Archive for the ‘FWC’ Category

  • Gulf County scallop season postponed due to naturally occurring algae bloom

    Jul 24, 17 • 55 Views • FWCComments Off on Gulf County scallop season postponed due to naturally occurring algae bloom

    As a precautionary measure due to a naturally occurring algae bloom in St. Joseph Bay that affects shellfish, the bay scallop harvest originally scheduled to begin on July 25th in Gulf County waters will be temporarily postponed. This postponement includes...

  • More than 5,000 lionfish removed so far in Lionfish Challenge 2017

    Jul 24, 17 • 42 Views • FWCComments Off on More than 5,000 lionfish removed so far in Lionfish Challenge 2017

    Interested in removing lionfish? There’s still plenty of time to compete in this year’s Lionfish Challenge, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) statewide removal incentive program. The program started on Lionfish Removal and...

  • FWC partners with Bienville Plantation to conduct bass tournament research

    Jul 21, 17 • 100 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC partners with Bienville Plantation to conduct bass tournament research

    Pro anglers and industry stakeholders fished at a simulated tournament to assist in research initiatives. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) partnered with the Bienville Plantation to host two simulated bass fishing tournaments to...

  • New FWC BearWise funding will focus on communities with ordinances

    Jul 20, 17 • 87 Views • FWCComments Off on New FWC BearWise funding will focus on communities with ordinances

    In an effort to help reduce human-bear conflicts, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is inviting local governments to apply for BearWise funding for their communities. The FWC will focus on providing funding to local governments with...

  • Spotted seatrout workshops scheduled late July/early August; FWC needs your input

    Jul 19, 17 • 89 Views • FWCComments Off on Spotted seatrout workshops scheduled late July/early August; FWC needs your input

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your input on spotted seatrout management. The FWC is hosting spotted seatrout public workshops throughout the state in late July and early August. Learn more about the current status of...

  • Gulf County scallop season opens July 25

    Jul 18, 17 • 107 Views • FWCComments Off on Gulf County scallop season opens July 25

    Starting July 25, all state waters from the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County to the Pasco-Hernando county line will be open for harvest of bay scallops. Gulf County waters, including St. Joseph Bay, is the last area to open this season, starting July 25, and...

  • FWC approves Gulf gray triggerfish limited fall season, conservation measures

    Jul 12, 17 • 90 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC approves Gulf gray triggerfish limited fall season, conservation measures

    At its July meeting in Orlando, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved several management changes for gray triggerfish caught in Gulf of Mexico state waters including a limited fall season and several conservation measures. “By...

  • Gag grouper fall season approved in Gulf 4-county region

    Jul 11, 17 • 110 Views • FWCComments Off on Gag grouper fall season approved in Gulf 4-county region

    At its July meeting in Orlando, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved lengthening the Gulf of Mexico gag grouper recreational season in state waters off Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties by opening the season...

  • FWRI director receives Capt. Phil Chapman Conservation Award

    Jul 11, 17 • 146 Views • Awards & Recognition, FWCComments Off on FWRI director receives Capt. Phil Chapman Conservation Award

    The Florida Guides Association honored Gil McRae, the director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, with the Capt. Phil Chapman Conservation Award at the Commission meeting in Orlando on July...

  • FWC Officer Philip Stone Receives Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Award

    Jul 11, 17 • 145 Views • Awards & Recognition, FWCComments Off on FWC Officer Philip Stone Receives Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Award

    Lake Worth resident Philip Stone, a law enforcement officer with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), has received the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Award for Marine Conservation. Officer Stone was honored for his dedication,...