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Brett Fitzgerald | Posted 3 years 4 weeks
  Every day, improperly discarded monofilament fishing line causes devastating problems for marine life and the environment.  Marine mammals, sea turtles, fish and birds become injured from entanglements, or might ingest the line, often dying as a...
Brett Fitzgerald | Posted 3 years 4 weeks
April marks the start of  Angler Action's 3rd year of recording your fishing trip and catch information. The progress of the program has been impressive and Anglers can look forward to great rewards, starting with a personalized new online log [...
Brett Fitzgerald | Posted 3 years 4 weeks
Technology sure has change things these days for the fisherman. I’m not even going to bring up all the new fancy 3d/hd/gps/depth finder, gear, lure etc that are on the boats when you’re fishing. I’m talking about all the things you look up in you...
Brett Fitzgerald | Posted 3 years 4 weeks
ALEXANDRIA, Va. Ever since E10 gasoline (gas containing 10% ethanol) became widely available several years ago, the nation's largest recreational boat owners group, BoatUS, has received hundreds of calls and emails complaining about boat engine...
Brett Fitzgerald | Posted 3 years 4 weeks
  Best Practices for Catch & Release Fishing Sustain our robust fisheries by counting your total catch and handling with skill all the fish you release. Here's an update on best practices: Fish Handling Minimize handling, since this can remove...
Brett Fitzgerald | Posted 3 years 4 weeks
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS   Which species of grouper are managed in the Gulf of Mexico? • The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Gulf Council) and NOAA Fisheries Service regulate the harvest of 15 grouper species: - Red, gag, black, scamp...
Brett Fitzgerald | Posted 3 years 4 weeks
If you fish off St. Lucie County,  from Ft. Pierce to Hutchison Island,  you can now take part in the Angler Action - St.Lucie Artificial Reef Project.  Practice logging your catch on AnglerAction.org, whenever you fish.  And when you visit any of...
Brett Fitzgerald | Posted 3 years 4 weeks
  Limited Release!   [click here to order] SGF announces the release of Visions of True Florida: First Memories, a series of original artwork representing a collaborative project between official SGF artist Joe Suroviec and some of Florida’s most...
Brett Fitzgerald | Posted 3 years 1 month
  Angler Action to partner in new science and policy initiative. University of Florida, Professor Kai Lorenzen provided the following information: Anglers who fish Sarasota Bay and Charlotte Harbor are encouraged to participate in a new...
Brett Fitzgerald | Posted 3 years 1 month
  Historically, recreational anglers have not considered themselves data collectors unless it was for their personal use. Data collection consisted mainly of a fishing log that kept track of what, when, where, why, and how. Information like date,...