Archive for the ‘FWC’ Category

  • Snook to close in Gulf state and federal waters

    Apr 23, 18 • 62 Views • FWCComments Off on Snook to close in Gulf state and federal waters

    Snook will close to all harvest in Gulf state, federal and inland waters, including all of Monroe County and Everglades National Park, starting May 1. Seasonal harvest closures conserve Florida’s valuable snook populations and help sustain and improve the...

  • Give nesting waterbirds space to help keep them safe

    Apr 19, 18 • 92 Views • FWCComments Off on Give nesting waterbirds space to help keep them safe

    It’s nesting season for Florida’s waterbirds, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Audubon Florida are reminding beachgoers and boaters to give these birds and their young space to help keep them safe.   “This is a...

  • Sign up for the 2018 Lionfish Challenge, win up to $5,000

    Apr 19, 18 • 74 Views • FWCComments Off on Sign up for the 2018 Lionfish Challenge, win up to $5,000

    Attention recreational and commercial lionfish hunters: Registration for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) 2018 Lionfish Challenge is open. Register at MyFWC.com/Lionfish. This year’s Challenge begins on Lionfish Removal and...

  • Gov. Scott and FWC announce 40-day recreational red snapper season in Gulf state and federal waters

    Apr 17, 18 • 63 Views • FWCComments Off on Gov. Scott and FWC announce 40-day recreational red snapper season in Gulf state and federal waters

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Gov. Rick Scott are excited to announce a 40-day recreational red snapper season for both Gulf state and federal waters. A 24-day season was originally proposed. Gov. Scott said, “Florida is a...

  • FWC to meet April 25-26 in Fort Lauderdale

    Apr 17, 18 • 68 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC to meet April 25-26 in Fort Lauderdale

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet April 25-26 at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott North, 6650 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309. Both days are open to the public. The FWC is committed to providing opportunities for...

  • FWC returns panther family back to the wild

    Apr 12, 18 • 140 Views • FWC, Homepage SliderComments Off on FWC returns panther family back to the wild

    Photo by Carlton Ward Jr. in partnership with FWC. A female panther and her two kittens are back in the wild today, after spending months in captivity. On April 10, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) panther team released the...

  • Gopher tortoises more active in spring, just in time for Florida Gopher Tortoise Day

    Apr 4, 18 • 92 Views • FWCComments Off on Gopher tortoises more active in spring, just in time for Florida Gopher Tortoise Day

    Spring days are a good time to spot a gopher tortoise, as Florida’s only native tortoise becomes more active, foraging for food and searching for a mate. If you see gopher tortoises or their half-moon shaped burrow entrances, it is best to leave them alone....

  • Get involved; Be an FWC volunteer

    Apr 3, 18 • 121 Views • FWCComments Off on Get involved; Be an FWC volunteer

    During Florida Volunteer Month in April, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is celebrating its many volunteers who contribute time and energy to help conserve fish, wildlife and habitats, and help improve public access and skills...

  • FWC provides tips for living with alligators

    Mar 26, 18 • 121 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC provides tips for living with alligators

    The American alligator is a conservation success story. Florida has a healthy and stable alligator population, which is estimated at 1.3 million alligators of every size. They are an important part of Florida’s wetlands, but should be regarded with caution...

  • April 15 marks start of Florida’s bat maternity season

    Mar 20, 18 • 169 Views • FWCComments Off on April 15 marks start of Florida’s bat maternity season

    If you have bats roosting in your attic, eaves or chimney spaces, now is the time to give them an eviction notice. Bat maternity season begins April 15 and runs through August 15. Exclusions of bat colonies must be completed before the season starts....