Posts Tagged ‘Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’

  • Help beach-nesting shorebirds by giving them space

    Mar 22, 16 • 501 Views • Environment, FWCComments Off on Help beach-nesting shorebirds by giving them space

    Shorebird nesting season is underway along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of Florida and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds beachgoers to watch out for and to avoid disturbing birds and their young. Shorebirds build shallow...

  • Share your red drum fishing experiences with the FWC

    Mar 17, 16 • 492 Views • FWCComments Off on Share your red drum fishing experiences with the FWC

    A new red drum stock assessment is complete and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking input from anglers about their experiences with the red drum fishery. We want to know how you think the fishery is doing and what you think...

  • FWC’s Office of Inspector General working to receive statewide re-accreditation

    Mar 15, 16 • 607 Views • FWC, GovernmentComments Off on FWC’s Office of Inspector General working to receive statewide re-accreditation

    Accreditation Team invites public comments The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Office of Inspector General Internal Investigations Section is undergoing a Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (Commission) assessment...

  • Catch a record lionfish

    Mar 14, 16 • 451 Views • FWCComments Off on Catch a record lionfish

    It’s big, it’s bold and it’s invasive. But could your lionfish catch be a record? If it is over 477 millimeters (18.78 inches) it very well could be. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) newest way of encouraging divers to...

  • Be a citizen-scientist: Help FWC monitor horseshoe crabs spawning on beaches

    Mar 8, 16 • 616 Views • FWCComments Off on Be a citizen-scientist: Help FWC monitor horseshoe crabs spawning on beaches

    Be a citizen-scientist: Help FWC monitor horseshoe crabs spawning on beaches A ritual dating back millions of years takes place again this spring on Florida beaches. Spring marks horseshoe crabs’ mating season, and biologists with the Florida Fish and...

  • March offers peak fishing for many of Florida’s freshwater fishes!

    Mar 1, 16 • 591 Views • FWCComments Off on March offers peak fishing for many of Florida’s freshwater fishes!

    Florida Fish Busters’ Bulletin March 2016 By Bob Wattendorf Throughout the southeast, freshwater anglers await early spring fishing, not just because of the glorious weather but also because the majority of sportfish are beginning their spawning patterns....

  • Get ready for Florida’s spring turkey season with this advice

    Feb 29, 16 • 670 Views • FWCComments Off on Get ready for Florida’s spring turkey season with this advice

    March “Outta’ the Woods” By Tony Young Hopefully, you’ve already started brushing up on your turkey calling, ’cause spring gobbler season is here. In March, whether you prefer to use a mouth call, box call, friction call or any combination, it’s...

  • Nesting sea turtles, flashing cell phone photos a bad mix

    Feb 29, 16 • 568 Views • FWC, Homepage SliderComments Off on Nesting sea turtles, flashing cell phone photos a bad mix

    Sea turtles digging their nests to lay eggs on Florida’s beaches face a new 21st century hazard: someone snapping a flash photo with a cell phone. March 1 is the official start of the sea turtle nesting season. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...

  • Statewide manatee count consistent with previous survey

    Feb 25, 16 • 607 Views • FWC, Homepage SliderComments Off on Statewide manatee count consistent with previous survey

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reported a preliminary count of 6,250 manatees statewide. A team of 16 observers from 11 organizations counted 3,292 manatees on Florida’s east coast and 2,958 on the west coast of the state. This...

  • Snook reopens in Gulf state waters March 1

    Feb 23, 16 • 572 Views • FWCComments Off on Snook reopens in Gulf state waters March 1

    The recreational harvest season for one of Florida’s premier fish  ̶  snook  ̶ reopens on March 1 in Florida’s Gulf of Mexico state and adjacent federal waters, including Everglades National Park and Monroe County. The season will remain open through...