It’s been a fun and eventful summertime for 1st Mate Vicki and I working areas of the Florida Keys (‘KEYS’) when the winds permitted. A lot of our fellow Marine Industries Association of Southwest Florida and Tampa Bay members also take opportunities to do the same. Read more “Capt. Terry’s Hot Fishing Report”
FORT MYERS,FL — As we approach the one-year anniversary of the devastation brought to southwest Florida by Hurricane Ian, the Marine Industries Association of Southwest Florida and Tampa Bay (MIA) and the Old Salt Fishing Foundation has wound down its Boaters Helping Boaters Fund. The fund was established to provide relief to those who make a living on the waterfront directly impacted by the storm. Read more “HURRICANE IAN MARINE INDUSTRY RELIEF FUND DISTRIBUTES $69,500 “
As the winds of change swept through Southwest Florida with Hurricane Ian, the boating community experienced significant impacts. However, amidst the challenges, a remarkable transformation has occurred. Read more “Welcome Back to the Water: Local Perspectives on Southwest Florida’s Boating Resurgence”
As we head into summer, boating season in Southwest Florida is in full swing and many of us are excited to hit the water. However, it’s important to keep in mind certain concerns and take necessary safety measures before embarking on your boating adventure. Read more “Get Set for Summer on the Water!”
Hurricane Ian made landfall on September 28, 2022. It was the third-costliest weather disaster on record and the 5th-strongest hurricane to make landfall in the United States. It had an unprecedented storm surge of 10-15 feet. Read more “Southwest Florida Boaters Navigate Ian Six Months After the Storm”
There’s nothing like watching 4th of July fireworks from a boat. From Tampa to Naples, some of our favorite celebrations are back, so check out our list of boat-friendly fireworks displays happening all down our coast!
Boating and fishing have been exceptionally good during the month of May. Winds have subsided since the early months allowing more and more boaters and anglers to enjoy our estuaries both inshore and offshore.
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has released a study quantifying the socio-economic impacts of harmful algal blooms (HAB) in Southwest Florida in 2018. Read more “Studying the Economic Impacts of Algae Blooms in SWFL”