster, stone crab claws and fish, all “fishermen-to-fork fresh,” are to headline the attractions for attendees at the Original Marathon Seafood Festival scheduled Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15, in Marathon. For over 40 years, the taste bud–tempting outdoor feast has drawn seafood lovers and Keys families to gather at the Marathon Community Park, mile marker 49 oceanside. Commercial fisheries and markets catch, clean and cook the nearly 15,000-pound spread of fresh Florida Keys seafood, bushels of oysters from the west ...Read More
It’s not a stringed instrument, a percussion instrument or the musical choice of virtually any “American Idol” contestant. Nonetheless, the conch shell takes center stage in Key West’s music scene each spring, when several dozen hopefuls vie for victory in the annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest. Set for noon Saturday, ...Read More
For more than 30 years internationally renowned playwright Tennessee Williams lived and wrote theatrical masterpieces in Key West. Fans can celebrate his extraordinary talent and life with a series of cultural events scheduled Feb. 22 through March 30. Highlights of the Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration include performances of “Talking Tennessee” ...Read More
An example of why anglers flock to the Florida Keys. George Poveromo and local ace Ariel Medero begin their October trip by "yellowtailing". Within minutes of dropping anchor and chumming, clouds of "flags" (large yellowtails) materialize behind the MARC VI. Between traditional yellowtailing tactics and live-chumming, the duo limits out ...Read More
Spotted SeaTrout Statewide Regulations Update At its December meeting in Panama City Beach, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved rule changes for spotted seatrout. Changes will go into effect Feb. 1, 2020. These changes DO NOT replace the SW Florida red-tide-related closures listed below. Monroe County Florida ...Read More
The freshly reinvented, iconic, 14-acre Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina, located oceanfront in Islamorada, Fla., proudly welcomes travelers with a Winter Ciao Down offer. The resort is extending special rates for a foodie getaway and events-filled energy to escape February weather. With rates starting at $246 per night for ...Read More
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For travelers seeking “voluntourism” opportunities to help sustain the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef, the “Florida Keys Superfan” eco-adventure giveaway offers an enticing prize. One entrant is to win a five-night vacation that includes accommodations, eco-attractions and diving experiences to plant corals. The winner is to discover ...Read More
George Poveromo and Chris Hanson fishing Key Largo shallow Atlantic patch reefs and backcountry waters. On light Penn tackle, they encounter fish on the patches the likes of Bonefish, AfricanPompano, Snappers, Cero and Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, Groupers, Ladyfish and Sharks. Snook Regulations Then, in the back country, the duo scores Snook, ...Read More
George Poveromo shows kayak angler Bri Andrassy the fast way of catching groupers, permit and dolphin off Key West, Florida Keys. Check out George Poveromo Youtube Permit Spawning Season Closure Starts April 1 Florida Keys Permit Bridge Fishing - Islamorada ...Read More
Encouraging residents and visitors to shrink their environmental footprints, Key Largo’s popular “Delicate Balance of Nature” free lecture series kicks off its 29th year Wednesday, Jan.15. The Jan. 15 presentation is to focus on owl species of the Florida Keys, from the quirky burrowing owl to the massive great horned owl. Jordan Budnik, Executive Director of the ...Read More
Islamorada -- the sports fishing capital of the world -- is more than just a destination for the best fishing. From seafood smorgasbords at every local restaurant to peaceful time spent swaying in hammocks, Islamorada is a quaint getaway that’s perfect for any weekend. Islamorada, often viewed as the less ...Read More
At its October meeting in Cape Canaveral, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved regulation changes to create a recreational limit for blackfin tuna of two fish per person or 10 fish per vessel, whichever is greater, and to extend these regulations into federal waters. These changes will go ...Read More
Looking for the best Florida Keys places to eat and drink? Here are suggestions from 10 Florida Keys Locals. Teri Johnston PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN E. MCDONALD Where to Meet Locals According to Teri Johnston, mayor of Key West When Teri Johnston was sworn in as mayor of Key West last year, ...Read More