Florida Red Tide Mid-Week Update

7/29/2021 - Current Conditions A bloom of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists on the Florida Gulf Coast and in Tampa Bay. Conditions remain improved in most areas of Tampa Bay relative to prior weeks. Over the past week, K. brevis was detected in 109 samples. Bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells/liter) were observed in 59 samples: seven from Pasco County, 12… SEE MORE

New Snook, Redfish and Spotted Seatrout Catch-and-Release Measures for Tampa Bay

7/16/2021 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), after consultation with its partners, has temporarily made snook, redfish and spotted seatrout catch-and-release only in Tampa Bay due to recent impacts from red tide beginning today, July 16th, and continuing through September 16th. This applies to the following areas: All Florida… SEE MORE

Florida Red Tide Mid-Week Update for June 16, 2021

6/17/2021 - Current Conditions A bloom of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida. Over the past week, K. brevis was detected in 52 samples, with bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells/liter) observed in six samples from Pinellas County, three samples from Hillsborough County, and four samples from Manatee County. Additional details are provided below. In Southwest Florida over… SEE MORE