Posts Tagged ‘Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’

  • Personal fireworks don’t mix with nesting shorebirds

    Jun 30, 15 • 796 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 • 650 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 • 698 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 • 573 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 • 511 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 • 402 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 • 437 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 • 470 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 • 453 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 • 655 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...