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An industrial-scale fish farm could locate off Pensacola Beach

By Christian Wagley

For those who live along and love our northwest Florida beaches, there is a new threat to our emerald waters. A New York company has applied for permits to setup an industrial-scale fish farm offshore from Pensacola Beach that would raise over 5 million pounds of fish annually.

Read more and contact Wagley at  christian@healthygulf.org   (850) 687-9968




Sea Turtle Nesting Season Started May 1

Sea turtle nesting season kicked off in Escambia County as of Sunday, May 1.Lights out! Leave only your footprints! Fill any holes that you dig! Stay out of posted areas. Read Turtle Trax in each edition of Island Times. 




Take a Journey Along the Eco Trail, online

Santa Rosa Island Authority recently launched a new, content-rich website showcasing the many unique creatures and features of the barrier island. PensacolaBeachEcoTrail.com is an extension of the physical Pensacola Beach Footprints in The Sand Eco Trail, which consists of informative, educational signs posted across the island. An interactive map hosted on the website guides visitors along the trail which stretches from just outside the Gulf Islands National Seashore Fort Pickens gate to Park East - just before the Opal Beach area.