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Reel Time: Reflections

While fishing might seem challenging to the average angler, there are definitely some bright spots in what has been a perplexing season. Seasoned guides...

A swordfishing pioneer remembered

CORTEZ – Legendary swordfish and tuna boat captain Warren Cannon passed away recently after a body surfing accident in St. Augustine. On Saturday, Sept. 29,...
Red Tide Banyas Request

Red tide fishing request denied

CORTEZ – Commercial fisherman and Cortez businessman John Banyas came up short in his attempt to get the state-issued special activity license that he...
red tide Recovery Meeting

Restaurateurs combat red tide

CORTEZ – Local restaurateurs, food and beverage industry professionals and others gathered at the Swordfish Grill last week to discuss the economic impacts of...
Bell Guthrie aerial

Bell submits Butler Act evidence

CORTEZ – The A.P. Bell Fish Co. submitted 44 pieces of evidence on Friday to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that a...
Cortez Memorial Day

Memorial Day at Cortez Cultural Center

The Cortez Cultural Center held an old-fashioned hot dog picnic on Memorial Day, with two veterans (top row from left), Bob Landry, who served...
Cortez Florida Maritime Museum

Museum to host Coastal Community Celebration

CORTEZ – The Florida Maritime Museum will host its Coastal Community Celebration on Thursday, June 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. The after-hours event will...
Cortez passport program

Cortez Passport promotes businesses, historic culture

CORTEZ – The merchants of historic Cortez village unveiled their forthcoming passport promotion at the Florida Maritime Museum on Wednesday, May 16. The intent is...
FDOT Cortez Bridge

FDOT: Only one building affected by bridge

CORTEZ – If the current plans for the 65-foot clearance replacement for the Cortez Bridge hold true, the only structural casualty of the project...
Bradenton Beach Cortez Bridge

City officials blast bridge decision

BRADENTON BEACH – City commissioners oppose the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) recent decision to replace the Cortez Bridge drawbridge with a 65-foot-tall, fixed-span...
Guthrie net camp

Guthrie denies DEP allegations

CORTEZ – Raymond Guthrie Jr. denies all but one of the 21 allegations in the state’s order to tear down the net camp he...
Guthrie net camp

County supports Guthrie net camp

CORTEZ – The Manatee County Commission has voted to support Raymond Guthrie Jr. in his fight to keep the net camp structure he built...
Mark Coarsey

Fishermen ask Floridians to cast vote against net ban

Updated March 27, 2018 The CRC did not select the net ban proposal in its last cut for the November ballot. CORTEZ – Nearly 25 years...
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Cortez fishermen ready crab traps for season

CORTEZ - The Florida stone crab harvest begins Oct. 15, and Cortez commercial fishermen are readying traps to drop them in Gulf of Mexico...
Cortez donation drive Everglades City

Cortez helps Florida fishing communities hit by Irma

CORTEZ - Residents of the Cortez historic fishing village are reaching out to provide aid to fellow commercial fishermen in Chokoloskee and Everglades City...