Keys’ FWC officer wins accolades

Keys Fish and Wildlife Conservation Lt. Joseph E. Scapa, Jr. received the agency’s law enforcenment officer of the year award at the Florida Wildlife Federation’s 75th Annual Conservation Awards Banquet held last week.

Scarpa, who spent his youth fishing and snorkeling in the Keys and the Bahamas, served in the Navy before joining the Florida Marine Patrol, which merged with FWC some time ago.
The Florida native spent his first five years enforcing state and federal regulations from Key West to the Dry Tortugas.

A major focus of his enforcement efforts while commanding the 82-foot “Point Monroe” patrol vessel has been lobster poaching. Later, he commanded the “Peter Gladding,” a specially-built 57-foot hydrofoil-assisted catamaran that can hit speeds of up to 50 miles per hour.

“For his steadfast commitment to the protection of our marine resources, it is with pleasure that the Federation names Lt. Joseph E. Scapa, Jr. as its Fish and Wildlife Officer of the Year for 2012.”

Roberts-Nagle wed in California

Katrina Roberts, a 2002 graduate of Coral Shores High, married David Nagle of Sarasota, Fl. at a May 19 ceremony held in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Roberts is the daughter of Tim and Donna Roberts of Tavernier. Nagle is the son of Curt and Donna Nagle of Sarasota.

The couple met while attending the University of Florida.

Katrina continued graduate work at the University of California/Davis in biological engineering. She works as an environmental engineer for the city of Pittsburg, CA. David is a mechanical engineer in the Walnut Creek area.

Miranda Camp, Joshua Reihl win marine scholarships

The Middle Keys Marine Association, Inc. announced scholarship awards for students at Coral Shores and Marathon High Schools.

Here the Marine Association’s Jorge Bosque presents awards to Miranda Camp and Joshua Reihl of Coral Shores High.

Other students winning Marine Association scholarship this year were Cassidy Burgos and Eduardo Velasaquez. Association Vice President Eric Myrmel did the presentations held separately at Marathon High.

Skeeter survey launches

To measure the impact of dengue in Key West’s mosquito population, some humans have been asked to help survey the Southernmost population.

Katie Dickinson, a postdoctoral fellow at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, briefed a team of surveyors this week at the Monroe County Health Department in Key West.

Researchers from NCAR, the University of Arizona and Florida Keys Community College have launched a month-long survey to determine how residents of Key West and Stock Island are informed about dengue fever and ways to prevent this mosquito-borne illness.

Survey teams will visit select residences, looking for men and women to take the short survey and distributing dengue prevention refrigerator magnets.

According to the Monroe County Health Department, the last confirmed case of dengue in Key West was reported in November 2010.

For more information about the survey, call (305) 809-5653.

This entry was posted in Florida Keys Fishing and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.
  • Recent Posts

  • Contact Us



  • Facebook page for the War Bird Sportfishing Charter Boat Twitter Account for Captain Dana Banks - Key Largo Fishing Guide and Charter Boat Captain of the War Bird RSS Feed for Posts from Captain Dana Banks - Key Largo Fishing Charters - the War Bird
    Google Plus

    To Book a Deep Sea
    Fishing Charter
    (305) 394-7420

    Florida Keys Fishing in Key Largo


  • To Book The War Bird
    (305) 394-7420


    KEY LARGO
    DEEP SEA FISHING
    • Sailfish
    • Dolphin - Mahi Mahi
    • Wahoo
    • King Mackerel
    • Tuna - Black Fin Tuna
    • Marlin
    KEYS REEF &
    WRECK FISHING

    • Yellowtail Snapper
    • Mutton Snapper
    • Cubera Snapper
    • Mangrove Snapper
    • Grouper
    • Kingfish - King Mackerel
    • Spanish and Cero Mackerel
    • Hogfish
    • Amberjack
    • Cobia
    • Baracuda

  • The Fish House
    Key Largo's Finest Seafood Restaurant
    102401 Overseas Hwy
    Key Largo, FL 33037
    305-451-4665

    Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Dinner: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
    No Reservations, just come on in!


  • Pages

  • Meta


  • Offshore Sportfishing in the Florida Keys

  • Tags


  • Facebook page for the War Bird Sportfishing Charter Boat Twitter Account for Captain Dana Banks - Key Largo Fishing Guide and Charter Boat Captain of the War Bird RSS Feed for Posts from Captain Dana Banks - Key Largo Fishing Charters - the War Bird

    To Book a Deep Sea
    Fishing Charter
    (305) 394-7420