Archive for the ‘FWC’ Category

  • Gulf gray triggerfish opens March 1 with new bag and size limits

    Feb 21, 18 • 126 Views • FWCComments Off on Gulf gray triggerfish opens March 1 with new bag and size limits

    The recreational gray triggerfish season will reopen to harvest in Gulf state and federal waters March 1. When the season reopens, the daily bag limit will be one fish per person (previously two fish per person) and the minimum size limit will be 15 inches...

  • Report fish and wildlife sightings with FWC’s new app

    Feb 19, 18 • 109 Views • FWCComments Off on Report fish and wildlife sightings with FWC’s new app

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) invites Florida residents and visitors to take an active role in conservation by reporting fish and wildlife observations with the new FWC Reporter app. From fish kills to exotic species, to trapped...

  • New FWC rule prohibits feeding of wild monkeys

    Feb 14, 18 • 130 Views • FWCComments Off on New FWC rule prohibits feeding of wild monkeys

    At its December 2017 meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) voted to prohibit the feeding of wild monkeys in order to promote greater public safety and decrease health concerns associated with these animals. This amendment to the...

  • FWC Biologist Kipp Frohlich Receives Rodney Barreto Employee of the Year Award for Imperiled Species Work

    Feb 13, 18 • 115 Views • Awards & Recognition, FWCComments Off on FWC Biologist Kipp Frohlich Receives Rodney Barreto Employee of the Year Award for Imperiled Species Work

    The nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida has announced Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologist Kipp Frohlich as its 2017 – 2018 Rodney Barreto FWC Employee of the Year. The award was presented to Frohlich at the...

  • FWC’s Scott Sanders Receives Humphrey Award for Career Achievement

    Feb 13, 18 • 65 Views • Awards & Recognition, FWCComments Off on FWC’s Scott Sanders Receives Humphrey Award for Career Achievement

    Parks and nature preserves have often been called America’s great gift to the world. They are, but by themselves, they’re not enough to ensure a lasting future for American’s wildlife. How privately-owned lands are managed has a huge impact on wildlife...

  • FWC approves guidelines for conserving 8 imperiled species

    Feb 7, 18 • 148 Views • FWC, Homepage SliderComments Off on FWC approves guidelines for conserving 8 imperiled species

    Tricolored Heron. (FWC photo) The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) today approved Species Conservation Measures and Permitting Guidelines for eight state-threatened species that are among the 57 species in the agency’s Imperiled...

  • FWC extends the permit spawning season closure inside Special Permit Zone

    Feb 7, 18 • 141 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC extends the permit spawning season closure inside Special Permit Zone

    At its February meeting in Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a measure to extend the spawning season closure for permit inside the Special Permit Zone in south Florida. The change, effective April 1, 2018, will...

  • Shikar-Safari honors 2018 Wildlife Officer of the Year

    Feb 7, 18 • 46 Views • Awards & Recognition, FWCComments Off on Shikar-Safari honors 2018 Wildlife Officer of the Year

    The Shikar-Safari Club International today named Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Officer Michael Bibeau its 2018 Wildlife Officer of the Year during the Commission meeting near Tallahassee. Shikar-Safari Club International is a...

  • FWC recognizes landowner George C. Owens for outstanding stewardship efforts

    Feb 7, 18 • 79 Views • Awards & Recognition, FWCComments Off on FWC recognizes landowner George C. Owens for outstanding stewardship efforts

    Washington County landowner George C. Owens is the 2017 Florida Land Steward of the Year. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at its February meeting recognized Owens for managing his property with exemplary land stewardship through...

  • Reef Rangers website is renovated, ready for more lionfish hunters

    Feb 2, 18 • 149 Views • Environment, FWC, Government AgenciesComments Off on Reef Rangers website is renovated, ready for more lionfish hunters

    Divers and lionfish hunters: Do you have what it takes to become a Reef Ranger? The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has updated its Reef Rangers website(ReefRangers.com) and the program is ready for more participants. Reef Rangers is...