New and revised publications from the University of Florida Insitute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
The Economic Impact of the 2011 Florida BASS Federation Tournament to Osceola County and the Event's Economic Value to Participants (FE916)
October 22nd, 2012
The Florida BASS Federation Nation is a chapter of a national organization whose goal is to stimulate public awareness of bass fishing as a major participant sport. Each the state Championship tournament attracts anglers to a competitive event in which participants seek to catch the largest cumulative weight of bass over two days. This article describes an assessment of the economic impact in Osceola County associated with the State Championship tournament. Findings from this analysis should help planners and other stakeholders of similar tournaments better estimate the economic benefits associated with such community activities. This 9-page fact sheet was written by Sherry Larkin, Jessica Georges, Alan Hodges, Michael Allen, and Dale Jones, and published by the UF Department of Food and Resource Economics, October 2012.
August 17th, 2011
Scalloping is a favorite summer pastime along the central west and northwest coasts of Florida. This publication offers a brief biology lesson on bay scallops along with everything you need to know about scalloping—legal requirements, equipment needed, how to collect and handle scallops, recipes, and information on scallop research and restoration. The brochure also includes a boat ramp and marina locator map for the Citrus County area. Written by Don Sweat and Fred Vose, and published by the UF Department of Sea Grant, June 2011.
This 2-page guide offers tips on how you can properly handle and release saltwater fish. This also includes new Gulf reef fishing gear requirements implemented June 1, 2008. Written by Steve Kearl and Lee Schlesinger and published by the UF Sea Grant Program, May 2008.
Despite ecotourism’s promotion of sustainable practices and principles, the potential for negative impacts are great in sensitive, nature-based areas such as protected, conserved, and private lands. This 5-page fact sheet provides insight on sustainability practices that could be integrated into ecotourism operations to minimize negative impacts and ensure long-term protection of vital resources. Written by Tinelle D. Bustam and Taylor Stein, and published by the UF Department of School of Forest Resources and Conservation, December 2010.
Ecotourism is often seen as a simple business for landowners to begin because little infrastructure is needed; however, certain management skills are needed to effectively operate an ecotourism business. A key business skill is the ability to market one’s ecotourism product or service effectively. This 7-page fact sheet describes the contents of a marketing plan and presents external resources to assist in ecotourism operation marketing. Written by Tinelle D. Bustam and Taylor Stein, and published by the UF Department of School of Forest Resources and Conservation, December 2011.
WC094, a 4-page illustrated fact sheet by Ricky Telg, is first in a three-part series that offers tips on taking good digital photos and addresses the basics of digital photography. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, July 2010.
FOR237, a 6-page fact sheet by Tinelle D. Bustam and Taylor Stein, provides those wishing to begin an ecotourism business or modify an existing business with a detailed description of the diversity in ecotourism business models and the components necessary to develop an ecotourism business plan. Includes references. Published by the UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation, May 2010.
SGEB57/SG098 Navigational, Historical and Environmental Perspective of Jupiter Inlet and the Loxahatchee River
September 21st, 2009
SGEB-57, a 2-page full-color map by David A. Fann, Robert A. Swett, and Michael J. Grella, uses natural-color aerial photographs along with historic pictures and maps to help visitors and residents enjoy and appreciate what they can see and access from recreational vessels in the Jupiter Inlet vicinity. Published by the Florida Sea Grant Program, June 2009.
July 24th, 2009
Revised! TP-124, a 91-page illustrated manual by Robert Swett and David Fann, details the procedures that are necessary to complete a Regional Waterway Management System for Florida’s coastal canals and other waterways. Includes references. Published by the Florida Sea Grant College Program, March 2008.
June 15th, 2009
SGEB-63, a 2-page full-color map and guide by David A. Fann, Robert A. Swett, and Elizabeth Staugler, using natural-color aerial photographs, along with historic pictures and maps to help visitors and residents enjoy and appreciate what they can see and access from recreational vessels. Published by the Florida Sea Grant Program, September 2008.
An Assessment of Florida Boaters and their Awareness of the Clean Vessel Act and Clean Marina Program (TP151/SG069)
April 6th, 2009
This revised 83-page report provides results from a study to determine boater awareness of the Clean Vessel Act (CVA) and Clean Marina Program, changes in awareness of the CVA since a 1998 assessment, and the practices and attitudes of Florida boaters. The report concludes with recommendations on how to better target future educational and outreach efforts among the general boating population. Written by Robert Swett, Susan Fann and Jan DeLaney, and published by the UF Sea Grant Program, March 2009.
April 2nd, 2009
New to EDIS! TP-107, a 145-page illustrated project report by Gustavo Antonini, Niels West, Charles Sidman, and Robert Swett, reports on a project to determine chart information which would satisfy criteria for safe, modern navigation and promote environmental stewardship. The prototype chart covers the southwest Florida coast from lower Tampa Bay to Charlotte Harbor. Published by the Florida Sea Grant Program, December 2000. Reviewed March 2008.
SGR-102/SG085 A Computer-Directed Geographic Coastal Use Classification System for Ecologic Planning: The Case of the Florida Keys
SGR-102, a 104-page illustrated report by Gustavo A. Antonini, Leonard Zobler, and Robert Swett, presents a baywater assimilation-capacity approach to coastal zone management, using the Florida Keys (Stock Island) as a case study. Originally published April 1992 by the Florida Sea Grant College Program.
FOR-187, a 5-page fact sheet by Wendy Francesconi and Taylor Stein, proposes bringing Florida’s two economic engines, tourism and agriculture, together. Describes the current farming situation in Florida, why Florida farmers should consider agritourism, and planning needed for an agritourism operation. Includes references. Published by the UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation, June 2008.
TP-160 is a 129-page illustrated report by Charles Sidman, Tim Fik, Robert Swett, Bill Sargent, James Fletcher, Susan Fann, David Fann, and Alisa Coffin. It documents the methods, procedures, and results of a map-based mail survey that was distributed to Brevard County boaters to obtain seasonal information about their boating preferences, use profiles, and travel patterns. Published by the UF Sea Grant College Program, October 2007. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/SG081
FCS-2278, a 4-page fact sheet by Caroline Payne and Kate Fogarty, will help answer parental questions about when and how children should become involved in organized sports. It also address the benefits and possible pitfalls of such activity. Published by the UF Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, October 2007. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FY1001
TP-152 is an 89 page illustrated report by Charles Sidman, Robert Swett, Tim Fik, Susan Fann, and Bill Sargent. It documents the methods, procedures, and results of a map-based mail survey that was distributed to Sarasota County boaters to obtain seasonal information about their boating preferences, user profiles, and travel patterns. Published by the UF Sea Grant College Program, January 2007.
Circular 1517, a 15 page full-color catalog compiled by Mechelle N. Best and Taylor V. Stein, provides case studies of ten private nature-based tourism businesses throughout Florida. Each case study provides a brief description of the site, presents the start-up and operational challenges encountered, and highlights the lessons learned by the various owners/operators. Finally the benefits to the owner/manager and the reasons why they stick with it are provided. Published by UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation, September 2007.
January 30th, 2007
TP-152 is an 89 page illustrated report by Charles Sidman, Robert Swett, Tim Fik, Susan Fann, and Bill Sargent. It documents the methods, procedures, and results of a map-based mail survey that was distributed to Brevard County boaters to obtain seasonal information about their boating preferences, use profiles, and travel patterns. Published by the UF Sea Grant College Program, January 2007.
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