Florida Sea Grant

Panhandle Sea Grant Agents Receive Grant to Protect Sea Turtles

Editor’s  Note: This article is republished fromUF/IFAS Extension Comings & Goings. Three Florida Sea Grant agents in the middle Panhandle region of the state have received a half-million dollar grant to mitigate the impacts of artificial lighting on sea turtles. The work is supported with Natural Resource Damage Assessment funding in a partnership between the Florida …

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Oyster Restoration Research in Apalachicola Bay

MEETING NOTICE Oyster Restoration Research in Apalachicola Bay November 15, 2016 From 5 – 6 PM Apalachicola Community Center 1 Bay Avenue Scientists from the University of Florida, and resource managers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will provide an update regarding the experimental …

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Estuaries Day Event Draws Crowds to Eastpoint

Estuaries Day 2014 was celebrated at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve in Eastpoint this year with hundreds of local residents and visitors to the area. The annual event highlights the importance of estuaries nationwide with a focus on our own Apalachicola Bay estuary. A range of fun and educational activities helped participants learn about …

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UF Oyster Recovery Team sets Oct. 1 public meeting in Apalachicola

SEPT. 19, 2014 UPDATE:  The time-frame for the Oct. 1 workshop in Apalachicola has been adjusted.  The workshop will start with sign-in and discussion at 2:00 p.m. and last until 4 p.m.   SEPT. 18, 2014 UPDATE:  The format for the Oct. 1 workshop in Apalachicola has been updated to accommodate a two-step process that …

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California Seeking to Ease Restrictions on Gulf Oysters

A notice has been issued by the California Dept. of Public Health dated June 27 that is seeking public comment on a proposed rule change regarding the allowable level of microbial Vibrio vulnificus in post-harvest processed Gulf oysters. Post-harvest processed oysters are regulated as raw, but have been subjected to a process to reduce levels …

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Extended Training Opportunity for Shellfish Harvesters

UF/IFAS Sea Grant staff from Franklin and Bay Counties are partnering with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) to provide additional days for the required oyster/clam harvester training as prescribed by the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference (ISSC) for the new license year which starts July 1, 2014. Harvesters can receive a certificate of …

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Oyster Harvester Training Now Offered

The State of Florida has initiated training of harvesters as prescribed by the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference (ISSC) requirements for the new license year which starts July 1, 2014.  The training is offered through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) in Apalachicola. Harvesters can receive a certificate of training necessary to obtain a …

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Oyster Harvester Training Now Offered

The State of Florida has initiated training of harvesters as prescribed by the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference (ISSC) requirements for the new license year which starts July 1, 2014.  The training is offered through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) in Apalachicola. Harvesters can receive a certificate of training necessary to obtain a …

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Introduction to Oyster Culture in the Northeastern United States

Introduction to Oyster Culture in the Northeastern United States   Thursday, April 3, 2014 FSU Coastal and Marine Lab 3618 Coastal Hwy 98, St. Teresa, FL The workshop is from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The University of Florida IFAS Cooperative Extension Service in partnership with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division …

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Oyster Recovery Team report: Drought and salinity major issues, not oil

Joe Taylor is executive director of Franklin's Promise Coalition.

For Immediate Release GAINESVILLE, Fla. — There is no evidence that pollutants from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill contributed to the “unprecedented” decline in recent Apalachicola Bay oyster populations, according to a report this week by the University of Florida. Instead, the report by UF’s Oyster Recovery Team cites drought, insufficient rainfall and …

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