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Middle Keys ‘Bull & Cow’ happens this weekend

In 2019, the motto of the annual Marathon Offshore Bull & Cow Dolphin Tournament was “the more the merrier” — as the number of boats fishing the...

Grab a Grouper and ‘Live Like Jeff’

This Friday, May 1, grouper season opens in the Keys, and Forever Young Charter Company is hosting the 1st Annual Dive for Jeff Grouper Opener Tournament. The...

“There’s poison in our water.”

My name is Joe Weatherby. I have been a professional captain, diver, fisherman, snorkeler, unsuccessful treasure hunter and constant conservationist in the Florida Keys and Key West for...
Captain Steve Friedman

“Random massive closures are not the answer. Education and enforcement are what’s needed.”

Rooted in conservation since the early 50’s, the Florida Keys Fishing Guides Association (“FKFGA”) has long been involved the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary’s (“FKNMS”) management practices...
Captain Michael Barber

About Restoring the Reefs of Florida

Let’s all backup a minute here and inventory what we know or suspect is causing the degradation of the coral reefs.  There are the various natural phenomena...
Pictured left, Will Benson is a flats fishing guide and Sanctuary Advisory Council member. CONTRIBUTED

“I’d rather be fishing, but the collapsing fisheries brought me to the table.”

I serve on the Sanctuary Advisory Council representing recreational fishermen, from guides to anglers, and the interests of flats guides. Everything is declining. We’ve had the worst...
#fishing: Spearfishermen are targeting kingfish - A fish on a boat in a body of water - Water

#fishing: Spearfishermen are targeting kingfish

Groupers are out because the harvest is closed, but there are so many species that are in season. Over the last few weeks we have experienced moderate...
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#SeenAroundTown: Key West Association of Realtors

The Key West Association of Realtors held their 2014 installation gala this past Wednesday at the Tennessee Williams Theater. The room was filled with KWAR’s team, realtors,...
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#Elections: Referendum explanations

CONSTITUTIONAL (STATE-LEVEL) AMENDMENT No. 1 Water and Land Conservation Funds the Land Acquisition Trust Fund to acquire, restore, improve, and manage conservation lands including wetlands and forests; fish and wildlife...
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#Events: What to do … What to do …

Friday, Oct. 31 Parrothead “Meeting of the Minds” from 5 to 8 p.m. at The BottleCap Lounge, Key West (benefits VNA/Hospice). Saturday, Nov. 1 Tickets go on sale for Master...