STATE GRANT WILL PAY COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN TO CLEAR THE SHORELINE

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Monroe County is putting out a $1.43 million bid for a management operation to clear nearshore debris between Marathon and Sugarloaf Key. The cleanup is funded by...

Man charged after posts with nurse shark, fileting goliath grouper

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A 32-year-old man from Callahan, Florida, turned himself in to authorities on Oct. 13 after photos and video allegedly showed him in possession of a nurse shark...

COUNTDOWN TO STONE CRAB SEASON; NEW RULES APPLY

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For the first time in memory, there will be new rules governing the stone crab fishery in Florida when the harvesting starts on Thursday, Oct....

Tips for getting started spearfishing

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By Sean Ward, ontrackfishing.com Spearfishing is a great way to spend your free time, and while a day spent spearfishing is sure...

REEF LIONFISH DERBY BREAKS RECORDS, DESPITE WEATHER AND SOCIAL DISTANCING

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In spite of Tropical Storm Sally’s unexpected appearance over south Florida, 27 teams took to the water for REEF’s 11th annual Upper Keys Lionfish Derby....

SHARK ATTACK OFF LIGHTHOUSE HIGHLY UNUSUAL FOR 3 *VERY* IMPORTANT REASONS

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First and foremost, no one wants to blame the victim. Andrew Charles Eddy, 30, sustained a life-threatening injury when he jumped into the water at Sombrero Lighthouse...

Ladies, 108; fish, 0

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Ladies from across Florida fished from eight offshore and inshore boats in Islamorada, catching 108 fish during the Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Screamin’ Reels tournament...

Keys locals featured on Shark Week

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They went lookin’ for “Big Moe” and they might have found him.  James M. Platt, better known as “Bucko” around Marathon, squired around a team of scientists and...
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LOBSTER MINI-SEASON REVIEW

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Sheriff’s Office reports no major violations during mini-season Lobster mini-season came and went in the Florida Keys with no major violations, accidents or injuries, according to the Monroe...

Illegal lobster harvest from artificial habitat draws FWC resource case

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On July 29, at approximately 12:34hrs, Lt. Joshua Peters of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was on-duty and on water patrol. He was patrolling in...