Posts Tagged ‘Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’

  • FWC urges Fourth of July boaters to be careful, use beacons and enjoy Florida’s waterways

    Jun 30, 17 • 256 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC urges Fourth of July boaters to be careful, use beacons and enjoy Florida’s waterways

    During the Fourth of July holiday, many people take to the water to celebrate Independence Day. The warm, sunny days of summer combined with viewing fireworks puts many more boats and people on the water in close proximity to one another. The Florida Fish and...

  • On July 4 give space to nesting shorebirds, sea turtles

    Jun 29, 17 • 349 Views • FWCComments Off on On July 4 give space to nesting shorebirds, sea turtles

    As people make plans to go to the beach for the Independence Day holiday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reminding the public to help protect beach-nesting shorebirds and sea turtles by giving them space and keeping personal...

  • Scallopers get ready, more waters open for harvest starting July 1

    Jun 26, 17 • 251 Views • FWCComments Off on Scallopers get ready, more waters open for harvest starting July 1

    Celebrate the Fourth of July with bay scallops. State waters from the westernmost point of St. Vincent Island in Franklin County through the Pasco/Hernando county line will be open for scalloping starting July 1. A span of waters in the middle from the...

  • Help FWC monitor fish health by reporting fish kills

    Jun 20, 17 • 232 Views • FWC, Homepage SliderComments Off on Help FWC monitor fish health by reporting fish kills

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your help in monitoring fish health by tracking marine and freshwater fish kills in Florida. FWC scientists monitor and document fish kills and diseases, as well as other aquatic animal health...

  • Goliath grouper workshops scheduled August through October; FWC needs your input

    Jun 20, 17 • 188 Views • FWCComments Off on Goliath grouper workshops scheduled August through October; FWC needs your input

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your input on goliath grouper management, including the possibility of a limited harvest in Florida state waters. The FWC is hosting several goliath grouper public workshops throughout the...

  • FWC’s Apalachicola River wildlife habitat manager honored by Governor, Cabinet

    Jun 15, 17 • 213 Views • Awards & Recognition, FWCComments Off on FWC’s Apalachicola River wildlife habitat manager honored by Governor, Cabinet

    Matthew Hortman, a biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) who works on the Apalachicola River Wildlife and Environmental Area, received the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s 2016 Resource Manager of the...

  • FWC Commission to discuss changes to Gulf red snapper season during special meeting Friday June 9

    Jun 6, 17 • 262 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC Commission to discuss changes to Gulf red snapper season during special meeting Friday June 9

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will have a special meeting at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, June 9, to discuss the Gulf red snapper season for private recreational anglers in state and federal waters. Recent discussion between the U.S....

  • New Lionfish Challenge begins

    May 31, 17 • 347 Views • FWCComments Off on New Lionfish Challenge begins

    As another successful Lionfish Removal and Awareness weekend wraps up, a new Lionfish Challenge begins Residents and visitors across Florida enjoyed another weekend of learning about and helping remove lionfish as they participated in events during the third...

  • Moving video testimonials encourage boaters to wear life jackets

    May 26, 17 • 199 Views • FWCComments Off on Moving video testimonials encourage boaters to wear life jackets

    For National Safe Boating Week, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is releasing compelling life jacket testimonials from three north Florida families whose lives have been changed by wearing – or not wearing – a life jacket when...

  • Gag season starts June 1 in Gulf federal and most state waters

    May 26, 17 • 417 Views • FWCComments Off on Gag season starts June 1 in Gulf federal and most state waters

    Gag grouper will open for recreational harvest in most state and all federal Gulf of Mexico waters June 1, and will remain open through Dec. 31. Monroe County is excluded from this season because it follows the Atlantic state season. Franklin, Wakulla, Taylor...