Fisheries

Sea Grant Notes – Sep 15, 2017

WATER QUALITY

 

No Health Advisories Issued This Week

 

 

Date Location Water Temp (F) Salinity (ppt) Dissolved Oxygen (mg/L) Enterococcus (saltwater) (colonies/100ml) E. coli

(freshwater)

(colonies/100ml) Advisory Issued Sep 18 Big Lagoon 85 20.5 7.2 52

Moderate No Bayou Grande 87 14.4 6.4 10

Good No Perdido Key State Park Good No Bayou …

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2016 Great Scallop Survey

Situation

Bay scallop (Argopecten irradians) were once common along the entire Gulf coast of Florida and portions of the Atlantic coast along southeast Florida.  A combination of habitat loss, poor water quality, and over harvesting reduced their populations to where the commercial harvest had to be banned and recreational harvest restricted to a specific season …

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Peak Season For Local 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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