Bay County Marine Extension

  Florida Sea Grant is a partnership with the Florida Board of Education, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Florida’s citizens, industries and governments. Bay County Marine Extension Agent, Scott Jackson, supports education programs in these areas: Artificial Reefs

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Lending a Helping Hand after Irma, Harvey, and other Hurricanes

Recent images of hurricane Irma and Harvey’s devastating impacts remind all of us living along the Gulf just how powerful tropical cyclones can be. There’s a Gulf of Mexico kinship we all feel. Even more today since Irma has put our Florida homes and cities in the news just like Harvey did a few days ago …

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Ready for Northwest Florida Artificial Reef Workshop Feb 22

Researchers from University of West Florida recently estimated the value of Artificial Reefs to Florida’s coastal economy. Bay County artificial reefs provide 49.02 million dollars annually in personal income to local residents.  Bay County ranks 8th in the state of Florida with 1,936 fishing and diving jobs. This important economic study gives updated guidance and …

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Bay County Deploys First Super Reefs in Panama City Beach

Earlier this year, Bay County completed an artificial reef deployment in Gulf waters approximately 3 nautical miles (nm) south of the Panama City Beach Pier (Pier Park) and 11 nm west of St Andrew Bay Pass in Small Area Artificial Reef Site D (SAARS D). On May 14, five …

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Tips for 2015 Recreational Red Snapper Season

By: Scott Jackson UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent for Bay County The 2015 red snapper season opens this weekend so it’s time to get ready. With a bag limit of two red snapper per angler per day you’ll want to make the most out of any fishing trip. The following tips and advice from …

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2015 Florida Artificial Reef Summit – Live Broadcast Jan 13 – 16 from Clearwater Beach, FL

2015 Florida Artificial Reef Summit January 13-16, 2015 Clearwater Beach Marriott on Sand Key Clearwater Beach, Fla. Florida has one of the most active artificial reef programs in the nation. The Florida Artificial Reef Summit has become a unique event to learn about the latest in artificial reef research and management strategies. The …

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Harvesting Safer Oysters – “From Bay to Table”

Making oysters a healthy and sustainable seafood choice is the goal of oystermen and seafood dealers across the nation and the state of Florida. New education programs for the oyster industry went into effect January 1, 2014 and were implemented by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) this past spring. FDACS oversees …

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Break the Grip of the Rip!

Rip Current Information and Resources:        For safety and education information visit: http://www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov For local current rip current warnings and surf forecast visit: http://www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov/forecasts.shtml Forecasts for Bay County are provided by the National Weather Service in Tallahassee  

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Bay County Reefs two F101 Fighter Jets

        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Valerie Sale Public Information Officer Phone: (850) 248-8170 Cell: (850) 814-6122 vsale@baycountyfl.gov UPDATE: Bay County deployment of jets rescheduled for Friday F101 Voodoos, prefabricated modules to be placed along PCB JUNE 26, 2014 PANAMA CITY – Due to time constraints Thursday in the deployment of a …

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Fisheries Management and Artificial Reefs

Definitely one of the highlights of our Northwest Florida Artificial Reef Workshop earlier this year (2013) – The panel discussion and presentations from Bill Lindberg, Bob Shipp, Continue reading »

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Northwest Florida Artificial Reef Workshop – Live Updates via Adobe Connect and Website

For those not able to join us for the Northwest Florida Workshop in person we will be streaming live and recording presentations for later access on the web. Feb 19 – Day One Adobe Connect link – http://ufifas.adobeconnect.com/reef Feb 20 – Day Two Adobe Connect link – http://ufifas.adobeconnect.com/reef2 (Will have to sign in but …

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