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Scuba, anyone? Dive sites open for business

Diving is one of the Keys’ greatest passions and pastimes, and an integral part of the tourism industry. Losing dive sites could wreak more economic damage after...

What’s next for fishing guides post-Irma

Zinke caps permit fees for Everglades Everglades National Park and local fishing guides seemed to be making progress on proposed fees to the park’s commercial use authorization permit...

Reefs resilient post-Irma

Following Hurricane Irma, the biggest question some divers had was, “How’d the reefs do?” The answer: “The reefs were in better shape than we anticipated,” said Jack Fishman, Rainbow...

A reprieve in Dry Tortugas

Also: No bullynetting after curfew Richie Stiglitz is having a sleepover on Key Colony Beach, grilling for his crew and friends six days post-Irma, telling stories of the...
How to measure a hogfish.

Hogfish rules change

Limit drops, fork length rises One of the Florida Keys’ most popular fish to catch and eat, the hogfish, is subject to some serious commercial and recreational changes....

Local Knowledge: Fish Tales Told Here

The guys at BD Outdoors all agree that the key to any successful fishing trip is local knowledge, and that’s when the idea for the TV show...

That is what she shot

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...