Removing the invaders

Records were broken over the weekend at the fourth annual Lionfish World Championship in Pensacola, and Marathon’s lionfish queen Rachel Bowman was there to contribute. Team Hang...

Top rules for boaters

With National Safe Boating Week from Saturday, May 19 to Friday, May 25, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary put together some helpful reminders. Make responsible boating decisions...

Dolphin Rodeo remembers Sheahan

Nick Sheahan Dolphin Rodeo returns for its 11th installment from Friday through Sunday, May 4-6. The annual fishing challenge was first organized in 2008 to honor Nick...

Last piece of intel – New buoy helps boaters

Attention boaters: the new wave buoy placed 10 miles off Bahia Honda State Park April 1 is here to help. Does the water look calm but not...
lionfish

Locals talk about traps to stop the lionfish invasion

“We always defer to formal regulations. Our utmost priority is to take as good a care of the ocean’s ecosystem that we can. As much as we...
commercial boats

Lobster harvest takes a hit

The 2017-18 lobster season could produce half the expected harvest because of Hurricane Irma, and stone crab numbers are likely to suffer as well. “Harvest levels are returning...
Fishing in the Keys

Pro Tips: Seminars improve fishing odds

This year’s Island Boat Show features fishing seminars from four of the Keys’ best Captains, who will be revealing the tricks and techniques pros use when fishing...
Gordon Ramsay with lionfish

The Summer of Gordon

Islamorada Dive Center Owner Eric Billips has become one of the de facto experts in the nation when it comes to the eradication of lionfish over the...
Guides trust foundation

Guides get much needed financial help

The Guides Trust Foundation was presented with a check for $50,000 at the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust International Science Symposium Awards Banquet on Nov. 11. Accepting on...

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...