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Tourism board seek to correct oil spill ‘misperceptions’

The Florida Keys and Key West tourism council launched a new web and social media-based feature designed to communicate "an accurate status of Keys tourism offerings during the Transocean/BP oil spill crisis."



Angler reels in 883-pound marlin

On the first day of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Competition in Morehead City, N.C., the boat Citation from the Outer Banks was the first to catch the big blue. It didn't get to the weigh station until about 7 p.m., but it was worth the wait.



Southport Boats joins Sea Tow membership program

Sea Tow Services International recently announced that offshore fishing boat builder Southport Boats joined its Sea Care program.



Boaters urged to slow down for oil cleanup efforts

Because of the large number of oil containment booms and cleanup equipment being deployed around the state in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Boating and Waterways Section is asking boaters to slow down where oil cleanup is under way.



Cape lobster industry faces crisis

In what could be the first major economic blow to local fisheries pinned on global warming, regulators are contemplating shutting down the lobster industry from Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts to Long Island Sound for five years because of a drastic population drop brought on by temperature changes of just a few degrees in inshore waters.



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