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Spearfishing Tournament helps Womankind Jenna Moeller kind of does it all. She’s a Monroe County Sheriff’s Officer, rescue pup mom, and a second-place conch fritter eating world champion. But,...

Grouper season opens May 1

‘It should be a holiday’ “The first day of hunting season up north is like a holiday,” said Castaway Waterfront Restaurant owner John Mirabella, who is hosting the...

ISLAMORADA: Anne’s Beach gets facelift

Funding for boardwalk Ok’d On Feb. 16, the Village of Islamorada and the Tourist Development Council reached a grant agreement to fund the first phase of the Anne’s...

February is “Know Your Fisherman” month

Who caught it?   Fresh yellowtail or frozen tilapia? Key West Pink or farm raised shrimp from China? It can be easier, and cheaper, for restaurants to bait and...

#FishForJose: Spanish Fly lives on

Foundation and daughter carry on Wejebe’s legacy “The show must go on,” Krissy Wejebe-Moloney said, while nine months pregnant and planning the annual three-day fundraiser in her father’s...

BY THE NUMBERS: Lionfish Derby

By Theresa Java The annual Upper Keys Lionfish Derby took place Sept. 10 at John Pennekamp Coral Reef Park. It wasn’t the resounding success it usually is —...

Trap life: Born and bred lobstermen know how to hustle

On summer break, the alarm goes off at 4:30 a.m., and two Key West High School soon-to-be sophomores open their eyes. Cousins Demi Stiglitz and Peder Bidonne,...

Commercial fisheries fighting for fairness

Annual meeting is about safety and rights Members of the Southeastern Fisheries Association gathered in Key Largo last week to discuss legislative changes, industry regulations and how to...

Grouper season has its pluses and minuses

Local grouper season reopens May 1 Grouper season is closed in Monroe County waters from January 1 through April 30 each year with an anticipated opening on May...

Mote Marine breaks down barriers

New laboratory will be state-of-the-art Mote Marine’s Summerland Key home had humble beginnings after being wiped off Pigeon Key during Hurricane Georges in 1998. What started as a...