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Rules, Regulations, and Keepin’ on Fishing

Please use the SHARE buttons to forward this news By Pam Anderson An update on NOAA’s proposed actions regarding the Rice’s Whale is not good news. Not only is the agency proposing limited speed and access zones in the Gulf, but they are also now proposing a Critical Habitat Designation for the Rice’s Whale which will add even more restrictions. In their Fishery Bulletin regarding this matter, it states “Only federal agencies are directly affected by a critical habitat designation; non-federal entities may be affected if their activities involve federal funding, permitting, or authorization.” And, “The proposed designation does not create any new regulations or restrictions on fisheries.” But, our military, some of our community partners in shipping, and federally permitted fishing boats will all have to abide by whatever restrictions they plan to impose because our activities are involved in “federal funding, permitting, or authorization.” This will have a very negative economic impact on all who live on the Gulf Coast if these proposals are brought to fruition. In addition, in the critical habitat designation scenario, the area of concern may change over time because patterns of species like whales and others change their habits. More info on this issue and comments can be made on the NOAA website, as well as at the October Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management’s meeting scheduled here in PCB in late October. Go to www.gulfcouncil.org for details. Be informed: read more about it. You will also find information regarding a contested issue between NOAA... Read More

The Million Dollar Quartet Sept. 15 – Oct. 1

Please use the SHARE buttons to forward this news By Anna Fisher, Associate Artistic Director, ECTC Picture it; America–1956. A gallon of gas is 29 cents and a glass bottle of Coca Cola costs you a nickel. Grace Kelly becomes Princess Grace of Monaco and new products on the market include Play Doh, Comet Cleanser and a funny little dice game called Yahtzee. It is also the year a relatively unknown Elvis Presley explodes onto the scene at the tender age of 21. The term “catapults” might even be more apt. 1956 is a rock-n-roll pot of water that is just beginning to boil, and then Elvis comes along and cranks up the heat. He released five songs to top the Billboard pop charts that year including “Heartbreak Hotel,” “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Hound Dog” and “Love Me Tender.” On Nov. 15, 1956, the movie “Love Me Tender” was released, and not long after that on Dec. 4, 1956, Elvis stopped by Memphis-based Sun Records Studios to have a chat with owner Sam Phillips, also known as the man who invented rock-n-roll. It just so happened that Rockabilly artist Carl Perkins, who originally wrote and performed “Blue Suede Shoes,” was there to lay down some tracks. Wild piano man Jerry Lee Lewis was brought in to help fill out those tracks with his distinctive sound. Oh, and there was someone else there, too—a popular country singer named Johnny Cash. These four legendary musicians proceeded to have an impromptu jam... Read More

Pirates of the High Seas & Renaissance Fest Returns Oct. 6-8

Please use the SHARE buttons to forward this news Ahoy mateys and fair maidens! The crew of Visit Panama City Beach invites medieval revelers and swashbucklers of all ages to embark on a fun-filled voyage at the annual Pirates of the High Seas & Renaissance Fest, setting sail on October 6-8, 2023. The three-day celebration welcomes families to don their best pirate or renaissance garb and travel back to the days of old with a bounty of free pirate and medieval-themed festivities, including live entertainment, parades, an enchanted marketplace, fireworks, and much more. “We are thrilled to welcome residents and visitors to this year’s Pirates of the High Seas & Renaissance Fest,” says Dan Rowe, president and CEO of Visit Panama City Beach. “With a schedule packed full of exciting activities and entertainment throughout the weekend, we look forward to hosting families for an unforgettable weekend at the Real.Fun.Beach.” Celebrating the legacy of the pirates who once roamed the Gulf of Mexico and pillaged the Emerald Coast, this one-of-a-kind festival tells the tale of Dominique Youx and his krewe of loyal buccaneers through staged pirate battles and storytelling. Attendees will learn the famed legend of the mighty men who fought to defend Panama City Beach from invaders looking to steal the destination’s jewels in the early 1800s. To see the full schedule of events please visit www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/pirates-of-the-high-seas. The post Pirates of the High Seas & Renaissance Fest Returns Oct. 6-8 appeared first on PCB Life | Panama City Beach News, Events... Read More

Saints of Old Florida: A Coastal Lifestyle Tome Laden with Local Flair

Please use the SHARE buttons to forward this news By Candace Bowenkamp Nestled within the timeless gilded linen cover of this beautiful coffee table book lies a treasure trove of information detailing the more undiscovered areas on Florida’s Forgotten Coast. With 252 full-color pages, there truly is something for everyone. Saints of Old Florida weaves together interviews with locals, family histories, impressive photos from past and present, and delicious heirloom-style recipes, some of which have been handed down through the generations. The locations that are explored in this book are truly hidden gems, and just like the pearl in an oyster, it all started with a little grit. There is an old adage: It’s not what you go through, but how you go through it. A community isn’t just a number of people who reside in the same location, it’s the challenges and triumphs that shape it. These saintly communities have faced many challenges throughout the years and like the tides, the hard times ebb and flow. Contributions from the vantage point of both transplants and locals whose family roots run deep, they recount their stories of past, present, and hope for the future. The dedication to community and family and the love of the area is evident with every colorful turn of the page. Having grown up in Gulf County myself, I can attest to the beauty of the area, but also to the flavors. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of watching my parents throw their cast nets... Read More

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Rules, Regulations, and Keepin’ on Fishing

Please use the SHARE buttons to forward this news By Pam Anderson An update on NOAA’s proposed actions regarding the Rice’s Whale is not good news. Not only is the agency proposing limited speed and access zones in the Gulf, but they are also now proposing a Critical Habitat Designation for the Rice’s Whale which will add even more restrictions. In their Fishery Bulletin regarding this matter, it states “Only federal agencies are directly affected by a critical habitat designation; non-federal entities may be affected if their activities involve federal funding, permitting, or authorization.” And, “The proposed designation does not create any new regulations or restrictions on fisheries.” But, our military, some of our community partners in shipping, and federally permitted fishing boats will all have to abide by whatever restrictions they plan to impose because our activities are involved in “federal funding, permitting, or authorization.” This will have a very negative economic impact on all who live on the Gulf Coast if these proposals are brought to fruition. In addition, in the critical habitat designation scenario, the area of concern may change over time because patterns of species like whales and others change their habits. More info on this issue and comments can be made on the NOAA website, as well as at the October Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management’s meeting scheduled here in PCB in late October. Go to www.gulfcouncil.org for details. Be informed: read more about it. You will also find information regarding a contested issue between NOAA... Read More

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Rules, Regulations, and Keepin’ on Fishing

Please use the SHARE buttons to forward this news By Pam Anderson An update on NOAA’s proposed actions regarding the Rice’s Whale is not good news. Not only is the agency proposing limited speed and access zones in the Gulf, but they are also now proposing a Critical Habitat Designation for the Rice’s Whale which will add even more restrictions. In their Fishery Bulletin regarding this matter, it states “Only federal agencies are directly affected by a critical habitat designation; non-federal entities may be affected if their activities involve federal funding, permitting, or authorization.” And, “The proposed designation does not create any new regulations or restrictions on fisheries.” But, our military, some of our community partners in shipping, and federally permitted fishing boats will all have to abide by whatever restrictions they plan to impose because our activities are involved in “federal funding, permitting, or authorization.” This will have a very negative economic impact on all who live on the Gulf Coast if these proposals are brought to fruition. In addition, in the critical habitat designation scenario, the area of concern may change over time because patterns of species like whales and others change their habits. More info on this issue and comments can be made on the NOAA website, as well as at the October Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management’s meeting scheduled here in PCB in late October. Go to www.gulfcouncil.org for details. Be informed: read more about it. You will also find information regarding a contested issue between NOAA... Read More

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Rules, Regulations, and Keepin’ on Fishing

Please use the SHARE buttons to forward this news By Pam Anderson An update on NOAA’s proposed actions regarding the Rice’s Whale is not good news. Not only is the agency proposing limited speed and access zones in the Gulf, but they are also now proposing a Critical Habitat Designation for the Rice’s Whale which will add even more restrictions. In their Fishery Bulletin regarding this matter, it states “Only federal agencies are directly affected by a critical habitat designation; non-federal entities may be affected if their activities involve federal funding, permitting, or authorization.” And, “The proposed designation does not create any new regulations or restrictions on fisheries.” But, our military, some of our community partners in shipping, and federally permitted fishing boats will all have to abide by whatever restrictions they plan to impose because our activities are involved in “federal funding, permitting, or authorization.” This will have a very negative economic impact on all who live on the Gulf Coast if these proposals are brought to fruition. In addition, in the critical habitat designation scenario, the area of concern may change over time because patterns of species like whales and others change their habits. More info on this issue and comments can be made on the NOAA website, as well as at the October Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management’s meeting scheduled here in PCB in late October. Go to www.gulfcouncil.org for details. Be informed: read more about it. You will also find information regarding a contested issue between NOAA... Read More

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Rules, Regulations, and Keepin’ on Fishing

Please use the SHARE buttons to forward this news By Pam Anderson An update on NOAA’s proposed actions regarding the Rice’s Whale is not good news. Not only is the agency proposing limited speed and access zones in the Gulf, but they are also now proposing a Critical Habitat Designation for the Rice’s Whale which will add even more restrictions. In their Fishery Bulletin regarding this matter, it states “Only federal agencies are directly affected by a critical habitat designation; non-federal entities may be affected if their activities involve federal funding, permitting, or authorization.” And, “The proposed designation does not create any new regulations or restrictions on fisheries.” But, our military, some of our community partners in shipping, and federally permitted fishing boats will all have to abide by whatever restrictions they plan to impose because our activities are involved in “federal funding, permitting, or authorization.” This will have a very negative economic impact on all who live on the Gulf Coast if these proposals are brought to fruition. In addition, in the critical habitat designation scenario, the area of concern may change over time because patterns of species like whales and others change their habits. More info on this issue and comments can be made on the NOAA website, as well as at the October Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management’s meeting scheduled here in PCB in late October. Go to www.gulfcouncil.org for details. Be informed: read more about it. You will also find information regarding a contested issue between NOAA... Read More

30a.news

Rules, Regulations, and Keepin’ on Fishing

Please use the SHARE buttons to forward this news By Pam Anderson An update on NOAA’s proposed actions regarding the Rice’s Whale is not good news. Not only is the agency proposing limited speed and access zones in the Gulf, but they are also now proposing a Critical Habitat Designation for the Rice’s Whale which will add even more restrictions. In their Fishery Bulletin regarding this matter, it states “Only federal agencies are directly affected by a critical habitat designation; non-federal entities may be affected if their activities involve federal funding, permitting, or authorization.” And, “The proposed designation does not create any new regulations or restrictions on fisheries.” But, our military, some of our community partners in shipping, and federally permitted fishing boats will all have to abide by whatever restrictions they plan to impose because our activities are involved in “federal funding, permitting, or authorization.” This will have a very negative economic impact on all who live on the Gulf Coast if these proposals are brought to fruition. In addition, in the critical habitat designation scenario, the area of concern may change over time because patterns of species like whales and others change their habits. More info on this issue and comments can be made on the NOAA website, as well as at the October Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management’s meeting scheduled here in PCB in late October. Go to www.gulfcouncil.org for details. Be informed: read more about it. You will also find information regarding a contested issue between NOAA... Read More

30a.news

Rules, Regulations, and Keepin’ on Fishing

Please use the SHARE buttons to forward this news By Pam Anderson An update on NOAA’s proposed actions regarding the Rice’s Whale is not good news. Not only is the agency proposing limited speed and access zones in the Gulf, but they are also now proposing a Critical Habitat Designation for the Rice’s Whale which will add even more restrictions. In their Fishery Bulletin regarding this matter, it states “Only federal agencies are directly affected by a critical habitat designation; non-federal entities may be affected if their activities involve federal funding, permitting, or authorization.” And, “The proposed designation does not create any new regulations or restrictions on fisheries.” But, our military, some of our community partners in shipping, and federally permitted fishing boats will all have to abide by whatever restrictions they plan to impose because our activities are involved in “federal funding, permitting, or authorization.” This will have a very negative economic impact on all who live on the Gulf Coast if these proposals are brought to fruition. In addition, in the critical habitat designation scenario, the area of concern may change over time because patterns of species like whales and others change their habits. More info on this issue and comments can be made on the NOAA website, as well as at the October Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management’s meeting scheduled here in PCB in late October. Go to www.gulfcouncil.org for details. Be informed: read more about it. You will also find information regarding a contested issue between NOAA... Read More