Archive for the ‘FWC’ Category

  • Gov. Scott Announces License-Free Freshwater and Saltwater Fishing for Florida Law Enforcement and First Responders

    Sep 21, 17 • 78 Views • FWCComments Off on Gov. Scott Announces License-Free Freshwater and Saltwater Fishing for Florida Law Enforcement and First Responders

    SANFORD, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida’s law enforcement officers and first responders will be able to enjoy license-free freshwater and saltwater fishing beginning today through June 30, 2018. This is in recognition of...

  • Gov. Scott Directs FWC to Ease Regulations, Waive Fees for South Florida Commercial Fishing Industry Following Hurricane Irma

    Sep 20, 17 • 76 Views • FWCComments Off on Gov. Scott Directs FWC to Ease Regulations, Waive Fees for South Florida Commercial Fishing Industry Following Hurricane Irma

    MARATHON, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott directed the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to implement several changes to help South Florida’s commercial fishermen recover from the effects of Hurricane Irma and get back to work. The...

  • Outta’ the Woods: New generation of hunters is emerging

    Sep 20, 17 • 48 Views • FWCComments Off on Outta’ the Woods: New generation of hunters is emerging

    There’s a new kind of hunter afield these days creating a new trend. Young urbanites, many of them millennials, are taking up bowhunting. According to an article published by the Archery Trade Association, these young people are motivated by healthy...

  • Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day by pledging to create a new conservationist

    Sep 19, 17 • 112 Views • FWCComments Off on Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day by pledging to create a new conservationist

    For many residents of Florida, time spent hunting and fishing are treasured moments. Hunting and fishing bring friends and family together and provide one of the most immersive outdoor experiences you can have. To encourage people to share their love of the...

  • FWC releases new videos to help Florida residents avoid conflicts with bears

    Aug 31, 17 • 120 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC releases new videos to help Florida residents avoid conflicts with bears

    As part of ongoing efforts to reduce conflicts with bears, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is releasing two new videos in the “Living with Florida Black Bears” series. These videos are designed to help educate the public about...

  • Who will be the next Lionfish Challenge winners? Find out Sept. 9

    Aug 31, 17 • 160 Views • FWCComments Off on Who will be the next Lionfish Challenge winners? Find out Sept. 9

    There’s still time to remove lionfish and win prizes by participating in the 2017 Lionfish Challenge. The statewide lionfish removal incentive program will come to a close Sept. 4. The winners, also known as the Lionfish King/Queen (recreational category)...

  • FWC Officers Rescue More Than 200 Texans

    Aug 29, 17 • 181 Views • Emergency Response, FWC, Homepage Slider, Impact, WeatherComments Off on FWC Officers Rescue More Than 200 Texans

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers are continuing to actively assist with disaster response efforts in the Houston area today. FWC officers have rescued more than 200 Texans since arriving in the area after being deployed by...

  • Snook season starts Sept. 1

    Aug 29, 17 • 121 Views • FWCComments Off on Snook season starts Sept. 1

    The recreational harvest season for snook starts Sept. 1 statewide. Unique to the region, snook are one of the many reasons Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages anglers to use...

  • FWC Officers Assisting with Disaster Response Efforts in Texas

    Aug 28, 17 • 176 Views • FWC, Impact, WeatherComments Off on FWC Officers Assisting with Disaster Response Efforts in Texas

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers today are actively assisting with disaster response efforts in the Houston area. Governor Scott directed the deployment of FWC officers and resources in response to Texas’ request for...

  • Spotted seatrout workshop can now be attended online/on-demand

    Aug 24, 17 • 116 Views • FWCComments Off on Spotted seatrout workshop can now be attended online/on-demand

    Missed the recent in-person spotted seatrout workshops? Attend online by participating in an on-demand virtual workshop. Learn more about the current stock assessment of this species and tell the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) how...