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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...
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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,...
Turkey vultures

Red tide continues to fluctuate

Medium levels of red tide are predicted through at least Monday, Dec. 10 on Anna Maria Island, according to the University of South Florida/Florida...
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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...
Red tide canal

Red tide forecast at high levels

The red tide forecast for Anna Maria Island is high through Monday, Dec. 3, according to the University of South Florida/Florida Fish and Wildlife...
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...
Matthew Kurutz

Scout to build bridges at FISH Preserve

CORTEZ – Boy Scout Matthew Kurutz wants to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest accomplishment in the organization, and he plans to...
Turtle kids

Young artists work to protect dunes

HOLMES BEACH – Student artists in Mary Miller’s fifth grade class at Anna Maria Elementary School will soon see their artwork on signs posted...

Mote’s Red Tide Institute welcomes Heil

Dr. Cynthia Heil is the new director of Mote Marine Laboratory’s new Red Tide Institute, which focuses on studying and testing Florida red tide...

November is Manatee Awareness Month

It’s been a tough couple of years for Florida manatees. So far this year, 714 manatees have died, compared to 538 in 2017, out of...
Egmont Key ruins in water

Egmont Key renourishment starting soon

EGMONT KEY – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is supplying the weapons in the only battle Fort Dade has ever seen – the...