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Volume 2, Issue 2
July 2, 2012

Introducing the newest publications, videos and online content from faculty and staff at Florida Sea Grant. Please forward this e-mail to others you think may be interested in receiving our new publications. If you would like to be added to our quarterly e-mail, drop us a line at

scallop brochure

Just in time for the start of Florida's 2012 scalloping season, Recreational Harvesting of the Florida Bay Scallop: Steinhatchee and Keaton Beach Areas, SGEF-191, gives you a full-color map identifying access routes to the boat ramps and marinas in southern Taylor County near Steinhatchee and Keaton Beach, plus the latest information on scallops and scalloping, the recommended equipment you will want to bring, and a few tasty recipes for preparing Florida's best summertime catch.

guidelines for reef sitings cover Guidelines and Management Practices for Artificial Reef Siting, Use, Construction, and Anchoring in Southeast Florida. The first document of its kind in Florida, TP-176, this manual offers guidance for the placement of artificial reefs in waters where coral reefs are found.
anchoring away book cover thumbnail Anchoring Away: Government Regulation and the Rights of Navigation in Florida, TP-180, by Tom Ankersen, Richard Hamann and Byron Flagg. Revisions to the 3rd edition include 2012 updates and information on Florida's pilot mooring program.
stem to stern brochure From Stem-to-Stern II, TP-188. Missed the conference? The program book features abstracts from the presenters. Presentations have also been uploaded to the conference website.
aylesworth cover thumbnail The Aylesworth Scholarship: Investing in Florida's Future, TP-190. This 2012 update features current winners of the scholarship and highlights several past winners. Since 1986, more than $500,000 has been awarded to 93 students in 14 Florida universities.
huy harvey scholarship cover Guy Harvey Scholarship, TP-189, highlights the 2012 winners of the Guy Harvey Scholarship, along with past recipients. Since 2010, $44,000 has been awarded to 10 students from seven Florida universities.
explore west coast publication Explore the West Coast National Marine Sanctuaries with Jean-Michel Cousteau. Edited by Florida Sea Grant's Maia McGuire, these are the definitive guides to America's 13 national marine sanctuaries and marine national monuments. This edition profiles the five national marine sanctuaries on the U.S. West Coast -- Channel Islands, Monterey Bay, Gulf of the Farallones, Cordell Bank, and Olympic Coast.
Student Funding Opportunities

Quick Facts: Student Funding Opportunities 2012-2013. At a glance, the scholarship and fellowship opportunities available to Florida students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in a marine science field.

Advancing Sustainable Coastal Policy

IMPACTS: Advancing Sustainable Coastal Policy. Florida's shifting economy and coastal hazards are changing the lives and livelihoods of its coastal communities, while placing new pressures on valuable marine ecosystems and habitats. Here's how Florida Sea Grant responds.

New on the Web
ecotourism vid snapshot

Brevard County Ecotourism Program. New on our YouTube channel, Brevard County marine extension agent Holly Abeels talks about the program she has developed with local charter boat captains starting their own ecotourism business. Their goal is to draw tourists to the area, while helping protect and preserve the valuable natural resources along this Atlantic coastline.

man holding red snapper Tips for 2012 Red Snapper Season. While snapper season in the Gulf may be ending soon, warm weather fishing presents challenges for anglers wanting to reduce release mortality. Check out these tips on
scallop pile The Florida Seafood Webinar series continues! You can watch recordings of webinars you've missed on scallops, mackerel and blue crab. Mark your calendar for the upcoming Aug. 8 webinar on swordfish. Visit this link to register.
Seafood Health Facts

Seafood Health Facts: Current dietary guidelines suggest eating two to three seafood meals per week. An enhanced section of Seafood Health Facts gives more specific information on how to maximize benefits and minimize risk based on the amount and type of seafood you eat. Healthcare professionals, pregnant or breastfeeding women, and catch-and-eat fishermen especially will want to check it out.

Extension Newsletters

A number of our current Extension faculty newsletters are online. Bookmark these sites for future reference:

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Also Online: The National Sea Grant Library provides the only comprehensive and searchable collection of Sea Grant–funded documents from the 32 Sea Grant programs across the U.S. Many are full text.

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