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Category: Florida Keys News

Monroe County is the southernmost county in Florida. It stretches more than 100 miles from Key Largo to Key West and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Gulf of Mexico to the west. Its key population centers include Key Largo, Islamorada, Tavernier, Marathon, Big Pine Key and Key West.

The Florida Keys are renowned for being among the most pre-eminent fishing and diving destinations in the world. Recreation options include fishing, diving, kayaking, camping, bicycling and assorted other water and outdoor sports.

Responsible Harvesting Urged During Florida Keys Lobster Season

The annual two-day spiny lobster sport season and beginning of the traditional lobster harvesting season in the Florida Keys are only a few weeks away and area officials want visitors and residents to have an enjoyable, safe and environmentally non-impacting experience.

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Key West Angler’s 43.48-Pound Fish Wins Florida Keys PBA Dolphin Tournament

Captain Jimmy Johnson of Key West, Florida, caught a 43.48-pound mahi-mahi to win the Florida Keys PBA Dolphin Tournament that concluded June 25. The monster mahi, caught while Johnson fished on his boat Double J, far outweighed all others during the annual challenge.

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Festival to Celebrate Stock Island’s Seafaring Spirit, Arts and Cuisine

Just across Cow Key Channel from Key West, Stock Island is the heart of the Florida Keys’ commercial shrimping industry, alive with colorful marinas, eclectic arts emporiums and inviting waterfront bars and restaurants. The island’s seafaring spirit, culinary diversity and creative offerings are to entice attendees to the annual I Love Stock Island Festival scheduled Wednesday through Sunday, July 12 to 16.

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What’s New in the Florida Keys & Key West: Environmental Offerings, Accommodations and a Bicentennial Celebration

The Florida Keys & Key West are celebrating a bicentennial, or 200th anniversary, with heritage activities throughout Monroe County. Events commemorate the Florida Territorial Legislature’s July 3, 1823, establishment of the county, which contains the entire Florida Keys.

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Florida Keys to Celebrate Monroe County’s 200th Anniversary July 3

Florida Keys visitors and residents are to commemorate the island chain’s bicentennial Monday, July 3, during a “Florida Keys 200” event showcasing the creation of the world’s largest Key lime pie and a spectacular laser light show and fireworks extravaganza.

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