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Captain’s Meeting: Friday September 9th at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park (102601 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, Fl.
5:30-6:30 pm: Late registration for those teams not yet registered. 6:30-7:30 pm: Captain’s Meeting
Derby Day: Saturday September 10th at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
Teams may begin collecting lionfish 5:00 pm: All lionfish must be turned into the scoring station (John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park) ~6:00-6:30 pm: Awards ceremony, raffle, public lionfish tastings, etc.
***The Captain’s Meeting is mandatory for the team captain’s and all team members are encouraged to attend. The team captain must be one of the four participants in the derby, but does not need to be the captain of the boat. Safe collecting and handling techniques and derby rules will be reviewed. ***
The debate over using genetically modified mosquitos continues in the Florida Keys. Residents of New Haven, the community chosen for the first test of the program, are mostly against the trial, but the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District claims the local public does not know all the facts behind the science. Take a look at this latest article from the New York Times and let us know what you think by sending comments to email@example.com. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/25/us/zika-florida-keys-mosquitoes.html?_r=0
Students in the Florida Keys officially reported back to school on August 17 for the 2016-2017 school year. Please practice caution while driving during commute times.
The two day Lobster Mini Season opened at 12:01 AM Wednesday July 27 and closes 11:59 PM on July 28. “Go get some bugs” and remember your limits and most important is to be safe and respectful to others.
Islamorada Times wishes a very Happy Birthday to Katie Boyle, one of the founders of Islamorada Times. We hope you have a wonderful day.
We have heard rumors that the Flea Market at MM 101 may be going away sometime in the near future. Plans to create a shopping center to include a McDonald’s seems to be in the works. If true, the flea market and fresh produce stands will be missed. Send you thoughts to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to Motion on the Ocean, a guide to parks across the Florida Keys that has been written, photographed, and designed with fitness in mind. See full guide at http://monroe.ifas.ufl.edu/pdf/community/motion-on-the-ocean.pdf
Islamorada and Upper Keys residents gather at the Hurricane Memorial to show support for the families and victims that were impacted by tragic event that occurred in Orlando. Florida Strong!
All 26 Florida Whole Foods Market locations will begin to sell Lionfish to its customers.
“When it comes to offering species like lionfish that are invasive, we see this as another way to promote healthy oceans so future generations can continue to enjoy seafood,” said David Ventura, Whole Foods Market seafood coordinator for the Florida region.
“You’re not only ordering lionfish,” she told the Free Press. “But you’re taking the pressure off other species.” said Marathon’s Rachel Bowman, an avid lionfish harvester since 2012