Tag Archives: NOAA Fisheries Service


NOAA seeks comments – proposed rule Gulf of Mexico red snapper: increased quota and recreational season NOAA Fisheries Service is seeking comments on a proposed rule for Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper. The rule, if implemented, would set the 2012 and 2013 quotas for commercial and recreational red snapper harvest.  The quotas can be increased because recent population assessments show ... Read More »

Saving Seymour…The Dolphin

By Natalie Strom The news of Seymour the dolphin’s rescue on Friday, March 9th, reached far and wide as a team of 26 people in six boats helped save his life. Locals had come to know of Seymour’s plight thanks to the research of The Dolphin Explorer, a sightseeing vessel that traverses the waters around Marco Island. Seymour, an eight-year ... Read More »

Seymour has been Saved

In a tremendous, combined effort by NOAA Fisheries Service, Sea World Orlando, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Chicago Zoological Society, Mote Marine Lab, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the University of Florida, Seymour the dolphin has been saved. According to Allison Garrett, Communications Specialist for NOAA Fisheries Service’s Southeast Regional Office/Science Center, Seymour, an eight year old bottlenose ... Read More »

Keeping up with Gulf Grouper Rules and Regulations

Capt. Pete Rapps  Sometimes keeping up with all of the fishing regulation changes here in Florida are like tracking stocks. If you miss an update, it may cost you. The FWC updated their 2011 Gag Grouper Closure and Fall Harvest season regulations on August 30, 2011. Below is a short synopsis of the observations and updates obtained from their website ... Read More »