Posts Tagged ‘Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’

  • FWC approves changes to Gulf greater amberjack season

    Dec 7, 17 • 121 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC approves changes to Gulf greater amberjack season

    At its December meeting in Gainesville, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the greater amberjack recreational season in Gulf state waters to open May 1-31 and Aug. 1-Oct. 31. This change is similar to pending changes in Gulf...

  • FWC approves several changes to Gulf cobia management

    Dec 7, 17 • 110 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC approves several changes to Gulf cobia management

    At its December meeting in Gainesville, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) took final action to approve several changes to the management of cobia in state waters of the Gulf of Mexico. These changes are based on stakeholder input and...

  • FWC discusses regional bay scallop seasons

    Dec 7, 17 • 114 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC discusses regional bay scallop seasons

    At its December meeting in Gainesville, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) discussed draft changes that would create regionally-specific bay scallop open seasons and would allow a trial scalloping season in state waters off Pasco...

  • FWC discusses draft rule to extend the permit spawning season closure inside the Special Permit Zone

    Dec 7, 17 • 101 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC discusses draft rule to extend the permit spawning season closure inside the Special Permit Zone

    At its December meeting in Gainesville, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) discussed a draft change to extend the spawning season closure for permit inside the Special Permit Zone. This draft proposal was approved and will be brought...

  • Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area explore the outdoors event rescheduled to Jan. 27

    Dec 7, 17 • 174 Views • BusinessComments Off on Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area explore the outdoors event rescheduled to Jan. 27

    On Saturday, Jan. 27, the Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area will host a day of fun and exploration celebrating Florida’s 75-year history of conserving native species and habitats on its wildlife management areas. The Florida Fish and Wildlife...

  • FWC approves new Critical Wildlife Area in Volusia County

    Dec 6, 17 • 116 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC approves new Critical Wildlife Area in Volusia County

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) today approved a new Critical Wildlife Area in Volusia County. The small island, known as Port Orange Colony and now approved as a CWA, shelters hundreds of brown pelicans during nesting season. It...

  • FWC honors Megan Malicoat as 2017 Boating Officer of the Year

    Dec 6, 17 • 114 Views • Awards & Recognition, FWCComments Off on FWC honors Megan Malicoat as 2017 Boating Officer of the Year

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) today recognized Officer Megan Malicoat as its 2017 Boating Officer of the Year during the Commission meeting in Gainesville. The annual award honors a state officer whose efforts show outstanding...

  • Gary Ellis, Highlands County ASA, honored as FWC Prosecutor of the Year

    Dec 6, 17 • 93 Views • Awards & Recognition, FWCComments Off on Gary Ellis, Highlands County ASA, honored as FWC Prosecutor of the Year

    During the Dec. 5-7 Commission meeting in Gainesville, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) honored Highlands County Assistant State Attorney Gary Ellis with the agency’s Prosecutor of the Year Award. Ellis is a prior recipient of...

  • FWC Lt. James Yetter awarded agency’s Medal of Valor with Lifesaving for actions during Hurricane Harvey

    Dec 6, 17 • 80 Views • Awards & Recognition, FWCComments Off on FWC Lt. James Yetter awarded agency’s Medal of Valor with Lifesaving for actions during Hurricane Harvey

    During the Dec. 5-7 Commission meeting in Gainesville, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) honored Lt. James Yetter with the agency’s Medal of Valor with Lifesaving for his actions during Hurricane Harvey response in Texas. On Aug....

  • Learn about duck and dove hunting with new guide and webpage

    Dec 1, 17 • 285 Views • FWCComments Off on Learn about duck and dove hunting with new guide and webpage

    December “Outta’ the Woods” By Tony Young We have a new Guide to Waterfowl Hunting in Florida publication that can be found at MyFWC.com/Duck. It’s a valuable tool for beginning waterfowl hunters, but experienced waterfowlers will appreciate it, too....