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FWC Looks Online at Illegal Charters

The Key West Charter Boats Association has reached out to the Florida Fish Fish and Wildlife Commission for its help to combat the growing problem of illegal charters, and the FWC has agreed to assist.

Toxic West Coast Crabs

A poisonous substance linked to a massive algae bloom off the West Coast has prompted officials to halt recreational shellfishing from Washington to California and is blamed for sickening dozens of seabirds, seals, whales and other marine life.

Druggies Freed - Commercial Angler Jailed

We found this story this morning on Judicial Watch and thought you would find it worth reading. Six thousand people were released yesterday from federal prisons for drugs, and this guy was sent to jail for six years. We are strongly opposed to illegal fishing, but really?

Spiny Lobster Season Has Added Bonus This Year

The 2015 spiny lobster season opens with the two-day recreational sport season July 29 and 30, followed by the regular commercial and recreational lobster season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31.

Rare Albino Blue Marlin Caught

Captain Juan Carlos Zamora with Carlos Espinoza Jimenez and Roberto Salinas Hernandez captured these images of a rare albino Blue Marlin. Not too many people get to experience something like this, let alone get a set of great photos of this fish!

Lionfish - A New Use for an Invasive Species

We are always talking Lionfish, with our own Fred Garth heavily involved in establishing – with FWC – the Lionfish Symposium. This article from Colorado State University shares an interesting take on creating jewelry from the invasive aquarium fish gone wild.