Aging is inevitable, and for many, it signals the beginning of a new chapter - one where you cross off bucket list items and live life to the fullest, on your own terms. However, for some men, aging is a horrible prospect, filled with chronic fatigue, irritability, and inability to perform in the bedroom. If you're concerned about life in middle age and beyond, we've got great news: there are easy, proven steps that you can take to help stop the negative effect of aging.
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For men, getting older comes with its perks, like living life on their own terms and not having to "sweat the small stuff" day in and day out. At the same time, there are aspects of aging that men dread, like hormonal changes. Yes, you read that right â men, not just women, go through hormonal changes as they age. For men, the biggest change involves a drop in testosterone.
Lower levels of testosterone can wreak havoc on a male's mind and body and when left untreated, can result in symptoms like:
Those symptoms are concerning, but with testosterone replacement therapy and anti-aging medicine, many males improve their quality of life with age. The good news is that TRT and anti-aging meds aren't only reserved for "old guys." In fact, there's no magic age at which men should start thinking about hormone replacement therapy. Everyone's body is different, so if you're experiencing the above conditions in your mid-30s, TRT could be a viable solution when you consult with a doctor.
Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
Are you used to blasting through a productive day and accomplishing all your daily goals? Do you find yourself losing muscle mass and the craving to be intimate with your partner? Does your partner complain about how irritable you have become? If you're not usually a curmudgeon, your body could be giving you a sign. It could be time to speak with a doctor about TRT and anti-aging medicine for men in South Sarasota, FL.
If you're experiencing any of the following symptoms, you might be battling against low testosterone:
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT South Sarasota, FL, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in South Sarasota, FL, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
The benefits of hormone replacement therapy for men are numerous. TRT not only grants relief from low-T symptoms but can help give protection against age-related diseases. Additionally, doctors now recognize male testosterone as an important role in alleviating depression.
Some of the most exciting benefits of TRT can include:
Because men do not go through a specific period of hormonal changes like women do (called menopause), many doctors refer to "male menopause" as androgen decline. This is just another term for low testosterone, but like female menopause, the symptoms can be serious and affect your quality of life.
The best way to fight back against male menopause is with male HRT treatment from Global Life Rejuvenation. We provide the following HRT treatments for men:
Our treatment options are personalized for your body and are available as creams, gels, injectables, and implantable pellets. To find out if testosterone replacement therapy is safe for you, contact Global Life Rejuvenation today to schedule your comprehensive testing and anti-aging treatment consultation.
Growth hormone peptides are an innovative therapy that boosts the natural human growth hormone production in a person's body. These exciting treatment options help slow down the aging process and give you a chance at restoring your youth.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
Our friendly, knowledgeable TRT and HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!973-587-8638
The long-awaited reopening of the Publix grocery store at The Landings on U.S. 41 near Proctor Road is finally happening on Thursday, March 23. The store at 4840 S. Tamiami Trail will open to the public at 7 a.m. after 16 months of reconstruction on the store and a complete revitalization of The Landings, a south Sarasota shopping center....
The long-awaited reopening of the Publix grocery store at The Landings on U.S. 41 near Proctor Road is finally happening on Thursday, March 23. The store at 4840 S. Tamiami Trail will open to the public at 7 a.m. after 16 months of reconstruction on the store and a complete revitalization of The Landings, a south Sarasota shopping center.
The Benderson Development shopping center will be anchored by the new Publix, a signature design element of many Benderson mixed-use and commercial locations, which closed in November 2021. The store was torn down and then rebuilt as the supermarket’s latest prototype, according to Benderson's director of marketing, Julie Fanning.
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The 51,908-square-foot Publix will again feature a pharmacy and adjacent Publix Liquor store. The Landings Publix is one of four openings for the grocery giant around the state of Florida so far this year.
The popular Florida grocery retailer isn’t the only part of the shopping plaza remodeled at the Benderson center. A number of revamps, facelifts, and updates at The Landings have been managed by Benderson since the development company purchased the property in 2012.
Over the past 11 years, Benderson has completed a total transformation of the once nearly vacant center.
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The center features a mix of restaurants, including a brick-and-mortar dining space for Florence and the Spice Boys, a popular food truck with enough local patrons to help turn it from a mobile destination to a sit-down, Mediterranean restaurant, as well as The Breakfast Company, local favorite Origin Craft Beer & Pizza Café and Tripletail Seafood & Spirits.
The next wave of new places to open includes fast-casual Florida chain 3Natives; poke bowl and sushi burrito hotspot Pacific Counter; and nationwide chain Crumbl Cookies.
Three new health and wellness options have recently opened in the shopping center — Mantra Fitness, StretchLab, and EoS Fitness.
"We couldn't be more thrilled for Publix to be reopening at The Landings," said Evan Benderson, executive director of leasing for Benderson Development, calling the Publix reopening "the icing on the cake.
"Over the past year, more than 14 exciting new shops and restaurants have been added to The Landings and there’s even more to come. This once vacant center is now a thriving destination for great shopping and dining.”
Samantha Gholar covers news for the Herald-Tribune and USA TODAY Network. Connect with her at [email protected] or on Twitter: @samanthagholar
Construction is officially underway for the first-ever student center and residence hall on the University of South Florida’s Sarasota-Manatee campus, launching a new era for USF’s home along Sarasota Bay and the surrounding community.The six-story, 100,000-square-foot building, going up along the south side of the campus courtyard, is scheduled to open in the fall of 2024 as the on-campus home for as many as 200 students.USF students, community leaders and other guests gathered on campus on Wednesday, March 1, for ...
Construction is officially underway for the first-ever student center and residence hall on the University of South Florida’s Sarasota-Manatee campus, launching a new era for USF’s home along Sarasota Bay and the surrounding community.
The six-story, 100,000-square-foot building, going up along the south side of the campus courtyard, is scheduled to open in the fall of 2024 as the on-campus home for as many as 200 students.
USF students, community leaders and other guests gathered on campus on Wednesday, March 1, for a groundbreaking ceremony hosted by USF President Rhea Law and Sarasota-Manatee campus Regional Chancellor Karen Holbrook.
“This project represents a significant milestone in the University of South Florida’s history and signals our commitment to the expansion of the Sarasota-Manatee campus,” Law said. “We’ve made it a priority to increase student housing at USF because we know that living on campus can raise academic performance, support student retention and create a stronger sense of community. This new facility will transform the student experience by providing more opportunities to get involved, connect with peers and build long-lasting relationships.”
Holbrook said the first major expansion of the campus since the opening of the Crosley Campus Center 17 years ago, “changes the dialogue about USF’s Sarasota-Manatee campus in our community and beyond.
“The student center and residence hall will help recruit and retain students, and infuse students’ college experience with a new vibrancy that will allow the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus to forever shed the moniker of being a ‘commuter college,’” Holbrook said.
Highlights of the approximately $42 million building:
The USF Board of Trustees and the State University System of Florida Board of Governors approved construction of the new building last year.
The addition of the student center and residence hall will elevate the higher education profile of the Sarasota-Manatee region by making the campus an even more desired destination that can attract talent from outside the local area.
The new building will be topped by the first-ever residence hall on the Sarasota-Manatee campus, but the first two floors also will provide new, larger homes for several services now scattered in smaller spaces, in a central student center. For example, the current bookstore is located several blocks south of campus and the student government is squeezed into small offices on the first floor of the Crosley Campus Center.
And the new dining hall will be considerably larger than the current café, which will soon be renovated into a teaching kitchen for the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Likewise, the first-floor ballroom in the new building will be a much larger, more formal location for events than the Selby Auditorium or the FCCI Rotunda.
Student government leaders thanked USF for making them part of the planning for the new building.
“We’re excited that we will finally have a dedicated student center, just for the students, because education goes beyond the classroom,” said Student Government Gov. Evelyn De Oliviera. “We are honored to have been involved in the planning of the building and to see what the future students will have access to.”
The University of South Florida’s presence in Sarasota-Manatee started in the early 1970s with night classes at local high schools. The university shared space with New College of Florida on its Sarasota campus from 1975 to 2006, when USF moved its local campus to the new Crosley Campus Center, across Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.
The move to its own facilities was the catalyst for a period of remarkable growth in academic offerings and enrollment at the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus that coincided with the region’s rise in prominence.
A second campus expansion project in development is a $62 million Nursing/STEM building being planned and designed for a spot across the campus courtyard from the student center and residence hall.
“This community, the Sarasota-Manatee community, is key to USF’s identity,” said USF Trustee Rick Piccolo, who also is the chairman of the Sarasota-Manatee Campus Board. “USF is serving the educational demands, providing solutions and realizing even greater opportunities for our ever-expanding economy.”
However, missing — until now — was a way for students to live on campus and enjoy a fuller college experience.
For more information about the new student center and residence hall, visit sarasotamanatee.usf.edu/welcomehome For more about expansion plans at the Sarasota-Manatee campus, visit sarasotamanatee.usf.edu/future
For more photos and video from the groundbreaking event, visit here.
As youth baseball season and spring training are underway South Florida Hooters restaurants are supporting youth baseball teams in Cape Coral, Punta Gorda and Boca Raton. Hooters of Cape Coral (Cape Coral Little League), Hooters of Port Charlotte (Punta Gorda Youth Baseball) and Hooters of Boca Raton (Boca Raton Little League) are sponsoring the three teams once again for their baseball seasons.“Our opportunity to be involved in youth sports is awesome. I once played at this very field that we have enjoyed sponsoring for the pas...
As youth baseball season and spring training are underway South Florida Hooters restaurants are supporting youth baseball teams in Cape Coral, Punta Gorda and Boca Raton. Hooters of Cape Coral (Cape Coral Little League), Hooters of Port Charlotte (Punta Gorda Youth Baseball) and Hooters of Boca Raton (Boca Raton Little League) are sponsoring the three teams once again for their baseball seasons.
“Our opportunity to be involved in youth sports is awesome. I once played at this very field that we have enjoyed sponsoring for the past several seasons. To see the girl’s interaction with not only the players, but also the parents is a very rewarding experience. This sponsorship has also blossomed into working with the travel soccer team and many car washes for the kids throughout the year,” said Hooters of Cape Coral General Manager James Chaney.
“I enjoyed being on the field with everyone. You can feel the excitement just by being there. Hearing everyone cheer really made it memorable for me. Everyone was very close to one another; they are like one big family. To throw the first pitch to start the season, definitely made me feel like I am part of their family. The little league players are like my little brothers now. They come in after their baseball games,” said Sean Abad who works at Cape Coral Hooters.
“I love being involved in our community. We are more than happy to always give back and truly represent the definition of being neighborhood restaurant,” said Daniela Sosa who works at Port Charlotte Hooters.
“I loved seeing all the kids in their cute uniforms and seeing how excited they were to start the season. I enjoy being involved in the community, meeting new people and just helping to build our brand,” said Kaylee Zimmerman who works at Cape Coral Hooters.
Being an active participant in the Southwest Florida and South Florida community is important to our team at Hooters. “We enjoy helping our local community and getting involved in youth sports including Little League and Youth Baseball,” said LTP Management Director of Marketing Kristi Quarles.
LTP Management, a Franchisee of Hooters of America, owns and operates 16 locations in South Florida. For more information about South Florida Hooters please visit www.HootersFlorida.com or follow us at Twitter @HootersFlorida, Instagram @SouthFLHooters and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/hootersflorida/.
A red tide bloom is covering 100 square miles of the Gulf. How long will it stick around? And how did it get here?As of this week, roughly 100 square miles of Florida’s Gulf Coast waters are painted with red tide. The harmful algal bloom, which rocked Anna Maria and Longboat Key this past ...
A red tide bloom is covering 100 square miles of the Gulf. How long will it stick around? And how did it get here?
As of this week, roughly 100 square miles of Florida’s Gulf Coast waters are painted with red tide. The harmful algal bloom, which rocked Anna Maria and Longboat Key this past weekend, is now strongest around Venice inlet, but spans from the northern end of Longboat Key all the way down to Boca Grande, according to a satellite analysis done by Dr. Dave Tomasko, executive director of the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program.
According to Tomasko, this red tide is a continuation of the bloom that has been with us since after Hurricane Ian flushed untold amounts of nutrients into Sarasota and Tampa Bay. “After Ian, lower Sarasota Bay was in pretty bad shape for about 2-4 weeks, then it got better,” says Tomasko. “But how did it get better? By moving that load of stormwater runoff into the Gulf of Mexico.”
The red tide never went away, and what our region is experiencing now is a “harmful” algal bloom of Karenia brevis, which causes red tide. A “harmful” bloom means that there are more than 100,000 red tide cells per liter of water.
“At that level, you start to see fish kills, and it will bother people’s throats,” Tomasko says. “We are at 10 times that level right now.” Data from the last eight days shows areas with more than 1 million Karenia brevis cells per liter of water.
And it doesn’t look like it’s going to improve soon. When red tide levels get high enough to kill fish, the dead marine life acts as a fertilizer that feeds the algae, creating a toxic snowball effect that gets worse before it gets better. Tomasko says there are already dead fish in Sarasota Bay and parts of the barrier islands.
Why now? Our coast was given a reprieve from the red tide for a while, but now it’s back. So what causes ebbs and flows in red tide strength?
“We don’t cause red tides, but we can make them worse,” Tomasko says. “I think there are two things that are happening. We are loading our near-shore waters with nutrients—we certainly loaded a huge amount after Hurricane Ian came through—and we know the amount is increasing in Sarasota and Tampa Bay. Plus, our water isn’t getting as cold as it used to.” While scientists are still gathering data to see to what extent our waters have warmed, air temperatures over the past decade, which are much easier to measure than big bodies of water, are not as cold as they used to be.
“Remember all those people who were freaking out about the cold weather we had a month or two ago? That used to happen two to three times per year,” Tomasko says.
In order to fight red tide, Tomasko uses the analogy of a three-legged stool. He says we need these three groups to act in unison: the operators of wastewater and stormwater infrastructure (the permit holders), the regulators that oversee them (like the Florida Department of Environmental Protection), and the general public.
“We need the people who run wastewater treatment plants to feel empowered to take wastewater into consideration in the budget,” Tomasko says. “Then we need regulators to do their job.”
He points to the Bee Ridge Reclamation Facility, which dumped and spilled more than 700 million gallons of treated and raw wastewater into local waters. “It took five years for it to stop, and it stopped because of litigation, not government oversight,” he says. “We don’t need new rules. We just aren’t enforcing what we’ve got as fast as we can.”
And then there’s the general public’s responsibility. “We could spend hundreds of millions of dollars on wastewater upgrades, but if people still over-fertilize their lawns and don’t pick up after their dogs, we won’t see much of a difference,” Tomasko says. “We need all three to do their part.”
As for what will happen with this current red tide bloom, some days might be better than others. Prevailing winds might push it further south or blow the scent right into town.
“It’s a really big red tide, and it’s going to be around for a while,” Tomasko says.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is adopting a holistic management approach for snook that includes a review of several environmental and human factors including habitat, fishing effort and stakeholder feedback to evaluate the fishery at a more local scale. FWC staff is proposing to establish 10 new management regions with snook regulations based on the status of the fishery in each region. The public is encouraged to attend one of the FWC’s in-person workshops that are being held throughout the state....
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is adopting a holistic management approach for snook that includes a review of several environmental and human factors including habitat, fishing effort and stakeholder feedback to evaluate the fishery at a more local scale. FWC staff is proposing to establish 10 new management regions with snook regulations based on the status of the fishery in each region. The public is encouraged to attend one of the FWC’s in-person workshops that are being held throughout the state.
Below is a list of locations. Workshops will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude by 8 p.m. EDT.
March 23, 6–8 p.m. EDTSebastian City Hall1225 Main StreetSebastian, FL 32958
March 27, 6–8 p.m. EDTSouth Florida Water Management District, Building 13301 Gun Club RoadWest Palm Beach, FL 33406
March 28, 6–8 p.m. EDTCrystal River City Hall Council Chambers123 N.W. U.S. Highway 19Crystal River, FL 34428
March 28, 6–8 p.m. EDTFish and Wildlife Research Institute, Karen A. Steidinger Auditorium100 Eighth Ave. S.E.St. Petersburg, FL 33701
March 28, 6–8 p.m. EDTRookery Bay Environmental Learning Center Auditorium300 Tower RoadNaples, FL 34113
March 28, 6–8 p.m. EDTStuart City Hall, Commission Chambers121 S.W. Flagler AvenueStuart, FL 34994
March 28, 6–8 p.m. EDTBrannon Center105 South Riverside DriveNew Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
March 29, 6–8 p.m. EDTCharlotte County Administration Center, Room 11918500 Murdock CirclePort Charlotte, FL 33948
March 29, 6–8 p.m. EDTSt. Lucie County Commission Chambers2300 Virginia AvenueFt. Pierce, FL 34982
March 30, 6–8 p.m. EDTBayfront Community Center803 N. Tamiami TrailSarasota, FL 34236
March 30, 6–8 p.m. EDTJoseph P. D’Alessandro Office Complex2295 Victoria AvenueFt. Myers, FL 33901
March 30, 6–8 p.m. EDTUF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County18710 SW 288th StreetHomestead, FL 33030
If you are unable to attend a workshop, visit MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments and click on “Workshops” to watch a recorded presentation or find recordings on the FWC Saltwater YouTube channel. Comments can be submitted at MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments.