The Wrap: Five families tied to Palm Beach on Forbes’ billion-dollar clans list, Kevin James’ $29 million Delray Beach home under contract…and more

Miami

Aerial view of Palm Beach

 

1. Five families tied to Palm Beach on Forbes’ billion-dollar clans list [Palm Beach Daily News]

 
 

2. Kevin James’ $29 million Delray Beach home under contract [GossipExtra]

 
 

3. Brexit will hurt Latin America [Miami Herald]

 
 

4. Scoring a mortgage in Miami-Dade still iffy for some [Miami Today]

 

 

– Sean Stewart-Muniz

 

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NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Comment on Changes to Hogfish Regulations in Federal Waters of the South Atlantic Region

 
 
 
 

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Hogfish can be caught on hook and line, as seen here, and also caught by spear.

 

NOAA Fisheries is seeking public comment on proposals to change the regulations for hogfish in federal Atlantic waters (Amendment 37 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region).

 

Comment Period Ends on August 1, 2016

 

According to the Key West Citizen newspaper, in one possible alternative, “Recreational fishermen could be limited to a four-month season harvest season, with a one-hogfish-per-day limit, under a preferred alternative crafted by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council.”

 

“For the Florida Keys-East Florida population, assessment results showed the [hogfish] population is undergoing overfishing and is overfished, and therefore is in need of a rebuilding plan,” says a council fact sheet.

 

At its June meeting, the federal council voted to seek public comment on the slate of proposals, known as Amendment 37 to the agency’s Snapper-Grouper Fishery plan. A 16-inch minimum size limit is recommended, along with a recreational season limited to July through August.

 

Additionally, one alternative for commercial hogfish includes a 25-pound commercial trip limit for hogfish in federal waters off the Keys and East Florida. According to the Citizen, this alternative has been recommended by federal staff. In the federal council’s report, the preferred alternative could include a Florida quota of 36,449 pounds of hogfish before a harvest closure.

 

NOAA Fisheries is proposing to manage hogfish in the South Atlantic as two populations: Georgia through North Carolina and Florida Keys/East Florida. A population assessment determined that the Florida Keys/East Florida population is undergoing overfishing and is overfished and, therefore, in need of a rebuilding plan. The overfishing and overfished status of the Georgia/North Carolina population is unknown, and that population of fish will be managed differently.

 

The draft environmental impact statement for Amendment 37 analyzes a range of alternatives for actions, which include:

 

* Modifying the management unit for hogfish.

 

* Establishing a rebuilding plan for the Florida Keys/East Florida population to increase hogfish biomass to sustainable levels.

 

* Specifying commercial and recreational annual catch limits and accountability measures for the Georgia/North Carolina and Florida Keys/East Florida populations of hogfish.

 

* Modifying or establishing fishing regulations for both populations of hogfish, including minimum size limits, commercial trip limits, recreational bag limits, and a recreational fishing season.

 

You may submit comments on this document, identified by NOAA-NMFS-2016-0068, by either of the following methods:

 

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. 1. Go to www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-2016-0068.

 

2. Click the “Comment Now!” icon, complete the required fields.

 

3. Enter or attach your comments.

 

MAIL: Submit written comments to Nikhil Mehta, Southeast Regional Office, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.

 

INSTRUCTIONS: Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered by NOAA Fisheries.

 

For more information, please see the frequently asked questions section at: http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/sustainable_fisheries/s_atl/sg/2015/am37/index.html

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The Wrap: Justices will referee housing bias dispute between major banks and cities, Alex Guarnaschelli to part ways with her South Beach restaurant…and more

Miami

2012 photo of the Miami skyline

 

1. Court to referee housing bias claims between banks and cities [Daily Business Review]

 
 

2. Alex Guarnaschelli to part ways with her South Beach restaurant [Miami New Times]

 
 

3. SkyRise cost ‘escalates beyond’ $430 million [The Next Miami]

 
 

4. Max’s Social House closes its doors in Delray Beach after a little more than 1 year [SFBJ]

 

 

– Sean Stewart-Muniz

 

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The Wrap: Political tension may kill Qatar Airways’ bid to name Dolphin Stadium, Florida on pace to swell into a $1 trillion economy…and more

Miami

The Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens

 

1. Political tension may kill Qatar Airways’ bid to name Dolphin Stadium [The Next Miami]

 
 

2. Florida on pace to swell into a $1 trillion economy [Tampa Bay Times]

 
 

3. Doral may soon see mixed-use project come to life [Miami Herald]

 
 

4. Supreme Court to decide if Miami can sue over predatory lending [Miami New Times]

 

 

– Sean Stewart-Muniz

 

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FS Project Dreamboat – Season One Recap

 
 
 
 

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The owner of Marine Customs Unlimited, Brian O’Donnell and Florida Sportsman Boating Editor Dave East, revisit some of the most memorable builds and projects of this season of Project Dreamboat.

 

For more information on Florida Sportsman Project Dreamboat and to watch full episodes online in Full HD, visit www.floridasportsman.com/fspd.

 
 

Taylor Mason's 23 Seacraft project, suited for bottom fishing in the Keys.

 

This bass boat glitter paint repair job was a learning experience, still, for the master painter at MCU.

 

Brian O'Donnell's favorite custom dreamboat, a 31 Bertram stretched to 35 feet.

 

Neils Gregory's 25 Contenter is clean and simple, but fits his need to be under the surface to a tee.

 

Jamie DeSantiago's classic Hewes strikes a chord with flats fisherman from all over.

 

Royce Brooker's custom built 15 Hobie Power Skiff has all the amenities of a larger boat, tailored into just 15 feet.

 

The Sea Hunt

 

Rick Weinstein's 25 Hydra-Sports dream build.

 

Lee Ford's classic 22 Mako restoration.

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The Wrap: Marco Rubio raises ask for West Miami home yet again, Taiwan’s president will ask China Airlines to consider flight to Miami…and more

Miami

6060 Southwest 13th Street (Inset: Marco Rubio)

 

1. Marco Rubio raises ask for West Miami home yet again [GossipExtra]

 
 

2. Taiwan’s president will ask China Airlines to consider flight to Miami [The Next Miami]

 
 

3. Developer proposes new townhome development in Miami-Dade County [SFBJ]

 
 

4. Six Palm Beach realtors make top 250 in U.S. for sales volume [Palm Beach Daily News]

 

 

– Sean Stewart-Muniz

 

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Matt Lauer revealed as buyer of Richard Gere’s Hamptons compound

Matt Lauer (photo credit: David Shankbone via Wikipedia) and his Hamptons estate

Matt Lauer (photo credit: David Shankbone via Wikipedia) and his Hamptons estate

 

From the New York site: “Today” anchor Matt Lauer has been identified as the mystery buyer of actor Richard Gere’s sprawling North Haven compound.

 

Sources for the New York Post discovered that Lauer was the buyer of the 12-bedroom mansion.

 

Known as Strongheart Manor, the 6.2-acre North Haven compound hit the market in 2013 asking $65 million. It struggled to find a buyer and underwent several price chops and broker swaps. Its most recent asking price was $36.5 million.

 

Lauer is selling a Sag Harbor home and another Hamptons cottage, the source told the Post. However, he is holding onto a 40-acre Bright Side Farm in Water Mill.

 

The sale of Strongheart Manor comes in the midst of a battle over Gere’s $250 million estate with his estranged wife Carey Lowell. [NYP] Christopher Cameron

 

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