Lower Keys Guides Association

 

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Our Mission: The Lower Keys Guides Association is a non-profit organization of professional fishing guides dedicated to working for a sustainable resource through wise management practices, while recognizing the importance of sport fishing to the economy and cultural heritage of the Florida Keys.


What’s Happening Now

Preservation through stewardship

On the Horizon


Catch & Release Best Practices

- LKGA Fish Handling.pdf


Fishing etiquette is important!

  1. -LKGA Code of Conduct.pdf


2014 By-Laws Revisions

- LKGA By-Laws.pdf


Florida Keys Flats Fishery

- BTT Economic Impact Report.pdf


What else is going on? Checkout what’s being talked about.

  1. -LKGA Board & Recordings


Visit Bonefish & Tarpon Trust - Find out how you can further help our Florida Keys resources.







Visit the Guides Trust Foundation - Whether a fishing guide or angler, find out how GTF keeps it rolling.

  Both of these agencies are currently conducting a multi year Congressionally mandated regulatory review. When these reviews are completed, the management landscape of the Keys waters will look much different than today. We are taking an active role in this process.

- See here for our FKNMS Zoning Letter and Maps

- See here for the FKNMS Draft Council Workplan 12.11.2012.pdf

- Sanctuary Advisory Council timeline Click here

Dig Deep Cudjoe: Are you aware what FKAA plans to do with their proposed wastewater management? A number of residents and fishermen have learned that the FKAA plan for wastewater effluent at Cudjoe Regional could seriously harm our near shore waters.


Please see the Dig Deep Cudjoe.pdf attachment for info about the problem. Please go to www.digdeepcudjoe.com for more information and to learn how you can help.

Save the Barracuda: Being sold commercially as an unregulated species. This great gamefish of the flats is in danger! All fisherman alike can do more to save this underrated predator, and important link in the food chain. - Read more here...

- See Barracuda Press Release.pdf

- GET INVOLVED

FKNMS Zoning Process: At the Federal level, the Florida Keys are managed by two different agencies. Large portions of the Lower Keys were designated as Wildlife Refuges and controlled by the US Fish and Wildlife. The entire Florida Keys are included in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary under the control of NOAA.

Sugarloaf Showdown: Join LKGA for this fundraising C&R tournament to raise awareness for our Save the Barracuda campaign. This three-day event is open to all anglers and is a fundraiser for the Guides Trust Foundation, which provides funds to guides recovering from an illness or injury. Tournament kick off on Thursday Nov 13th, visit sugarloafshowdown.com for more details.


Showdown Poster.pdf