Posts Tagged ‘Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’

  • Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day by pledging to create a new conservationist

    Sep 19, 17 • 139 Views • FWCComments Off on Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day by pledging to create a new conservationist

    For many residents of Florida, time spent hunting and fishing are treasured moments. Hunting and fishing bring friends and family together and provide one of the most immersive outdoor experiences you can have. To encourage people to share their love of the...

  • FWC releases new videos to help Florida residents avoid conflicts with bears

    Aug 31, 17 • 125 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC releases new videos to help Florida residents avoid conflicts with bears

    As part of ongoing efforts to reduce conflicts with bears, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is releasing two new videos in the “Living with Florida Black Bears” series. These videos are designed to help educate the public about...

  • FWC Officers Rescue More Than 200 Texans

    Aug 29, 17 • 181 Views • Emergency Response, FWC, Homepage Slider, Impact, WeatherComments Off on FWC Officers Rescue More Than 200 Texans

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers are continuing to actively assist with disaster response efforts in the Houston area today. FWC officers have rescued more than 200 Texans since arriving in the area after being deployed by...

  • Snook season starts Sept. 1

    Aug 29, 17 • 123 Views • FWCComments Off on Snook season starts Sept. 1

    The recreational harvest season for snook starts Sept. 1 statewide. Unique to the region, snook are one of the many reasons Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages anglers to use...

  • Spotted seatrout workshop can now be attended online/on-demand

    Aug 24, 17 • 152 Views • FWCComments Off on Spotted seatrout workshop can now be attended online/on-demand

    Missed the recent in-person spotted seatrout workshops? Attend online by participating in an on-demand virtual workshop. Learn more about the current stock assessment of this species and tell the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) how...

  • Gulf gray triggerfish fall season dates announced

    Aug 11, 17 • 180 Views • FWCComments Off on Gulf gray triggerfish fall season dates announced

    Gray triggerfish will open in Gulf of Mexico state waters Sept. 1 through 4, Sept. 9 and 10, Oct. 7 and 8, and Oct. 14 and 15 for recreational harvest. During this season opening, the Gulf state waters minimum size limit is 14 inches fork length and the daily...

  • FWC adds new category to Florida Saltwater Fishing Records program

    Aug 8, 17 • 145 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC adds new category to Florida Saltwater Fishing Records program

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), in collaboration with the International Game Fish Association, maintains state all-tackle records for the heaviest marine fishes caught in Florida waters, including 77 species in both conventional...

  • Appointments by Governor Rick Scott for Friday, July 28, 2017

    Jul 28, 17 • 152 Views • Appointments, GovernmentComments Off on Appointments by Governor Rick Scott for Friday, July 28, 2017

    Governor Rick Scott Appoints LaTasha Green-Cobb to Florida Housing Finance Corporation Governor Rick Scott today announced the appointment of LaTasha Green-Cobb to the Florida Housing Finance Corporation. LaTasha Green-Cobb, of Jacksonville, is the chief...

  • Stick on a decal to show support for Florida’s manatees, sea turtles

    Jul 25, 17 • 169 Views • FWCComments Off on Stick on a decal to show support for Florida’s manatees, sea turtles

    There are more manatees and sea turtles in Florida than in any other state. More than 6,000 manatees swim in its coastal waters, rivers and freshwater springs, and thousands of sea turtles nest and hatch on its Atlantic and Gulf coast beaches. It’s easy to...

  • FWC partners with Bienville Plantation to conduct bass tournament research

    Jul 21, 17 • 231 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...