Posts Tagged ‘Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’

  • Gov. Scott Announces Freshwater License-Free Fishing Days

    Mar 29, 17 • 95 Views • Fishing & Wildlife, GovernmentComments Off on Gov. Scott Announces Freshwater License-Free Fishing Days

    Governor Rick Scott announced that this weekend, April 1st and 2nd, Floridians and visitors will be able to fish without a freshwater recreational fishing license. All bag limits, seasons, and size restrictions will still apply. Governor Scott said, “This...

  • FWC documents panther kittens north of Caloosahatchee River

    Mar 27, 17 • 97 Views • Fishing & WildlifeComments Off on FWC documents panther kittens north of Caloosahatchee River

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has verified the presence of at least two panther kittens north of the Caloosahatchee River in southwest Florida. These kittens are presumed to be the offspring of the first wild female panther...

  • Spiny lobster season closes April 1

    Mar 23, 17 • 106 Views • Fishing & WildlifeComments Off on Spiny lobster season closes April 1

    The spiny lobster recreational and commercial season closes to harvest in state and federal waters starting April 1, and will reopen Aug. 6. The two-day recreational sport season is the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday of July, which is July 26 and 27...

  • Keep a lookout for manatees in motion this spring

    Mar 22, 17 • 98 Views • Fishing & WildlifeComments Off on Keep a lookout for manatees in motion this spring

    In balmy spring weather, both manatees and boaters are cruising through Florida’s waterways. For manatees, it is a seasonal ritual when they abandon winter retreats and head north along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and through inland waters. For boaters, it...

  • FWC encourages boaters to ‘Spring Aboard’ by taking a boater education class

    Mar 20, 17 • 87 Views • Fishing & WildlifeComments Off on FWC encourages boaters to ‘Spring Aboard’ by taking a boater education class

    World-class fishing, crystal blue waters, endless sunshine – there’s so much about Florida’s waterways to enjoy. During the week of March 19-25, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...

  • FWC encourages boaters to ‘Spring Aboard’ by taking a boater education class

    Mar 17, 17 • 191 Views • Fishing & WildlifeComments Off on FWC encourages boaters to ‘Spring Aboard’ by taking a boater education class

    World-class fishing, crystal blue waters, endless sunshine – there’s so much about Florida’s waterways to enjoy. During the week of March 19-25, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...

  • Lionfish Panhandle Pilot Program ends May 19

    Mar 10, 17 • 112 Views • Fishing & WildlifeComments Off on Lionfish Panhandle Pilot Program ends May 19

    Panhandle lionfish hunters only have until May 19 to compete in the Panhandle Pilot Program. This yearlong lionfish removal incentive program rewards divers for harvesting lionfish off Escambia through Franklin counties. The program may be ending, but...

  • Florida’s spring turkey season provides one of the most special opportunities in country

    Mar 2, 17 • 160 Views • Fishing & WildlifeComments Off on Florida’s spring turkey season provides one of the most special opportunities in country

    March 4 marks the opening of Florida’s spring turkey season on private lands south of State Road 70, one of the first opportunities in the country for hunters to pursue this impressive game bird. Florida turkey hunting is unique for another reason. It’s...

  • People can help nesting sea turtles!

    Mar 1, 17 • 124 Views • Environment, Fishing & Wildlife, Homepg SliderComments Off on People can help nesting sea turtles!

    Green Turtle Nesting Photo courtesy of FWC March is the beginning of Florida’s sea turtle nesting season, when female sea turtles leave the ocean to dig nests and lay golf ball-size eggs in the sand. People can help sea turtles that nest on Florida’s...

  • FWC continues seagrass research and conservation with new status report

    Feb 27, 17 • 155 Views • Environment, Fishing & Wildlife, Homepg SliderComments Off on FWC continues seagrass research and conservation with new status report

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) continues its conservation of valuable seagrass beds in Florida’s coastal waters with a second edition of its statewide report. Scientists and collaborators from agencies across Florida, including...