Florida Fishing Report: Red Tide Status, 8-4-17

Florida Red Tide Status Map, 8-4-17, Courtesy Of FWC, Florida Red Tide Report.
Florida Red Tide Status Map, 8-4-17, Courtesy Of FWC, Florida Red Tide Report.

Florida Fish & Wildlife Red Tide Status: Friday, August  4, 2017

CaptivaRentals.org: Avoid VRBO Fees. Rent Direct From Homeowners.FWC released the Red Tide Status Report this week.

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission red tide bulletin at 2:39 PM 8/4/2017.

Red Tide Status (August 4, 2017)

The Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was present in Southwest and Northwest Florida.

Over the past week, Karenia brevis was observed at background concentrations in one sample collected from Lee County, one sample collected from Okaloosa County, and two samples collected from Gulf County.

Additional samples collected statewide did not contain K. brevis.

Forecasts for Southwest Florida by the USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red Tides External Website predict the net northern transport of surface waters and no net movement of subsurface waters from Pinellas to northern Monroe counties over the next three days.”  For more information, please see FWC.

Key for Results

Description Karenia breviscells/liter Possible Effects (K. brevis only)
NOT PRESENT – BACKGROUND background levels of 1,000 cells or less None anticipated
VERY LOW >1,000 to 10,000 Possible respiratory irritation; shellfish harvesting closures >  5,000 cells/L
LOW >10,000 to 100,000 Respiratory irritation, possible fish kills, and bloom chlorophyll probably detected by satellites at upper limits
MEDIUM >100,000 to 1,000,000 Respiratory irritation and probable fish kills
HIGH >1,000,000 As above plus discoloration

 

Goliath Grouper Workshops

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting several goliath grouper public workshops throughout the state starting July 31 to gather input on goliath grouper management, including the possibility of a limited harvest in Florida state waters.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting several goliath grouper public workshops throughout the state starting July 31 to gather input on goliath grouper management, including the possibility of a limited harvest in Florida state waters.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Goliath Grouper Workshops Begin July 31.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) issued the following news release regarding goliath groupers.

“The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting several goliath grouper public workshops throughout the state starting July 31 to gather input on goliath grouper management, including the possibility of a limited harvest in Florida state waters. Fifteen workshops are scheduled in total across the state in July, August and October.

Goliath Grouper, 3-13-14, Tampa Fishing Report & Charters, #Tampa.
Goliath Grouper, 3-13-14, Tampa Fishing Report & Charters, #Tampa.

Share your input and learn more about the current status of goliath grouper by attending one of these workshops (scheduled 5 to 8 p.m. local time):

  • July 31: Lake Worth, Lantana Road Branch Library, 4020 Lantana Road.
  • Aug. 1: Key West, Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel, 3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
  • Aug. 2: Marathon, Hyatt Place Marathon/Florida Keys, 1996 Overseas Highway.
  • Aug. 3: Key Largo, Murray Nelson Government Center, 102050 Overseas Highway.
  • Aug. 8: Crystal River, Plantation on Crystal River, 9301 W. Fort Island Trail.
  • Aug. 9: Carrabelle, Franklin County Senior Citizens Center, 201 NW Ave. F.
  • Aug 16: Pensacola, Sanders Beach – Corinne Jones Resource Center, 913 S. I St.
  • Aug. 17: Panama City, Bland Conference Center, 4750 Collegiate Drive.
  • Oct. 9: Jacksonville, Pablo Creek Regional Library, 13295 Beach Blvd.
  • Oct. 10: Titusville, American Police Hall of Fame & Museum, 6350 Horizon Drive.
  • Oct. 11: Stuart, Flagler Place, 201 SW Flagler Ave.
  • Oct. 12: Davie, Old Davie School Historical Museum, 6650 Griffin Road.
  • Oct. 16: Pinellas Park, Bill Jackson’s Shop for Adventure, 9501 U.S. Highway 19 N.
  • Oct. 17: Port Charlotte, The Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St.
  • Oct. 18: Naples, Collier County Public Library – South Regional, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway.
Goliath Grouper, 12-26-14, Miami Fishing Report & Charters, #Miami.
Goliath Grouper, 12-26-14, Miami Fishing Report & Charters, #Miami.

If you cannot attend an in-person meeting, submit comments online by visiting MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments. The staff is working on a virtual workshop that should be available online in the near future. Additional details and updates to these meetings will be posted at MyFWC.com/Fishing (click on “Saltwater Fishing,” “Rulemaking” and “Workshops.”)”

Miami Fishing Report & Charters, Goliath Grouper, Thursday, July 7, 2016.
Miami Fishing Report & Charters, Goliath Grouper, Thursday, July 7, 2016.

Florida Fishing Report: Red Tide Status, 7-21-17

Florida Red Tide Status Map, 7-21-17, Courtesy Of FWC, Florida Red Tide Report.
Florida Red Tide Status Map, 7-21-17, Courtesy Of FWC, Florida Red Tide Report.

Florida Fish & Wildlife Red Tide Status: Friday, July 21, 2017

CaptivaRentals.org: Avoid VRBO Fees. Rent Direct From Homeowners.FWC released the Red Tide Status Report this week.

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission red tide bulletin at 2:43 PM 7/21/2017.

Red Tide Status (July 21, 2017)

The Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was present in background concentrations on the West Coast of Florida.

Over the past week, Karenia brevis was observed at background concentrations in one sample collected from Gulf County, and background concentrations in three samples collected from Pinellas County.

Additional samples collected throughout Florida over the past week did not contain K. brevis.

Forecasts for Southwest Florida by the USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red TidesExternal Websitepredict net northern transport of surface waters and no net movement of subsurface waters from Pinellas to northern Monroe counties over the next three days.”  For more information, please see FWC.

Key for Results

Description Karenia breviscells/liter Possible Effects (K. brevis only)
NOT PRESENT – BACKGROUND background levels of 1,000 cells or less None anticipated
VERY LOW >1,000 to 10,000 Possible respiratory irritation; shellfish harvesting closures >  5,000 cells/L
LOW >10,000 to 100,000 Respiratory irritation, possible fish kills, and bloom chlorophyll probably detected by satellites at upper limits
MEDIUM >100,000 to 1,000,000 Respiratory irritation and probable fish kills
HIGH >1,000,000 As above plus discoloration