Florida boat rental services in jeopardy as new law prepares to take effect

Boat rental in Miami, Florida — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Tverdokhlib When the new Boating Safety Act takes effect on January 1 and is implemented statewide in an attempt to make people safer throughout Florida waters, three words in the law could spell disaster for boat and jet ski rental businesses all over the

Florida’s lobster miniseason begins soon

Lobster miniseason, Marathon, FL – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Beach Images Summer season means good eating down in the Florida Keys. The 2022 spiny lobster season begins with the two-day recreational miniseason on Wednesday, July 27 at 12:01 a.m. and ends at midnight Thursday night, followed by the regular recreational and commercial lobster season,

Safety tips for beachgoers after recent shark attacks in Florida

Woman swimming with shark swimming beneath her – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Willyam Bradberry People are growing concerned after multiple shark attacks have occurred across Florida. Recently, a teen survived a scary attack in North Florida on June 30, while a young woman was hospitalized after a recent attack while swimming in the Florida

Red snapper season set to start in Gulf state and federal waters off Florida

Red Snapper School of Fish – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by SergeUWPhoto PINELLAS COUNTY, Fl. – It’s time to catch some red snapper. The recreational red snapper season will begin on June 17 in Gulf state and Florida federal waters and stay open through July 31 with 12 days during the fall.  The season will

11-foot hammerhead shark washes up on southern Florida beach

Hammerhead Shark — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Ken Keifer Much to beachgoers’ surprise, an impressive 11-foot hammerhead shark washed up on a beach in southern Florida. Pompano Beach visitors encountered the shark’s corpse on April 6, according to CNN affiliate WPLG. After moving the body away from curious onlookers, scientists from the American Shark Conservancy took

First phase in lifting the 31-year ban on harvesting Goliath Grouper off Florida’s coast gets approved by FWC

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Henry and Laura Whittaker Florida residents and anglers are one step closer to gaining approval to legally harvest Goliath Grouper off the coast, thanks to a new proposal by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The commission told its staff to draft an initial proposal that would outline

FWC reveals License-Free Fishing Days—First set of dates set for Easter Weekend

Mahi Mahi on a lure – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Jason Richeux Florida is home to some of the best fishing spots in the world. Whether you are looking to catch Mahi Mahi off the Florida Keys during the summer months, lobster during mini-season, Grouper almost year-round, or freshwater bass at a local lake—the

Tips to Consider When Choosing Charter Boat in Key West

Boat Shelf in Florida – Courtesy: Image by Thomas Schroeder from Pixabay Traveling is something that most people enjoy doing, and it is also a great way to make memories. If you are looking for a top travel destination, Key West is the perfect place to visit if you enjoy going on a charter boat

Florida Fishermen bring in record-breaking 769-pound swordfish: “We were not expecting that size”

Courtesy: Image by ruthieprasil from Pixabay There are big fish and then there are monster fish. Three fishermen in South Florida had themselves quite the surprise when they realized they had reeled in a potential record-breaking swordfish off Lighthouse Point in Broward County, per WSVN.  “We were not expecting that size,” said angler Hunter Irvine.