Posts Tagged ‘Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’

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

    Jun 19, 15 • 475 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...

  • FWC to meet June 23-25 in Sarasota

    Jun 16, 15 • 453 Views • Events, FWC, GovernmentComments Off on FWC to meet June 23-25 in Sarasota

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet June 23-25 in the Hyatt Regency, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota. All sessions are open to members of the public who want to attend. The half-day session Tuesday, June 23, starts at...

  • FWC data show increase in bear population

    Jun 10, 15 • 739 Views • FWC, Homepage SliderComments Off on FWC data show increase in bear population

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced today updated estimates of the Florida black bear population. These initial numbers are now available for two of the FWC’s Bear Management Units (BMUs) and result from the statewide study...

  • Summer camp means the livin’ and fishin’ are easy

    Jun 3, 15 • 356 Views • FWCComments Off on Summer camp means the livin’ and fishin’ are easy

    Hey kids and parents! Are you looking for something fun to fill the long summer days? Why not try a Kids’ Saltwater Fishing Camp? Several of these educational, weeklong events are scheduled across the state this summer. Spaces are limited, so sign up today...

  • First annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day a success

    May 19, 15 • 573 Views • FWCComments Off on First annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day a success

    Florida’s first annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day (first Saturday after Mother’s Day) was a success, from statewide lionfish removal efforts to unveiling the new “Reef Rangers” lionfish removal program to educating the public about lionfish....

  • Gulf state recreational red snapper season opens Memorial Day weekend

    May 18, 15 • 356 Views • FWCComments Off on Gulf state recreational red snapper season opens Memorial Day weekend

    The recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters opens to harvest Memorial Day weekend. Red snapper is a popular species that has a strong economic impact for many coastal communities throughout Florida. The 2015 season will start the Saturday before...

  • FWC encourages people to boat safely

    May 15, 15 • 456 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC encourages people to boat safely

    Although Florida’s boating season never really ends, the traditional start is marked by National Safe Boating Week, from May 16-22. The week is a time for boaters to focus on simple, effective steps that make boating safer. These include paying close...

  • Stone crab season closes May 16

    May 13, 15 • 513 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 5-month closure occurs each year during the species’ peak spawning season to help...

  • Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day is May 16

    May 12, 15 • 505 Views • FWCComments Off on Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day is May 16

    Are you ready to find out how many lionfish can be removed from Florida waters in one weekend? The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is celebrating its first annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day by hosting and promoting a weekend of...

  • Fish kill ‘season’ warming up with the weather

    May 1, 15 • 659 Views • FWCComments Off on Fish kill ‘season’ warming up with the weather

    Florida Fish Busters’ Bulletin May 2015 by Bob Wattendorf As the “Fishing Capital of the World,” Florida boasts more than 3 million anglers. At the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), we appreciate feedback from these responsible...