Looking for an eco-minded fishing guide?

Fishing in Sebastian, Florida.
Fishing in Sebastian, Florida.

Looking for an eco-minded fishing guide as you schedule your spring and summer fishing trips? Check out the Florida Friendly Fishing Guide certification program. 

This program recognizes saltwater and freshwater fishing guides who are committed to preserving the future of Florida’s fisheries through sustainable boating and fishing techniques. 

Established by UF/IFAS, Florida Sea Grant, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the course provides guides with science-based techniques that ensure a minimal environmental footprint.  

Learn more about this program and how to find a Florida Friendly Fishing Guide in your area at FLSeagrant.org/florida-friendly-fishing-guide-certification.   

For questions, contact Savanna Barry at Savanna.Barry@UFL.edu.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and grew up living on the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter, Florida. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. He has worked for WFLX-TV (Fox 29), WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. In 1994, Andy took a break from broadcasting and was a software and systems engineer for various companies in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2002, he moved back to Florida and settled in Sebastian, where Andy's family has lived for over 45 years. He returned to the broadcasting sector in 2005. Andy joined Sebastian Daily as our editor-in-chief in 2016.