Posts Tagged ‘Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’

  • FWC Officer Honored with Agency’s Award of Valor, Purple Heart

    Nov 18, 15 • 582 Views • Awards & Recognition, FWCComments Off on FWC Officer Honored with Agency’s Award of Valor, Purple Heart

    During the Nov. 18 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) meeting in Panama City Beach, an officer, whose courage, training and perserverance saved his own life, received the agency’s Purple Heart and Award of Valor for his actions in the...

  • Stay informed with these tips for hunting season

    Nov 2, 15 • 528 Views • FWCComments Off on Stay informed with these tips for hunting season

    November “Outta’ the Woods” By Tony Young November means the 2015-16 huntin’ season is in full swing. In this month’s column, I cover the high points of what you need to know about general gun, fall turkey, quail, snipe and the second phase of...

  • Red tide confirmed in Florida: What you need to know

    Oct 30, 15 • 686 Views • Environment, FWC, Homepage SliderComments Off on Red tide confirmed in Florida: What you need to know

    Red tide is a naturally occurring, higher-than-normal concentration of microscopic algae. In Florida, the species that causes most red tides is Karenia brevis. This organism produces toxins that can affect the central nervous system of aquatic organisms such...

  • Slow down for manatees migrating to warmer waters

    Oct 29, 15 • 509 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 • 339 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 • 558 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 • 687 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 • 752 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 • 554 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 • 573 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...