Posts Tagged ‘Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’

  • Help FWC monitor fish health by reporting fish kills

    Jun 20, 17 • 91 Views • FWC, Homepage SliderComments Off on Help FWC monitor fish health by reporting fish kills

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your help in monitoring fish health by tracking marine and freshwater fish kills in Florida. FWC scientists monitor and document fish kills and diseases, as well as other aquatic animal health...

  • Goliath grouper workshops scheduled August through October; FWC needs your input

    Jun 20, 17 • 83 Views • FWCComments Off on Goliath grouper workshops scheduled August through October; FWC needs your input

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your input on goliath grouper management, including the possibility of a limited harvest in Florida state waters. The FWC is hosting several goliath grouper public workshops throughout the...

  • FWC’s Apalachicola River wildlife habitat manager honored by Governor, Cabinet

    Jun 15, 17 • 88 Views • Awards & Recognition, FWCComments Off on FWC’s Apalachicola River wildlife habitat manager honored by Governor, Cabinet

    Matthew Hortman, a biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) who works on the Apalachicola River Wildlife and Environmental Area, received the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s 2016 Resource Manager of the...

  • FWC Commission to discuss changes to Gulf red snapper season during special meeting Friday June 9

    Jun 6, 17 • 139 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC Commission to discuss changes to Gulf red snapper season during special meeting Friday June 9

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will have a special meeting at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, June 9, to discuss the Gulf red snapper season for private recreational anglers in state and federal waters. Recent discussion between the U.S....

  • New Lionfish Challenge begins

    May 31, 17 • 214 Views • FWCComments Off on New Lionfish Challenge begins

    As another successful Lionfish Removal and Awareness weekend wraps up, a new Lionfish Challenge begins Residents and visitors across Florida enjoyed another weekend of learning about and helping remove lionfish as they participated in events during the third...

  • Moving video testimonials encourage boaters to wear life jackets

    May 26, 17 • 90 Views • FWCComments Off on Moving video testimonials encourage boaters to wear life jackets

    For National Safe Boating Week, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is releasing compelling life jacket testimonials from three north Florida families whose lives have been changed by wearing – or not wearing – a life jacket when...

  • Gag season starts June 1 in Gulf federal and most state waters

    May 26, 17 • 260 Views • FWCComments Off on Gag season starts June 1 in Gulf federal and most state waters

    Gag grouper will open for recreational harvest in most state and all federal Gulf of Mexico waters June 1, and will remain open through Dec. 31. Monroe County is excluded from this season because it follows the Atlantic state season. Franklin, Wakulla, Taylor...

  • Atlantic snook to close in state and federal waters

    May 25, 17 • 299 Views • Below Slider Featured, FWCComments Off on Atlantic snook to close in state and federal waters

    The recreational harvest of snook in Atlantic state and federal waters will close on June 1. Snook is also currently closed for harvest in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters, and will reopen for harvest in Atlantic and Gulf state and federal waters Sept....

  • FWC uncovers major alligator violations in long-term covert investigation

    May 24, 17 • 162 Views • Environment, FWCComments Off on FWC uncovers major alligator violations in long-term covert investigation

    On Wednesday, May 24, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers arrested nine suspects for violations of Florida’s laws pertaining to possession of American alligator, alligator egg harvesting, interstate transport of alligator eggs...

  • Knowing how to catch a giant (tarpon) is half the battle

    May 15, 17 • 169 Views • FWCComments Off on Knowing how to catch a giant (tarpon) is half the battle

    “Gone Coastal” column By Justin Wallheiser Have you ever felt the power of a large tarpon as it surges into the air and displays jaw-dropping acrobatics? Even for seasoned tarpon anglers, that first jump sends a rush of adrenaline through their veins like...