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Events & Things to Do in East Central, FL, Florida Filter

2021 Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival

Destin (Choctawhatchee Bay, East Pass), FL May 15 - May 16

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is excited to announce the 7th annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival May 15 and 16 at AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar and HarborWalk Village in Destin. Come out and celebrate the fight against invasive lionfish with the FWC and Destin–Fort Walton Beach.… SEE MORE

International Boating and Water Safety Summit

May 17 - May 19

Global networking and education opportunity for anyone involved in boating and water safety. The International Boating and Water Safety Summit celebrates its 24th year with “Partnerships for Progress” – a close look at how recreational boating and water safety communities collaborate to save lives around the world. All from the comfort… SEE MORE

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New Podcast Episode: Paul Anderson Talks About Collaboration and Innovation in Fisheries Management

4/16/2021 by US Harbors

In this new episode of our USH Harbors podcast--All About Our Coasts--Paul Anderson, Director of the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, talks with US Harbors' president, Anastasia Fischer, about the innovative work they are doing to create new frameworks for fisheries management in the Gulf of Maine. Innovation through collaboration… SEE MORE

‘Average’ Atlantic Hurricane Season to Reflect More Storms

4/16/2021 by US Harbors

Beginning with this year’s hurricane season outlooks, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC) will use 1991-2020 as the new 30-year period of record. The updated averages for the Atlantic hurricane season have increased with 14 named storms and 7 hurricanes. The average for major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5) remains… SEE MORE

A classic Arey's Pond Boat Yard cat, at left, sits on the Chesapeake beside a modern cruising catamaran.

Boating 101: Spring Checklist

4/15/2021 by US Harbors

By John Page Williams. Hooray for spring! It’s time to get out on the water. But first, make sure your boat is ready to run smoothly, reliably, and safely. (And even if you have been fishing all winter, it’s a good time to check over your rig for an even… SEE MORE

Overwash of Cape Lookout National Seashore by large storm waves, North Carolina.

Habitat Restoration Projects Offer Protection from Flooding

4/9/2021 by US Harbors

Habitats like tidal marshes, coral reefs, and seagrass beds serve as natural infrastructure that can help protect our coastal communities from flooding, erosion, and storms. NOAA Fisheries works to restore habitat for coastal and marine species, and many of our restoration projects provide natural infrastructure benefits as well. Two NOAA Fisheries-supported habitat… SEE MORE