Posts Tagged ‘Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’

  • FWC highlights Chipola River in new video

    May 11, 17 • 156 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC highlights Chipola River in new video

    “FLOW” celebrates the charm of the Chipola and the partnerships forged to protect it. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announces the release of its new video, “FLOW: the Chipola River Story.” “FLOW” features...

  • Stone crab season closes May 16

    May 10, 17 • 133 Views • FWCComments Off on Stone crab season closes May 16

    The commercial and recreational harvest of stone crab claws in Florida closes on May 16, with the last day of harvest on May 15. Stone crab season will reopen on Oct. 15. This five-month closure occurs each year during the peak spawning season to help...

  • Gulf cobia workshops scheduled: FWC seeking public input

    May 9, 17 • 179 Views • FWCComments Off on Gulf cobia workshops scheduled: FWC seeking public input

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting five public workshops and an online webinar to gather public input on the Gulf cobia fishery. Staff have heard concerns about cobia in recent years, especially in the panhandle area of the...

  • King mackerel management changes effective May 11

    May 8, 17 • 199 Views • FWCComments Off on King mackerel management changes effective May 11

    Several commercial and recreational changes to king mackerel management in Florida state and federal waters will take effect May 11. These changes are consistent with federal regulation changes that are effective the same day. Approved changes include:...

  • Clean bird feeders to help protect cardinals and other birds

    May 8, 17 • 173 Views • FWCComments Off on Clean bird feeders to help protect cardinals and other birds

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has received reports of sick and dead cardinals in north Florida from concerned residents who have bird feeders. Artificial feeding stations, such as bird feeders, can draw large numbers of birds...

  • Share your marine fisheries comments on new saltwater commenting webpage

    May 8, 17 • 135 Views • FWCComments Off on Share your marine fisheries comments on new saltwater commenting webpage

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Division of Marine Fisheries Management wants to hear from you. In an effort to keep stakeholders informed and to gather public input on upcoming issues, a new webpage has been created:...

  • 2017 Gulf recreational red snapper state season opens weekends starting May 6

    May 4, 17 • 165 Views • FWCComments Off on 2017 Gulf recreational red snapper state season opens weekends starting May 6

    The 78-day 2017 recreational red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico state waters opens Saturdays and Sundays in May starting May 6. On May 27, the season will open daily through July 9. The season will also reopen for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September...

  • Snook to close in Gulf state and federal waters

    Apr 28, 17 • 345 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...

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

    Apr 26, 17 • 191 Views • Early Childhood, FWCComments Off on Grouper fishing reopens May 1 in Atlantic, Monroe County waters

    Anglers targeting grouper in Florida state and federal waters of the Atlantic, including state waters off Monroe County, will be able to take home some of their catch starting May 1, when the season for several species reopens to recreational and commercial...

  • Join a bioblitz to survey species on wildlife management areas

    Apr 25, 17 • 179 Views • FWCComments Off on Join a bioblitz to survey species on wildlife management areas

    What’s a bioblitz? Think of it as a wildlife adventure where you get a chance to find, identify and catalogue all the plants and animals you see while exploring Florida’s wildlife management areas. During this year’s 75th anniversary of the Florida WMA...