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Low Oxygen Fish Kills in Managed Ponds

Sunny Pond. Credit: Evan Anderson Fishermen aren’t the only people concerned with keeping ponds healthy, because fish can serve purposes other than adorning the dinner table. Some are kept as pets, and others serve to keep ponds free of aquatic weeds that might take over. Regardless of their purpose, sometimes things go wrong with fishponds. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/13/low-oxygen-fish-kills-in-managed-ponds/

Managing Forests and Farms for Fish and Wildlife Workshop – January 12

Photo: Doug Mayo The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) along with the Florida Forest Service, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Office of Ag Water Policy, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Credit of Northwest Florida, and University of Florida IFAS Extension will hold a public workshop on Thursday, January 12, 2017 in …

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Recreational Fish Pond Management Workshop November 3

WHEN:  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2015  –  6:00-8:00 PM Central WHERE: Jay Community Center (Santa Rosa County Extension Office) 5259 Booker Lane – JAY, FL 32565 TOPICS: LEARN HOW & WHAT TO STOCK IN YOUR POND FERTILIZING-HOW MUCH & WHEN LIMING  MANAGING TO KEEP THE POND BALANCED FOR THE FISH YOU WANT WEED ID & CONTROL …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/30/recreational-fish-pond-management-workshop-november-3/

What Caused the Fish Kill Along the Florida Panhandle This Week?

  This past week hundreds of dead fish washed ashore between Escambia and Okaloosa counties. Most were of one species but there were others who died and it appeared they had been in the water for quite a while. Determining the cause of fish kill can be tricky. You can observe how many different species were …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/20/what-caused-the-fish-kill-along-the-florida-panhandle-this-week/

It is One Goliath of a Fish… the Goliath Grouper

For many who are seafood lovers there is nothing like a good grouper sandwich; makes me hungry just to write that. Groupers are members of the one of the largest families of fish in the Gulf of Mexico. There are 33 species in the family Serranidae, which include sea bass and perch, and many are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/05/it-is-one-goliath-of-a-fish-the-goliath-grouper/

1st Annual Statewide Nonnative Fish Catch, Click, and Submit Contest

The Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (ECISMA) is organizing a nonnative freshwater fishing tournament for Invasive Species Week.   Begins:             6:00 AM Saturday February 21, 2015 Ends:               12:00 AM Sunday March 1, 2015   OBJECTIVES FOR TOURNAMENT Document the distribution of freshwater nonnative fish in Florida Increase awareness of the problem with nonnative freshwater …

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Preventing and Responding to Flooded Fish Ponds

Fish ponds received an overabundance of stormwater this week. Photo by Judy Ludlow Drenching rains brought unwelcome amounts of water to Northwest Florida this week. Many fish ponds received an overabundance of stormwater, pushing levels above drains, dams and levees. If your dam or pond needs repair after the storm, now is a good opportunity …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/03/preventing-and-responding-to-flooded-fish-pondsa-a/

Invasive Species of the Day (March 3rd): Wild Hogs & Lion Fish

March 3rd: Wild Hogs (Sus scrofa) & Lionfish (Pterois volitans):   Wild boar Photo Credit: Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Wild Hogs: Wild Hogs, also called Feral Hogs, are not native to the U.S.  Domesticated pigs were introduced by early settlers because they could adapt to a wide variety of habitats.  These pigs were …

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Cold weather and fish kills: What you need to know!

With the ongoing cold weather across the Panhandle, fish kills are being reported in many areas. In the Panhandle, average water temperatures have dropped down to the 50s (degrees Fahrenheit) in many waterbodies. This is about ten degrees cooler than in normal years. Fish have a tolerance to temperature but when air and water temperatures …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/25/cold-weather-and-fish-kills-what-you-need-to-know/

Warm Season Fish Pond Management

Warm temperatures and longer days have kicked pond productivity into “high gear.” North Florida’s cool fall and winter seem a distant memory.  Warm temperatures and longer days have kicked pond productivity into “high gear.”  Biological activity in and around your pond is in full swing this time of year and there are some “warm weather” …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/28/warm-season-fish-pond-management/

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