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Captains Allison and Brian Culbertson of Keys Boat Tours on Sunshine Key accept their 2020 Blue Star Fishing Guide recognition from Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Photo: Nicole Uibel/NOAA

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary added Florida Keys Flats Fishing of Key Largo, Keys Boat Tours of Sunshine Key, and Folklure Charters of Key West as the newest participants in the Blue Star Fishing Guide program.

The education and conservation program, launched in 2018, recognizes charter boat captains who are committed to sustainable fishing and educating their customers about resource protection in the sanctuary. The voluntary Blue Star 

Fishing Guide program provides online training for captains and crew members that covers general education about the national marine sanctuary, its diverse habitats, and fisheries.

For more information and a list of sanctuary-recognized fishing guides, visit or email [email protected].

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