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A Directory of Local Businesses and Services Catering to the Yachting Lifestyle

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EXCLUSIVE BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY plus 2018 SPORTFISHING

Tournament Schedule

SALTWATER FISHING Regulations & Rules

CLEARING U.S CUSTOMS

Helpful information for clearing customs

IGFA RELEASE RECOMMENDATIONS

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TABLE OF CONTENTS • Clearing U.S. Customs for Pleasure Boaters........................ 4 & 6 • 2018 South Florida Fishing Tournament Schedule............. 8 & 10 • Lionfish Reward Program............................................................14 • Keeping Broward County Reefs Healthy........................... 17 & 18 • IGFA Catch & Release Recommendations.................................19 • FWC Saltwater Fishing Regulations.................................. 21 & 22 • Business & Service Directory............................................. 23 & 24

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2018 SOUTH FLORIDA Fishing Tournament Schedule

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Date

Tournament

Location

February 22-26

Sailfish Challenge

Ft. Lauderdale

April 12-17

Final Sail

Key West

April 23-25

Yamaha Contender Miami Sportfishing Tournament

Miami Beach

April 27-29

Ft. Lauderdale Meat Mayhem

Ft. Lauderdale

May 11-14

Saltwater Shootout

Pompano Beach

May 16 - 20

Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo

Pompano Beach

May 18

Downtown Showdown KDW

West Palm Beach

May 22-23

Treasure Coast Builders Association Memorial Weekend Fishing Tournament

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2018 SOUTH FLORIDA Fishing Tournament Schedule

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Date

Tournament

Location

June 8-11

Saltwater Slam

Pompano Beach

July 7-8

Big Dog Fat Cat

Palm Beach Shores

August 4-7

Saltwater Showdown

Pompano Beach

September 7–9

Chase N’ Tailz

Jupiter

November 7

Redbone Celebrity

Islamorada

December 3-6

Sailfish Classic Pirates Cove

Port Salerno

December 10-14

Operation Sailfish

Singer Island

December 11-14

Stuart Sailfish Club Light Tackle Tournament

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December 14-16

Islamorada Junior Sailfish Tournament

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LIONFISH

REWARD PROGRAMS Reward Programs Two new reward programs were approved by the FWC Commission in April 2016 and the competition officially started on May 14. These programs are designed to increase public awareness about the lionfish invasion, increase diver participation in removal efforts, and help reduce the number of lionfish in our waters. “Innovative programs like these are a great way to generate public involvement and interest in controlling the lionfish population,” said FWC Chairman Brian Yablonski.

Statewide Program

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The statewide “Lionfish Challenge” program started on May 14 and runs through Sept. 30, 2016. To qualify, participants must remove 50 or more lionfish. Under the program, participants can document their catch by submitting photographs electronically to FWC or by dropping off labeled bags of lionfish tails at one of the identified drop off locations. A list of drop off locations can be found at M FWC.com/Lionfish. Persons who reach 50 lionfish will receive a commemorative lionfish coin to mark their membership and a Lionfish Challenge t-shirt; be featured in the lionfish hall of fame on the MyFWC. com website; and be entered in drawings to win prizes including fishing licenses, diving equipment, fuel cards and tank fill cards. Those who qualify prior to the 2016 lobster mini­season (July 27-28, 2016) will also be eligible to take one additional lobster per day during the two-day season. For each additional 50 lionfish that are harvested, participants will receive one additional entry into the raffle.

The person who “checks in” the most lionfish between May 14 and Sept. 30 will be crowned Florida’s lionfish King or Queen and will receive a lifetime saltwater fishing license and have his or her photograph on the cover of the January 2017 Florida Saltwater Regulations magazine. The King or Queen will also be recognized at the November 2016 Commission Meeting.

Pilot Program A second program referred to as the “Panhandle Pilot Program” will focus on removal efforts in the Florida panhandle region from Escambia County to Franklin County. For every 100 lionfish harvested from waters off these seven counties between May 14, 2016, and May 20, 2017, the harvester will receive a tag that allows the harvest of an additional red grouper or cobia from state waters. All other recreational fishing regulations apply. FWC will issue a maximum of 100 red grouper tags and maximum of 30 cobia tags to successful participants in the pilot program on a first come first served basis. In addition, the first 10 participants or groups to harvest 500 or more lionfish during the program will be given the opportunity to name one of Florida’s artificial reefs. Unlike the statewide program, photo documentation will not be allowed for fish entered under the Pilot program. Tails of fish to be entered under the pilot program must be brought one of the identified locations in a panhandle county. Whether you are a casual recreational diver or hard core tournament competitor, these programs are a great opportunity to get involved in Florida’s lionfish removal efforts. Please visit MyFWC.com/Lionfish for program instructions and additional information.


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Keeping Broward County Reefs Healthy

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eeping Broward County Reefs Healthy Just as Broward County’s beaches attract tourists, the ocean environment draws diving and fishing enthusiasts from all over the world and Broward is home to part of the only coral reef in the continental United States. The reefs extend the entire length of the County and are separated into three distinct north-south tracts (inner, middle, and outer). These reef tracts range in depth from 15 feet on the inner reef tract to 90 feet on the outer tract.

marine organisms and fish, but are also protecting the reefs as boat anchors and scuba divers can cause physical damage to natural reefs by breaking coral or “uprooting” other attached marine animals. This will benefit both our environment and our economy for years to come. Tax deductible donations of material, services, and transportation costs have been the keys to the success of the Artificial Reef Program and donations are always welcome.

Reef Monitoring Program

When creating an artificial reef, it is important to understand how the materials will act over time in the ocean. Ships, concrete, and limestone boulders are materials that have been used locally and worldwide and have been very successful in creating reefs while tires are an example of material that may not be suitable for use as an artificial reef. Broward County is working with State and Federal agencies to remove a failed artificial reef constructed wholly from tires.

There are 25 permanent research sites located offshore of Broward’s 23 miles of coastline and these sites have been monitored periodically since the 1980s, and continuously since 1997.At each monitoring site, the numbers and types of corals and sponges are recorded to compare differences in between sites and over time. Numerous one square-meter areas of reef are photographed and studied to monitor changes in the reef environment, and fish counts are carried out to determine the number and types of fishes found at each of the study sites. In addition, sediment collections are sampled at each of the sites to determine the amount and grain size sediments that settle onto the reef. The results of this biological monitoring not only provide a time series record of Broward County’s reef system, but also assist in the identification of factors which may damage organisms or reduce the populations of corals and sponges on the reef.

Artificial Reef Program Since 1982, the Broward County has created over 112 artificial reefs off our shores. The reefs, which are designed to create a new stable substrate, are made from a variety of materials including ships, barges, oil rigs, limestone rock, concrete culverts, engineered concrete artificial reef modules, and other environmentally suitable artificial reef materials. These materials are placed at various depths where they quickly become habitat for a large number of marine organisms. Through the artificial reef program, we are not only creating additional habitat for various

Tire Reef Removal Project

Diving on an Artificial Reef Many scuba divers have found artificial reefs to be beautiful and exciting dives. The artificial reefs in Broward County are diverse in type, depth, and level of diving difficulty. You can follow these guidelines to help make your diving on Broward’s artificial reefs a safe and enjoyable experience: • Never dive alone; always have a dive buddy with you. • At a minimum, you should be Wreck Diver SCUBACertified. This certification is available through most dive facilities in Broward County. • Always assess the weather conditions before leaving the dock and again at the wreck site. Once on the site, you and your dive buddy can determine if the wave height, current, and/or visibility will allow for a safe dive. • When diving on an artificial reef, you should always leave someone on board the boat that can operate the boat in an emergency. This person should maintain a watch for divers surfacing downstream of the artificial reef. ...continued on page 18

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Keeping Broward County Reefs Healthy • Be aware of the hazards of fishing line and other debris that may snag a diver while on an artificial reef. Each diver should carry a knife and/or wire cutters to avoid entanglement. • It is not recommended that you go inside any wreck. The most colorful and beautiful corals, sponges, and fish are on the outside of the wreck. • Pre-plan your dive and stay with that plan to avoid trouble. • Finally, only dive within your capability.

Fishing on an Artificial Reef Many different types of fish can be caught over or near artificial reefs. Reefs deeper than 200 feet are especially productive for large open-water predators. Amberjack, strong fighting fish that can weigh over 100 pounds, are one of the most common reef residents. These fish school over the artificial reefs from January to July, with May being the peak month. Other species of wreck dwellers are black, gag, warsaw, and snowy groupers. Giant goliath grouper also make many of the wrecks their home. Additionally, many species, including sailfish, kingfish, Spanish mackerel, barracuda, mutton snapper, and cobia appear to use the artificial reefs as feeding areas and can be caught in abundance many hundreds of yards from the artificial reef. For more information on Broward County’s reefs, email Dr. Kenneth Banks or call 954-519-1207 or go to www.broward.org/NaturalResources/BeachAndMarine/Pages/Reefs.aspx

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I G FA

IGFA RELEASE RECOMMENDATIONS Modifying the types of hooks you use can significantly affect a fish’s chances for survival after it is released. When fishing with natural bait (dead or alive), IGFA strongly encourages the use of non-offset circle hooks. Extensive research on species from salmon to sailfish has demonstrated that circle hooks gut hook significantly fewer fish without sacrificing catch rates. Lures that have treble hooks should have the barbs bent down or removed to facilitate easier hook removal. Interested in the science behind circle hooks? Read Circle hooks, 'J' hooks and drop-back time: a hook performance study of the south Florida recreational livebait fishery for sailfish, Istiophorus platypterus published in Fisheries Management and Ecology in 2007.

If you’re not going to photograph your fish or document it for record purposes, the best method is to not remove the fish from the water. In-water releases can be aided by the use of de-hooking devices that eliminate the need to boat the fish and keep hands safe distances away from the fish. If the fish has swallowed the hook, it is much better for the angler to cut the leader as close to the fish as possible, rather than trying to forcibly remove the hook. If a fish needs to be removed from the water to remove the hook and/or document it for record purposes, anglers should use either their hands or knotless, rubberized landing net. Most small to moderately large sized fish can be landed by hand. Ideally, this should be done with wet hands or soft, wet gloves to minimize slime and scale loss. Lip gripping devices may be used to help subdue fish. However, they should not be used to hoist fish vertically out of the water, as this can cause damage to jaw muscle and bone as well as to internal organs. The best method for removing fish from the water is to grip the fish or the lower jaw and support the fish’s underside. Again, the point is always to hold fish horizontally and not vertically.

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Florida Recreational

Saltwater Fishing Regulations Can’t find your fish in the regulations?

or squeezed together while the fish is lying on its side.

Florida’s coastal waters are home to thousands of marine species, and the majority of these species have no specific regulations with regard to bag limits, size limits, gear restrictions or closed seasons. These species are often referred to as “unregulated species,” although the name can be a bit misleading. State law provides that for any. marine species that does not have specific regulations, harvesting more than 100 pounds or two fish (whichever is. the greater amount) constitutes a commercial quantity and requires a commercial license. This means the recreational harvest limit for any unregulated species is 100 pounds or two organisms if the combined weight of the two organisms exceeds 100 pounds.

• State regulations apply in federal waters.

Must remain fn whole condition (removal of gills and guts allowed). Measured as total length. Total length is the straight line distance from the most forward part of the head with the mouth closed to the farthest tip of the tail with the tail compressed

Additional gear rules apply, please see: MyFWC.com Harvest prohibited by or with the use of any multiple hook (any hook with two or more points and a common shaft) fn conjunction with live or dead natural bait.

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Florida Recreational

Saltwater Fishing Regulations

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Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery

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Boat Repair

Florida Straits Marine Center

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Captains License & Certifications

Sea School

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Cleaning

Nice N Clean

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Custom Homes

Florida Palm Construction

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Dive Charter

Lauderdale Diver

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Dive Shop

Lauderdale Diver

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Disc Jockey & Entertainment

Dr. D.J. Paulish Entertainment

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Engines - Diesel

Diesel Service of America RPM Diesel Service Co., Inc.

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Fine Art

Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery

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General Contractor

Florida Palm Construction

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Nice N Clean

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Impact Windows & Doors JVR Ingrasci Impact Windows & Doors

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Insurance MHG Insurance Brokers (Marine General Liability)

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Interior Design

St James Design

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Marine Bedding

Zeno Mattress

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MHG Insurance Brokers

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Diesel Service of America Florida Straits Marine Center KB Yachts RPM Diesel Service Co., Inc.

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Sea School

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JVR Ingrasci Impact Windows & Doors

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JVR Ingrasci Impact Windows & Doors

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