Florida Red Tide Mid-Week Update for May 12, 2021

5/12/2021 by US Harbors

Current Conditions The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida, where it was detected in 56 samples over the past week. Bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells/liter) were observed in two samples from Charlotte County, three samples from Lee County, and one sample from Collier County. K. brevis was also observed at background concentrations in one… SEE MORE

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NOAA Announces Specs for Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog

5/12/2021 by US Harbors

NOAA Fisheries is setting 2021 and projecting 2022-2026 commercial harvest quotas for Atlantic surfclams and ocean quahogs. The final quotas, which have remained unchanged since 2004, are: Atlantic surfclams: 3.4 million bushels Ocean quahogs: 5.36 million bushels Maine ocean quahogs: 100,000 Maine bushels In addition, the Atlantic surfclam minimum size… SEE MORE

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