Posts Tagged ‘Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’

  • FWC welcomes new chairman, vice chairman

    Jul 1, 15 • 624 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC welcomes new chairman, vice chairman

    Today, new leaders assume their roles with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). At its meeting June 25 in Sarasota, the FWC elected Vice Chairman Brian Yablonski of Tallahassee to serve as chairman and Aliese “Liesa” Priddy of...

  • Check the box; do something nice for manatees, sea turtles

    Jul 1, 15 • 619 Views • FWCComments Off on Check the box; do something nice for manatees, sea turtles

    It is easy to do something nice for Florida manatees and sea turtles. Check the box for manatees or sea turtles on the form you receive in the mail to renew your annual registration of cars, boats and trucks. When you check the box, you are donating $5 to the...

  • Bass management is evolving

    Jul 1, 15 • 581 Views • FWCComments Off on Bass management is evolving

    Bass anglers may wonder why the Sunshine State supports some of the best bass fishing in the world. Florida’s abundant lakes and rivers provide habitat necessary to produce good fisheries and the Florida largemouth bass possesses unique genetics that favors...

  • Personal fireworks don’t mix with nesting shorebirds

    Jun 30, 15 • 692 Views • FWCComments Off on Personal fireworks don’t mix with nesting shorebirds

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) asks the public to help protect beach-nesting shorebirds across the state this holiday weekend by giving them space and keeping personal fireworks off the beach. Shorebirds are nesting on beaches...

  • FWC Marine Fisheries wants to hear from you at summer workshop series

    Jun 30, 15 • 563 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC Marine Fisheries wants to hear from you at summer workshop series

    Do you have ideas about how Florida’s marine fisheries should be managed? The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants to hear from you. Whether you are a seafood aficionado who wants priority placed on getting fish to the dinner plate,...

  • Commissioners elect new chairman, vice chairman

    Jun 25, 15 • 624 Views • Appointments, FWC, GovernmentComments Off on Commissioners elect new chairman, vice chairman

    At its meeting June 25 in Sarasota, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) elected Vice Chairman Brian Yablonski, of Tallahassee, to serve as chairman, effective July 1. Yablonski replaces Chairman Richard Corbett, of Tampa. The term of...

  • Take 10 lionfish, get an extra lobster during sport season and possibly take home a T-shirt

    Jun 25, 15 • 478 Views • FWCComments Off on Take 10 lionfish, get an extra lobster during sport season and possibly take home a T-shirt

    At its June meeting in Sarasota, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a new and exciting opportunity that will encourage divers to remove invasive lionfish by allowing them to take one extra spiny lobster each day during the...

  • Public requests for barracuda conservation measures in south Florida receive initial approval by FWC

    Jun 25, 15 • 437 Views • FWCComments Off on Public requests for barracuda conservation measures in south Florida receive initial approval by FWC

    At its June meeting in Sarasota, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) gave initial approval to several barracuda conservation measures after hearing concerns from various south Florida stakeholder groups about potential declines in...

  • Commission moves forward with considering innovative bass regulations

    Jun 25, 15 • 323 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 • 346 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...