Posts Tagged ‘Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’

  • Slow down for manatees migrating to warmer waters

    Oct 29, 15 • 405 Views • FWCComments Off on Slow down for manatees migrating to warmer waters

    With winter’s chill approaching, Florida manatees are on the move. Manatees cannot tolerate cold water and may begin to seek warmer water when temperatures start to drop below 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Some travel hundreds of miles to reach a warmer...

  • 2015 Gulf Red Snapper Season Closes After This Weekend

    Oct 26, 15 • 276 Views • FWCComments Off on 2015 Gulf Red Snapper Season Closes After This Weekend

    Halloween (Oct. 31) and Nov. 1 are the last days the recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters will be open in 2015. State waters in the Gulf are from shore to 9 nautical miles. Federal waters extend from where state waters end out to about 200...

  • TrophyCatch welcomes new partners

    Oct 14, 15 • 469 Views • FWCComments Off on TrophyCatch welcomes new partners

    TrophyCatch (TrophyCatchFlorida.com) recently announced the successful conclusion of its third season as a citizen-science, conservation rewards program that continues to document Florida’s status as the bass fishing capital of the world. Entering into...

  • FWC Media Event: Manatee Release in Fort Lauderdale

    Oct 12, 15 • 566 Views • Events, FWCComments Off on FWC Media Event: Manatee Release in Fort Lauderdale

    FWC Media Event Photo, video, and interview opportunity Manatee release in Fort Lauderdale When: Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 11:30 a.m. Where: George English Park at 1101 Bayview Dr., Fort Lauderdale, FL. Broward County. Why: Photo, video, and interview...

  • Stone crab season opens Oct. 15 in state, federal waters

    Oct 7, 15 • 649 Views • FWC, Homepage SliderComments Off on Stone crab season opens Oct. 15 in state, federal waters

    Florida’s recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvest season opens Oct. 15 in state and federal waters. To ensure this valuable resource is available for generations to come, take care when removing crab claws, and follow all protective management...

  • TrophyCatch approaches 3,000 trophy bass recycled as Season 4 begins

    Oct 1, 15 • 499 Views • BusinessComments Off on TrophyCatch approaches 3,000 trophy bass recycled as Season 4 begins

    Florida Fish Busters’ Bulletin October 2015 By Bob Wattendorf, with KP Clements The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is proudly wrapping up Season 3 of TrophyCatch. Since inception of this innovative citizen-science, conservation...

  • Record shoal bass caught in Chipola River

    Sep 24, 15 • 442 Views • FWCComments Off on Record shoal bass caught in Chipola River

    Stewart Mayeaux, 41, of Marianna, enjoyed the thrill of seeing a 4-pound, 14-ounce shoal bass hit his lure on Sept. 19 and knowing he had a possible state record. Mayeaux, who moved from Louisiana five years ago, had read on the MyFWC.com website about...

  • Recreational bay scallop season closes Sept. 25

    Sep 22, 15 • 308 Views • Environment, FWCComments Off on Recreational bay scallop season closes Sept. 25

    The 2015 recreational season for bay scallops will close Friday, Sept. 25. The final day of harvesting is Thursday, Sept. 24. FWC scallop researchers will conduct underwater surveys after the season closes to reassess the scallop population. Scallop...

  • FWC approves barracuda conservation measures for South Florida

    Sep 4, 15 • 797 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC approves barracuda conservation measures for South Florida

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at its Sept. 3 meeting in Fort Lauderdale approved new recreational and commercial bag limits for barracuda for waters off south Florida. The changes will apply in state and federal waters off...

  • FWC takes next step in amending boating rules for Suwannee and Santa Fe rivers

    Sep 3, 15 • 604 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC takes next step in amending boating rules for Suwannee and Santa Fe rivers

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), at its Sept. 3 meeting in Fort Lauderdale, approved draft revisions affecting boating-restricted areas on the Suwannee and Santa Fe rivers so the agency can take the next step in finalizing them....