Posts Tagged ‘Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’

  • Moving video testimonials encourage boaters to wear life jackets

    May 26, 17 • 149 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 • 344 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...

  • Atlantic snook to close in state and federal waters

    May 25, 17 • 501 Views • Below Slider Featured, FWCComments Off on Atlantic snook to close in state and federal waters

    The recreational harvest of snook in Atlantic state and federal waters will close on June 1. Snook is also currently closed for harvest in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters, and will reopen for harvest in Atlantic and Gulf state and federal waters Sept....

  • FWC uncovers major alligator violations in long-term covert investigation

    May 24, 17 • 228 Views • Environment, FWCComments Off on FWC uncovers major alligator violations in long-term covert investigation

    On Wednesday, May 24, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers arrested nine suspects for violations of Florida’s laws pertaining to possession of American alligator, alligator egg harvesting, interstate transport of alligator eggs...

  • Knowing how to catch a giant (tarpon) is half the battle

    May 15, 17 • 226 Views • FWCComments Off on Knowing how to catch a giant (tarpon) is half the battle

    “Gone Coastal” column By Justin Wallheiser Have you ever felt the power of a large tarpon as it surges into the air and displays jaw-dropping acrobatics? Even for seasoned tarpon anglers, that first jump sends a rush of adrenaline through their veins like...

  • FWC highlights Chipola River in new video

    May 11, 17 • 212 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC highlights Chipola River in new video

    “FLOW” celebrates the charm of the Chipola and the partnerships forged to protect it. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announces the release of its new video, “FLOW: the Chipola River Story.” “FLOW” features...

  • Stone crab season closes May 16

    May 10, 17 • 190 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 five-month closure occurs each year during the peak spawning season to help...

  • Gulf cobia workshops scheduled: FWC seeking public input

    May 9, 17 • 227 Views • FWCComments Off on Gulf cobia workshops scheduled: FWC seeking public input

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting five public workshops and an online webinar to gather public input on the Gulf cobia fishery. Staff have heard concerns about cobia in recent years, especially in the panhandle area of the...

  • King mackerel management changes effective May 11

    May 8, 17 • 251 Views • FWCComments Off on King mackerel management changes effective May 11

    Several commercial and recreational changes to king mackerel management in Florida state and federal waters will take effect May 11. These changes are consistent with federal regulation changes that are effective the same day. Approved changes include:...

  • Clean bird feeders to help protect cardinals and other birds

    May 8, 17 • 237 Views • FWCComments Off on Clean bird feeders to help protect cardinals and other birds

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has received reports of sick and dead cardinals in north Florida from concerned residents who have bird feeders. Artificial feeding stations, such as bird feeders, can draw large numbers of birds...