Posts Tagged ‘Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’

  • Greater amberjack season opens May 1 in Gulf state waters

    Apr 27, 18 • 160 Views • FWCComments Off on Greater amberjack season opens May 1 in Gulf state waters

    The greater amberjack recreational season in Gulf state waters will reopen to harvest May 1 and remain open through May 31. The season will reopen again Aug. 1 through Oct. 31. Greater amberjack is overfished and undergoing overfishing, and the season has...

  • Grouper, hogfish fishing reopens May 1 in Atlantic, Monroe County waters

    Apr 27, 18 • 99 Views • FWCComments Off on Grouper, hogfish fishing reopens May 1 in Atlantic, Monroe County waters

    The following species will reopen to recreational harvest May 1 in Florida state and federal waters of the Atlantic: hogfish; gag, black, red, yellowmouth and yellowfin grouper; scamp; red hind; rock hind; coney; and graysby. Hogfish will remain open through...

  • FWC discusses Gulf red snapper management, creates Gulf Reef Fish State For-Hire program for 2018-2019

    Apr 26, 18 • 125 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC discusses Gulf red snapper management, creates Gulf Reef Fish State For-Hire program for 2018-2019

    At the April 26 meeting in Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) discussed Gulf red snapper management, including the 40-day Gulf recreational season (June 11-July 20, 2018), and approved the creation of a Gulf Reef Fish...

  • FWC approves statewide changes to tripletail and sheepshead management

    Apr 26, 18 • 157 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC approves statewide changes to tripletail and sheepshead management

    At its April meeting in Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved several changes to the management of tripletail and sheepshead. Changes go into effect July 1, 2018, and include: Tripletail: Increasing the minimum...

  • FWC Commission shark update

    Apr 25, 18 • 142 Views • FWC, Statement ReleaseComments Off on FWC Commission shark update

    After listening to public comments on and discussing the current and future management of sharks in Florida at the April meeting in Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) directed staff to continue to stay engaged on all...

  • Snook to close in Gulf state and federal waters

    Apr 23, 18 • 149 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 • 143 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 • 118 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 • 125 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 • 135 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...