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Oyster Restoration Research Team Announces Nov. 14 Meeting

Extension agent Angie Lindsey (left, blue shirt) talking with Apalachicola community partners concerning oil spill recovery research. UF/IFAS photo by Tyler Jones.

Project leaders coordinating the long-term oyster reef restoration study in Apalachicola Bay will be hosting an update meeting for the community on Nov. 14, 2017, from 5-6 pm in the Apalachicola Community Center. The meeting will include representatives from the University of Florida, Florida Sea Grant, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the …

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Panhandle Outdoors LIVE St. Joseph Bay Waterschool

The University of Florida IFAS Extension faculty are continuing their acclaimed “Panhandle Outdoors Live!” programs for 2017. They will include presentations, as well as, traditional excursions to explore and learn about the Panhandle’s signature ecosystems. This year’s planned programs include “Nearshore Artificial Reefs” (Navarre Beach, Aug. 17), “St. Joseph Bay” (Gulf County, Sept. 19-20), “Coastal Dune Lakes” (Walton County, …

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Oyster Restoration Research Team Announces May 1 Meeting

Project leaders coordinating the long-term oyster reef restoration study in Apalachicola Bay will be hosting an update meeting for the community on May 1, 2017, from 5-6 pm in the Apalachicola Community Center. The meeting will feature representatives from the University of Florida, Florida Sea Grant, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the …

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Sea Grant needs your help

Today we are putting our weekly job/internship roundup on hold to bring you a special message from our director, Karl Havens. There is a potentially dire situation for the Florida Sea Grant program unfolding in Washington, D.C. On Tuesday, March 28, the President sent Congress a request for drastic cuts to many government programs related …

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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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