Posts Tagged ‘Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’

  • Commission moves forward with considering innovative bass regulations

    Jun 25, 15 • 287 Views • FWCComments Off on Commission moves forward with considering innovative bass regulations

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) favorably reviewed draft rules that could ultimately change statewide length limits for black bass species, including eliminating many specific rules for different water bodies. The intent of the...

  • FWC bear management coordinator receives employee of the year award

    Jun 25, 15 • 320 Views • Awards & Recognition, FWCComments Off on FWC bear management coordinator receives employee of the year award

    David Telesco, bear management program coordinator within the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Division of Habitat and Species Conservation, has received the Chairman Rodney Barreto Employee of the Year Award for his outstanding...

  • FWC biologist receives conservation award for outstanding career achievement

    Jun 25, 15 • 366 Views • Awards & Recognition, FWCComments Off on FWC biologist receives conservation award for outstanding career achievement

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) fisheries biologist Lawson Snyder has been honored as the 2015 recipient of the Louise Ireland Humphrey Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to the conservation of Florida’s fish and...

  • Fishing association honors 2 FWC employees

    Jun 25, 15 • 315 Views • Awards & Recognition, FWCComments Off on Fishing association honors 2 FWC employees

    The Florida Guides Association on June 25 in Sarasota honored two employees of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) for their conservation efforts: Capt. Pat Kelly, Florida Guides Association president, presented FWC Officer Ken...

  • FWC approves comprehensive bear management rules

    Jun 24, 15 • 527 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC approves comprehensive bear management rules

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) continued its long-standing, proactive approach to bear management at its meeting in Sarasota on June 24. FWC Commissioners approved several bear-related rules that address a wide variety of tools to...

  • Plan to conserve dozens of imperiled species updated

    Jun 24, 15 • 510 Views • FWCComments Off on Plan to conserve dozens of imperiled species updated

    Florida’s Imperiled Species Management Plan (ISMP), a combination of species-specific actions and broader conservation strategies, is being updated to reflect both new scientific knowledge and significant input from the public. The Florida Fish and Wildlife...

  • Gulf of Mexico greater amberjack size limit change approved by FWC

    Jun 24, 15 • 430 Views • FWCComments Off on Gulf of Mexico greater amberjack size limit change approved by FWC

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) today approved changing the minimum size limit for greater amberjack caught in Gulf of Mexico state waters from 30 inches fork length to 34 inches fork length. Fork length is measured from the tip of...

  • Important facts you need to know about black bear conservation in Florida

    Jun 22, 15 • 429 Views • FWCComments Off on Important facts you need to know about black bear conservation in Florida

    Numerous recent articles and editorials have addressed the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC’s) bear management program. Much of the writing has focused on the proposal to reinstate limited bear hunting in Florida. FWC staff...

  • Changes to the commercial restricted species endorsement effective July 1

    Jun 19, 15 • 437 Views • FWCComments Off on Changes to the commercial restricted species endorsement effective July 1

    Several changes to the commercial saltwater restricted species endorsement go into effect July 1, 2015. A restricted species endorsement allows commercially licensed fishermen to harvest and sell certain species. Changes to the restricted species endorsement...

  • Changes to the spiny lobster commercial dive endorsement effective July 1

    Jun 19, 15 • 474 Views • FWCComments Off on Changes to the spiny lobster commercial dive endorsement effective July 1

    The following changes to the spiny lobster commercial dive endorsement (CD) program go into effect July 1: The moratorium on issuing new or additional CD endorsements has been extended indefinitely (this was set to expire July 1). Remaining valid CD...