Monthly Archives: February 2014

Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival Returns This Weekend!

http://www.thebradentontimes.com/news/2014/02/12/community/cortez_commercial_fishing_festival_returns_this_weekend Published Wednesday, February 12, 2014 12:02 am by Staff Report CORTEZ – The theme this year is “Wishin’ I Was Fishing.” If you love old Florida and can appreciate the magical lure of a real Florida fishing village, preserved … Continue reading

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PBS series focuses on Cortez Fishing Village

http://www.bradenton.com/2014/02/11/4985010/pbs-series-focuses-on-cortez-fishing.html Thomas "Blue" Fulford, a longtime Cortez resident and president of the Florida Institute of Saltwater Heritage (F.I.S.H.) speaks to the crowd gathered for the dedication of the Florida Commercial Fishermen’s statue at the Cortez Fishing Village. ALEX DIAZ/Herald file … Continue reading

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FISH Board Minutes

Attached are the minutes from the FISH Board meeting on January 6, 2014. FISH Minutes 140106.pdf

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Monthly Update from FMM!

Florida Maritime Museum: History * Education * Community Share Forward to Friend Lecture Series Continues with "Privateers in Florida" Some call them pirates, buccaneers or freebooters but a Privateer was, legally at least, none of those things. In this 30 … Continue reading

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The Cortezian

Attached is the February issue of The Cortezian. The newsletter of the Cortez Village Historical Society. Upcoming Events: 32ND Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival February 15-16, 2014 It will be held on the waterfront at end of and along 119th … Continue reading

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New fisheries proposal draws mixed reviews

http://www.tallahassee.com/article/20140205/NEWS01/302050027/New-fisheries-proposal-draws-mixed-reviews Written by Ledyard King Democrat Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A legislative proposal that could ease limits on fish catches in federal waters including the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic is drawing praise from fishermen who say current … Continue reading

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Festival celebrates Cortez history, heritage

http://www.amisun.com/headlines.htm#five BY CINDY LANE | SUN STAFF WRITER CORTEZ – The first Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival 32 years ago attracted several hundred people, much to the surprise of organizers like John Stevely, of the Florida Sea Grant Marine Extension Program … Continue reading

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