Volunteer Opportunities- Trap Clean Up

State waters from Wakulla to Hernando Counties are closed to blue crab harvest using standard traps from July 20-29, 2017. This closure occurs every odd year and is meant to help with removal of lost or derelict fishing gear. Derelict fishing gear can cause harm in several ways, including "ghost fishing", creating navigational hazards, and becoming eyesores. If you want to help remove lost or derelict traps during this closed period, see: http://myfwc.com/f…/saltwater/trap-debris/volunteer-program/to obtain a permit and more information.

Whale beached at Hagen's Cove

Whale beached at Hagen's Cove

http://www.wctv.tv/content/news/Crews-working-to-free-beached-whale-in-Taylor-County-431557783.html

"TAYLOR COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) – Crews are working to help a beached whale in Taylor County.

FWC officials says the beached whale was reported just before 10 Thursday morning at Hagens Cove, about 15 miles northwest of Steinhatchee.

The whale, believed to be a pilot whale, is 10 feet long. The University of Florida Marine Mammal stranding team is responding.

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The Taylor County sheriff’s office says the beached whale was spotted by a local fisherman." this morning.

 

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Do you love Scallops? Then be Seagrass Safe!

As a boater, I want to help protect seagrass in Florida and pledge to
• Avoid seagrass beds when possible,
• Trim my motor and idle to a safe depth before getting up on plane, and
• Push my boat to a safe area if I run aground.

If you missed the seminar in Steinhatchee you can watch the replay below.