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DeSantis Mote Marine

Governor launches environmental reforms

SARASOTA – New Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is wasting no time addressing water quality issues, including harmful algae blooms. On Thursday, Jan. 10, DeSantis signed...
Ducks at Perico Preserve

Residents sound off on duck hunting

MANATEE COUNTY – County commissioners heard the first volley of complaints from residents about duck hunting near county preserves bordering neighborhoods at a land...

Reel Time: The miracle of Matlacha

Matlacha is a piece of Old Florida that has been spared, in large part, because it isn’t situated on the Gulf of Mexico. That...
Coquina Beach lifeguard stand

New lifeguards, stands, on horizon

CORTEZ BEACH - Six new lifeguards in three new lifeguard stands will protect beachgoers beginning next year at Twin Piers, the site of three...
Holmes Beach Coyote

FWC: Learn coyote coexistence

LONGBOAT KEY – Coyotes walking down the beaches and roads of Florida’s barrier islands should not surprise residents or tourists, according to state wildlife...
mottled ducks

Duck hunting spreads to Neal Preserve

PERICO ISLAND – Perico Preserve, a bird sanctuary, is not the only county preserve where duck hunters are shooting easy prey. Since duck hunting season...
Shark fishing

FWC may restrict shoreline shark fishing

Beachgoers’ concerns about shoreline shark fishing have prompted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to consider tightening shark fishing rules at its...
Egmont Key ruins in water

Egmont renourishment halted by turtle deaths

EGMONT KEY – The renourishment of Egmont Key’s critically-eroded beaches is at a standstill because the project resulted in the deaths of six sea...
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Reel Time: Sarasota Bay seagrasses take a big hit

I don’t have to remind anyone of the devastation the red tide wrought in our bays and Gulf. Images of dumpsters stuffed with fish,...
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Reel Time: Kids for Clean Water

All of us who live on the Gulf coast have been impacted by the recent red tide and the unprecedented death of dolphins, sea...
Mullet

Mullet off to slow start

CORTEZ - It’s after Thanksgiving and a cold front has passed through, but what should be mullet season hasn’t really started yet, thanks to...

Hunters have bird lovers crying ‘foul’ at Perico Preserve

PERICO PRESERVE – It’s a cool, sunny, Thanksgiving weekend day and you’re walking along the path at Perico Preserve looking at the butterflies and...
Lefty Kreh

Reel Time: Master your knots

Fishing tackle and techniques become more technical with each passing year, but some components of the angling experience have never changed. You can own...
Mullet fishing tournament Winner

Jeffries wins mullet tournament

CORTEZ – Cortez resident Kenny Jeffries won the Fifth Annual Flippin’ Mullet Sports Bar Mullet Fishing Tournament at the Swordfish Grill in Cortez on...
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Reel Time: Sarasota Bay Watch clams survive red tide

Sarasota Bay Watch (SBW) is excited that the clams they introduced into Sarasota Bay this past summer survived the recent red tide outbreak, an...