At their January 2019 meeting in Orange Beach, AL, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management reappointed to another term all six members of the Spiny Lobster Advisory Panel. They include: Bill Kelly – Chair, Daniel Padron – Vice-Chair, Joshua Nicklaus, George Niles, Simon Stafford and Robert Gaitanis. FKCFA Executive Director Bill Kelly attended the meeting […]
Attention High School Students that graduate this year! It’s time to apply for the annual Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen’s Association Scholarship Program. Applications are now in all the Monroe County High Schools. Preference is given to students from a commercial fishing family or marine related business. (Check with your career counselor) or download the application […]
Once again at their December 2018 meeting, the SAFMC has postponed any remedial action to alleviate negative, socio-economic impacts with regard to the commercial harvest of yellowtail snapper, over 95% of which takes place in the Florida Keys. The Council has deferred action until the next SEDAR stock assessment is complete sometime in 2020. Six […]
Congratulations Ernie Piton III of Key Largo, Florida for being chosen for Boat of the Month in National Fishermen’s Magazine. Pick up the latest issue and check out Ernie’s 34-foot boat Trade Secret. Great job Ernie!