Goliath Grouper: Giant of the Reef (SGEF179/SG103)

goliath grouperManagement of the goliath grouper, the largest member of the seabass family, has become an intensely debated issue in recent years. This 5-page fact sheet provides factual information on the biology and ecology of goliath grouper relevant to these issues. Written by John Stevely and Bryan Fluech and published by the UF Department of Sea Grant, September 2011.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sg103

Recreational Harvesting of the Florida Bay Scallop, Citrus County (SGEF187/SG102)

portion of brochure coverScalloping is a favorite summer pastime along the central west and northwest coasts of Florida. This publication offers a brief biology lesson on bay scallops along with everything you need to know about scalloping—legal requirements, equipment needed, how to collect and handle scallops, recipes, and information on scallop research and restoration. The brochure also includes a boat ramp and marina locator map for the Citrus County area. Written by Don Sweat and Fred Vose, and published by the UF Department of Sea Grant, June 2011.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sg102

Circle Hooks (SGEF170/SG042)

A circle hook is a fishing hook designed and manufactured so that the point is turned perpendicularly back to the shank to form a generally circular or oval shape. The unique shape of the circle hook keeps the hook from catching in the gut cavity or throat, resulting in higher survival rates for released fish. Learn more in this 2-page fact sheet written by Don Sweat and Steve Kearl, and published by the UF Sea Grant Program, June 2008.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sg042

Catch-and-Release: Things You Can Do to Help Saltwater Fish Survive (SGEF168/SG096)

This 2-page guide offers tips on how you can properly handle and release saltwater fish. This also includes new Gulf reef fishing gear requirements implemented June 1, 2008. Written by Steve Kearl and Lee Schlesinger and published by the UF Sea Grant Program, May 2008.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sg096

SGEB65/SG100 Understanding the Ecology of Artificial Reefs: No Simple Answers

SGEB65, a 4-page illustrated article by Bill Lindberg and Mark Schrope, discusses the ecological impacts of artificial reefs and implications for conservation in interview format. Published by the UF Florida Sea Grant Program, March 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sg100

SGEB57/SG098 Navigational, Historical and Environmental Perspective of Jupiter Inlet and the Loxahatchee River

SGEB-57, a 2-page full-color map by David A. Fann, Robert A. Swett, and Michael J. Grella, uses natural-color aerial photographs along with historic pictures and maps to help visitors and residents enjoy and appreciate what they can see and access from recreational vessels in the Jupiter Inlet vicinity. Published by the Florida Sea Grant Program, June 2009.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/SG098

SGEF175/SG094 Invasive Species of Florida’s Coastal Waters: The Asian Green Mussel (Perna viridis)

SGEF-175, a 5-page illustrated fact sheet by Maia McGuire and John Stevely, describes this non-native marine animal that has been found in numerous locations in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina — distribution, biology, habitat, impacts, and what people can do. Published by the Florida Sea Grant Program, August 2009.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/SG094

TP124/SG082 A Manual of Methods and Procedures for the Regional Waterway Management System

Revised! TP-124, a 91-page illustrated manual by Robert Swett and David Fann, details the procedures that are necessary to complete a Regional Waterway Management System for Florida’s coastal canals and other waterways. Includes references. Published by the Florida Sea Grant College Program, March 2008.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/SG082

SGEB63/SG097 Navigational, Historical, and Environmental Perspective of Charlotte County Waterways

SGEB-63, a 2-page full-color map and guide by David A. Fann, Robert A. Swett, and Elizabeth Staugler, using natural-color aerial photographs, along with historic pictures and maps to help visitors and residents enjoy and appreciate what they can see and access from recreational vessels. Published by the Florida Sea Grant Program, September 2008.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/SG097

An Assessment of Florida Boaters and their Awareness of the Clean Vessel Act and Clean Marina Program (TP151/SG069)

This revised 83-page report provides results from a study to determine boater awareness of the Clean Vessel Act (CVA) and Clean Marina Program, changes in awareness of the CVA since a 1998 assessment, and the practices and attitudes of Florida boaters. The report concludes with recommendations on how to better target future educational and outreach efforts among the general boating population. Written by Robert Swett, Susan Fann and Jan DeLaney, and published by the UF Sea Grant Program, March 2009.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sg069

TP107/SG083 A Recreational Boater-Based Method for Re-designing the NOS Small-Craft Chart

New to EDIS! TP-107, a 145-page illustrated project report by Gustavo Antonini, Niels West, Charles Sidman, and Robert Swett, reports on a project to determine chart information which would satisfy criteria for safe, modern navigation and promote environmental stewardship. The prototype chart covers the southwest Florida coast from lower Tampa Bay to Charlotte Harbor. Published by the Florida Sea Grant Program, December 2000. Reviewed March 2008.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/SG083

SGEF139/SG084 A Recreational Boater-Based Method for Re-designing the NOS Small-Craft Chart (Executive Summary)

New to EDIS! SGEF-139, a 16-page executive summary by Gustavo Antonini, Niels West, Charles Sidman, and Robert Swett, summarizes a project designed to determine the chart information needs of boaters which satisfy safe navigation and promote stewardship of coastal resources. Published by the Florida Sea Grant College Program, December 2000. Reviewed March 2009.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/SG084

SGEF169/SG095 The Biology and Fishery of Florida’s Commercial Sponges

SGEF-169, a 4-page fact sheet by John Stevely and Don Sweat, describes why study and management of sponge populations remains essential to the health of Florida’s coastal waters and discusses their potential pharmaceutical value, harvesting practices, their history, biology, and other insteresting facts. Published by the Florida Sea Grant Program, March 2009.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/SG095

SGR-102/SG085 A Computer-Directed Geographic Coastal Use Classification System for Ecologic Planning: The Case of the Florida Keys

SGR-102, a 104-page illustrated report by Gustavo A. Antonini, Leonard Zobler, and Robert Swett, presents a baywater assimilation-capacity approach to coastal zone management, using the Florida Keys (Stock Island) as a case study. Originally published April 1992 by the Florida Sea Grant College Program.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/SG085