Seafood

Cooking from the Estuary

Shrimp, blue crab and many species of fish depend on our local estuaries. Places like Perdido, Pensacola and Escambia Bays, Bayous Texar, Grande and Chico and Big Lagoon are home to local seafood species.   In celebration of National Estuaries Week, UF/IFAS Extension Florida Sea Grant and Family and Consumer Sciences will offer the “Cooking …

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Peak Seafood – August

Each month Sea Grant provides a list of local seafood species that are currently in peak season.  Some species are regulated differently in different states so even though it may be listed as being in peak season – the reader should check with local state agencies to determine if there are any current regulations that …

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Enjoying Local Seafood; What’s in Peak Season for May?

This time of year the local seafood restaurants are full of folks seeking, and enjoying, local seafood. Particularly now folks are interested where they can get local seafood.  In this series we are letting citizens know which local species are in peak season, and are good choices when selecting a product to buy. SHELLFISH In …

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Lionfish Removal & Awareness Day

Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day Flier May 14 – 15, 2016 Lionfish tastings Fillet demonstrations Family activities Celebrity chefs Raffles and prizes Conservation vendors Visit:  http://ReefRangers.com/Event-info  

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Enjoying Local Seafood; What’s in Peak Season for April?

Continuing our monthly series of “what’s in season for this month?” we take a look at April.   Several species that were in season for March are still in season now – those include: Clams, Oysters, Pompano, Pink Shrimp, Snapper, Blue Crab, and Spanish Mackerel.  Spanish Mackerel are listed as “in peak season” for Alabama …

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Panhandle Outdoors 2016

  Northwest Florida is considered one  of the top six biodiversity hotspots in the country. The reasons why begin with our unique water features. Join us to explore these waters and learn more about the Panhandle’s hidden ecological treasures!   DETAILS & REGISTRATION: Several options are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/panhandle- outdoors-live-weeks-bay-estuary-water- school-tickets-22656298599 Contact Rick O’Connor at  …

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National Seafood Month – the future of seafood

So what now? What lies ahead for the seafood industry in the Florida Panhandle?   Well I will start by saying I do not have a crystal ball… so I truly do not know, but most people plan for the future and many have looked at what COULD happen for Florida seafood.     Will …

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National Seafood Month – Blue Crabs

Well… we have talked about the “big two”… snapper and shrimp, but there are other popular fin and shellfish harvested from the Gulf of Mexico.  This week we look at my personal favorite… blue crab.   Probably like many of you out there, the very first sea creature I ever caught was a blue crab. …

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National Seafood Month… Red Snapper

If shrimp are king of the shellfish industry, then red snapper are the king of the finfish world. It is arguably the most economically and ecologically important reef fish in the Gulf of Mexico. This fishery began in 1872 with four “snapper smacks” out of Pensacola. By 1890 the fleet had grown to 34 vessels …

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National Seafood Month – shrimp

Shrimp… nothing says seafood along the Gulf coast like shrimp. It has been a staple part of our diet for decades; boiled, fried, steamed, stuffed, shish-kabobbed, As Forrest Gump said there are a million ways to cook shrimp and as Jack and Anne Rudloe mention their book, Shrimp, the Endless Quest for Pink Gold, there …

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