Keep Florida Fishing News

Red Snapper – Chefs push half-baked fisheries agenda
By David Cresson,, February 2, 2018

More than one way to manage the nation’s fisheries
By John Brownlee, Washington Examiner, Jan 22, 2018

Protecting recreational fishing in our oceans means promoting the Illinois economy
By Alex Holtschulte, The State Journal-Register, December 1, 2017

Fourth Graders Eligible for Free Christmas Trees on National Forests
U.S. Forest Service, November 17, 2017

Atlantic States’ Vote on Management of Critical Forage Fish Opens Door for Better Study
By Jennifer Byerly, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, November 14, 2017

NOVA Halts Longline Research
The Billfish Foundation, September 27, 2017

Ed Killer: Red snapper changes a good sign
By Ed Killer, TC Palm, August 26, 2017

Let’s Get Modern!
By Karl Wickstrom, Florida Sportsman, August 24, 2017

Federal decision threatens swordfish, baffles conservationists
By Jeff Angers, Florida Today, August 23, 2017

Federal Decision to Allow Longline Fishing Threatens Atlantic Swordfish
By Ellen Peel, Sport Fishing Magazine, August 15, 2017

Time to Update Fisheries Management
By Mike Leonard, Sport Fishing Magazine, July 26, 2017

ASA: why restoration of the Everglades matters to us all
Angling International, July 2017 Issue (Pages 17-18)

Florida Senate President Highlights Importance of Florida’s Recreational Fishing Industry
The Apopka Voice, July 11, 2017

Industry leaders and FWC begin R3 Initiative
Boating Industry, July 11, 2017

Industry supports new fishery council appointments
Soundings Trade Only, June 29, 2017

Groups seek more Everglades restoration funding
Soundings Trade Only, June 28, 2017

Red Snapper Season Rescued
By Duwayne Escobedo, Inweekly, June 21, 2017

The Morning Show with Preston Scott
Radio Interview with Kellie Ralston on Gulf Red Snapper Season Extension, Segment: 41:45-46:40
100.7 WFLA and 94.5 WFLA, June 16, 2017

Feds agree to longer red snapper season
By Bruce Ritchie, POLITICO Florida, June 14, 2017

Federal Red Snapper Season Extends Through Labor Day
By Devin Golden, Sport Fishing Magazine, June 14, 2017

Federal bill is a game-changer for recreational anglers
By Greg Lentine, TCPalm, June 13, 2017

Fishing Capital of the World offers two license-free fishing weekends
By Terry Roen, Orlando Rising, June 2, 2017

The Outdoors Show
Radio Interview with Kellie Ralston on the Modern Fish Act
1010 XL and 92.5 FM Jax Sports Radio, May 27, 2017

The Morning Show with Preston Scott
Radio Interview with Kellie Ralston on the Modern Fish Act, Segment: 69:10-79:33
100.7 WFLA and 94.5 WFLA, May 23, 2017

Rep. Brian Mast wants feds to pay for massive algae problems they caused
By Kyle Feldscher, Washington Examiner, May 10, 2017

Scott signs Everglades reservoir bill
By Bruce Ritchie, POLITICO Florida, May 9, 2017

Snapper Fishing Takes a Hit With Super-Short Season
By David A. Brown, Outdoor Life, May 8, 2017

Florida Senators Call For Federal Government To Extend Red Snapper Season, May 4, 2017

Negron’s Everglades rescue reservoir passes House, heads to governor
By Tony Doris, Palm Beach Post, May 2, 2017

2017 Gulf Red Snapper Season Announced for Florida
By Devin Golden, Sport Fishing, April 21, 2017

Florida Congressman Wants to Declare State of Emergency for Algal Blooms
Fishing Tackle Retailer, April 20, 2017

Boating and Fishing coalition praises Daniel Webster for Modern Fish Act
By Frank Torres, The Orlando Political Observer, April 6, 2017

Dealers need to join the fight for recreational anglers
By Norm Schultz, Trade Only Today, March 21, 2017

Florida fishery council nominations gain endorsement
Trade Only Today, March 15, 2017

Gulf Scandal Looms for South Atlantic
By Jeff Angers, Sport Fishing Magazine, February 23, 2017

FWC’s Wildlife Management Areas Celebrate 75 Years Wild
The Fishing Wire, February 16, 2017

Spread of lionfish in Gulf of Mexico is threat to reef fisheries
By Nova Southeastern University, Science Daily, February 14, 2017

U.S. Senate Passage of Outdoor REC Act Positive for Florida
By Carol Bareuther, All at Sea Magazine, February 11, 2017

Francis Rooney talks water during Fort Myers stop
By Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster, Florida Politics, February 9, 2017

Florida Everglades Restoration Remains Priority for Lawmakers
By Doug Olander, Sport Fishing Magazine, February 7, 2017

Zurik: ‘Snapper barons’ raking in riches from public resource
By Lee Zurik, WVUE FOX 8 News, February 6, 2017

Takeaways from Tallahassee
By Peter Schorsch, Florida Politics, February 4, 2017

Sportfishing Industry Angered by Last-Minute U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services’ Director’s Order
Florida Sportsman, January 26, 2017

A Better Way to Manage Gulf Red Snapper
By Doug Olander, Sport Fishing Magazine, January 29, 2017

Keep Florida Fishing Applauds Water Infrastructure Improvements Act Passage
The Fishing Wire, Dec. 13, 2016

Keep Florida Fishing Proposes Alternative to Charter Captain Limits
Sport Fishing Magazine, Dec. 1, 2016

Everglades National Park Opens Joe Bay to Non-Motorized Boating
National Park Service Press Release, November 25, 2016

FWC Crowns Lionfish King
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission News Release, November 17, 2016

FWC to Discuss Barracuda, Hogfish Regs in St. Petersburg
The Fishing Wire, November 4, 2016

FWC reminds Floridians of extended Gulf red snapper season in November
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission News Release, November 2, 2016

NOAA: Red snapper data can’t be shared with states
By Patrick Bonin, Louisiana Sportsman, October 11, 2016

Senate approves $1.9 billion for Everglades projects
By Dan Sweeney, Sun Sentinel, September 15, 2016

Florida Lionfish Removal Events
By Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, September 9, 2016

To save the Everglades, go south
By Sun Sentinel Editorial Board, Sun Sentinel, September 3, 2016

Florida No License Day
FishTrack, August 26, 2016

Coral Act saves
By Karl Crook, Miami Herald, August 14, 2016

Congressional coral bill aims for solutions
By Karl Crook, FLKeysNews, August 13, 2016

Lake Okeechobee: a time warp for polluted water
By Jenny Staletovich, Miami Herald, August 13, 2016

The Science Suggests a Marine Reserve Zone Won’t Save Biscayne’s Reefs
By Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Miami’s Community Newspapers, August 11, 2016

President-Designate Negron Announces Plans for Major Water Storage Expansion
Senator Joe Negron, District 32 – Press Release, August 9, 2016

Mutton Snapper Limits on Agenda for FWC Meetings
By Keep America Fishing, Sport Fishing, August 4, 2016

Fla. agency blasts Army Corps plan to speed up reservoir
Greenwire, August 4, 2016

Rubio touts recreational fishing in Daytona Beach
By Alex Leary, Tampa Bay Times, August 3, 2016

Kayak Fishing, Conservation, and Closure Mentality
By Sid Dobrin, Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament, July 16, 2016, Pages 21 – 25.

POINT OF VIEW: Biscayne marine reserve, solution in search of a problem
By Kellie Ralston, Palm Beach Post, July 14, 2016

Marine resources
By George Poveromo, Miami Herald, July 11, 2016

Southern Sportsman
Radio Interview with Kellie Ralston, July 9, 2016

Florida Fishing-boat customers under attack
By Norm Schultz, Trade Only Today, July 7, 2016

Congressional leaders ensure access to fishing area
By Kellie Ralston, South Florida Sun Sentinel, July 5, 2016

Nassau grouper now declared ‘threatened’ species
By Kevin Wadlow,, July 4, 2016

Sen. Marco Rubio calls for inspector general to review controversial red snapper regulations
By Christopher Hong, Florida Times-Union, June 27, 2016

Reef proposals not likely to be approved
By Steve Waters, Sun Sentinel, June 9, 2016

Governor Scott Requests Extension of Recreational Red Snapper Season Following Tropical Storm Colin
Press Release, June 8, 2016

NOAA Fisheries extends red-snapper season in federal waters 2 days
By David Wilson, Bradenton Herald, June 8, 2016

Fishermen worry proposals to protect South Florida’s reefs could impact fishing
WPTV-CBS 5, West Palm Beach, June 1, 2016

Fishing groups urge anglers to attend reef meeting
By Steve Waters, Sun Sentinel, May 31, 2016

Southeast Florida Retailers Unite!
By Ken Duke, Fishing Tackle Retailer, May 26, 2016

Feds say no red snapper for 2016
By Ed Killer, May 19, 2016

Proposed ban on reef fishing faces opposition
Trade Only Today, April 14, 2016

FWC plays crucial role in making Florida a top fishing state
By Bill Lindsey, Sun Sentinel, April 8, 2016

FWC balances fishing access with sustainability
By Kellie Ralston, Tallahassee Democrat, April 1, 2016

State’s fishing paradise depends on clean waters
By Gary Jennings, Orlando Sentinel, March 31, 2016

License-free Fishing Days are a Great Way to Keep Florida Fishing
WZEP AM 1460, March 31, 2016

ASA Keep Florida Fishing effort aims to preserve access
By Jonathan Sweet, Boating Industry, March 30, 2016

Florida does a great job of fisheries management
By Aledia Hunt Tush, Tampa Bay Times, March 9, 2016

The Great Gulf Red Snapper Train Wreck
By Dr. Bob Shipp, Sport Fishing Magazine, February 29, 2016

Reef Restrictions Threaten Fishing
By Carl Liederman, Miami Herald, February 28, 2016

Keep Florida Fishing Launches Petition to Oppose Our Florida Reefs Recommendations
Sport Fishing Magazine, February 25, 2016

Ed Killer: Keep Florida Fishing aims to do just that
By Ed Killer, TCPalm, February, 21, 2016

Keep Florida Fishing Calls for Halt to New No-Take Zones
The Outdoor Wire, February 19, 2016

Let families fish, and not just this weekend
By Jeff Angers, The Hill, June 05, 2015