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Hot days and warm breezes come to mind when thinking about a typical summer in South Florida. Those steamy, humid months are also an ideal time to get off dry land and enjoy one of the region’s favorite pastimes: recreational saltwater fishing. 

With swordfish, wahoo, blackfin tuna, tarpon, kingfish, mahi-mahi and amberjack all in high season – and the much awaited annual lobster short season at the end of July – South Florida is considered by many to be the “Fishing Capital of the World.” And there’s no better time to head out onto the ocean than summer! In recent years, the saltwater fishing industry has generated over $2.9 million annually just from the sale of more than 1.6 million recreational fishing licenses. The National Marine Fisheries Service estimates saltwater fishing has an approximately $7.6 billion economic impact in Florida and supports nearly 110,000 jobs through retail, manufacturing, research and, of course, tourism.

Pictured here, fishermen line the Sunny Isles Pier during a mackerel run in 1966. Photo from the Miami News Collection, courtesy of HistoryMiami. The HistoryMiami Archives & Research Center is open to the public and contains more than 1.1 million images of Southeast Florida, the entire state and the Caribbean from 1883 to the present. For more information, visit historymiami.org. (Image 1989-011-15788)

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

Editor-in-Chief

BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.