PORT ST. JOE, Fla. – It’s been nearly one month since this year’s scallop season was postponed in St. Joseph Bay in Gulf County. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has also issued a closure for the harvest of all clams, mussels and oysters in St. Joseph Bay. Locals in gulf county are Read More
PANAMA CITY BEACH — It’s time for Julia, a 165-pound loggerhead sea turtle, to leave the Gulf World Marine Institute and return to the Gulf. Julia was brought to Gulf World members after she was found bobbing in the surf in Franklin County. The vets determined that a case of pneumonia had wreaked havoc on Read More
GULF COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, those who want to go scalloping in St. Joseph Bay have to wait just a little longer. FWC officials say the season will be postponed until scallop samples test safe for people to eat after a naturally occurring algae bloom. Also, the Florida Department Read More
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NEWS RELEASE Gulf County scallop season postponed due to naturally occurring algae bloom | 7/26/2017 As a precautionary measure due to a naturally occurring algae bloom in St. Joseph Bay that affects shellfish, the bay scallop harvest originally scheduled to begin on July 25th in Gulf County waters will be temporarily postponed. This postponement includes all Read More
Let’s work together to protect Gulf County and our natural resources. Time to tidy up for the turtles! Each summer from May 1st to October 31st, seas turtles crawl ashore Gulf County beaches during the night, to lay their eggs. After laying a hundred or more ping-pong sized eggs, these 200-to 300-pound giants cover their Read More
Salinas Park is about to grow. The park, located on State 30E adjacent to the South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Department station, will soon expand to include another seven acres bayside and pickleball courts on the gulf side. Yes, pickleball in Gulf County is about to have regulation courts built solely for the growing sport. Read More
The funding for the beach restoration project is completely in place. Many thanks to Representative Halsey Beshears and Senator Bill Montford. The County’s portion and the MSTU portion is in the bank. So now, it is not a matter of if, but of when. Permitting has taken longer than expected due to all of the Read More
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