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Calling all anglers to the Navarre Fishing Rodeo

Calling all anglers to the Navarre Fishing Rodeo

It won’t be long before anglers along the Emerald Coast can compete in the Navarre Fishing Rodeo. The event, in its fourth year, is set to take place Oct. 1-2 and is part of the 13th Annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour. The tournament highlights the abundance of fish that can be found in area waters […]

World record lionfish haul

World record lionfish haul

The 8,089 lionfish caught at the weekend event in Pensacola was a world record.  “It was four times more than we have ever had,” said Alex Fogg with Florida Fish and Wildlife.  “These tournaments are very significant to the reefs.  You can control them on a localized level like this if you do it often.”  […]

Scientific efforts key to controlling lionfish problem

Scientific efforts key to controlling lionfish problem

Lionfish are here to stay. That is the message NOAA Research Fisheries Biologist Tom Jackson delivers when discussing the invasive species that has been present in the Gulf of Mexico since 2010. “The cat is already out of the bag,” Jackson said. “You can’t ever get rid of them. Anyone who tells me otherwise, I […]