Posts Tagged ‘Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’

  • Stick on a decal to show support for Florida’s manatees, sea turtles

    Jul 25, 17 • 233 Views • FWCComments Off on Stick on a decal to show support for Florida’s manatees, sea turtles

    There are more manatees and sea turtles in Florida than in any other state. More than 6,000 manatees swim in its coastal waters, rivers and freshwater springs, and thousands of sea turtles nest and hatch on its Atlantic and Gulf coast beaches. It’s easy to...

  • FWC partners with Bienville Plantation to conduct bass tournament research

    Jul 21, 17 • 307 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC partners with Bienville Plantation to conduct bass tournament research

    Pro anglers and industry stakeholders fished at a simulated tournament to assist in research initiatives. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) partnered with the Bienville Plantation to host two simulated bass fishing tournaments to...

  • New FWC BearWise funding will focus on communities with ordinances

    Jul 20, 17 • 224 Views • FWCComments Off on New FWC BearWise funding will focus on communities with ordinances

    In an effort to help reduce human-bear conflicts, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is inviting local governments to apply for BearWise funding for their communities. The FWC will focus on providing funding to local governments with...

  • Spotted seatrout workshops scheduled late July/early August; FWC needs your input

    Jul 19, 17 • 252 Views • FWCComments Off on Spotted seatrout workshops scheduled late July/early August; FWC needs your input

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your input on spotted seatrout management. The FWC is hosting spotted seatrout public workshops throughout the state in late July and early August. Learn more about the current status of...

  • Gag grouper fall season approved in Gulf 4-county region

    Jul 11, 17 • 256 Views • FWCComments Off on Gag grouper fall season approved in Gulf 4-county region

    At its July meeting in Orlando, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved lengthening the Gulf of Mexico gag grouper recreational season in state waters off Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties by opening the season...

  • FWRI director receives Capt. Phil Chapman Conservation Award

    Jul 11, 17 • 307 Views • Awards & Recognition, FWCComments Off on FWRI director receives Capt. Phil Chapman Conservation Award

    The Florida Guides Association honored Gil McRae, the director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, with the Capt. Phil Chapman Conservation Award at the Commission meeting in Orlando on July...

  • FWC Officer Philip Stone Receives Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Award

    Jul 11, 17 • 339 Views • Awards & Recognition, FWCComments Off on FWC Officer Philip Stone Receives Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Award

    Lake Worth resident Philip Stone, a law enforcement officer with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), has received the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Award for Marine Conservation. Officer Stone was honored for his dedication,...

  • Fishing association honors 2 FWC officers

    Jul 11, 17 • 269 Views • Awards & Recognition, FWCComments Off on Fishing association honors 2 FWC officers

    The Florida Guides Association on July 11 in Orlando honored two officers of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) for their conservation efforts. Capt. Pat Kelly, Florida Guides Association president, presented FWC officers Peter...

  • FWC names Raymond Mowen Hunter Safety Instructor of the Year

    Jul 11, 17 • 258 Views • Awards & Recognition, FWCComments Off on FWC names Raymond Mowen Hunter Safety Instructor of the Year

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) named Raymond Mowen of Royal Palm Beach the 2016 Volunteer Hunter Safety Instructor of the Year at its July Commission meeting in Orlando. The award recognizes a volunteer who significantly advances...

  • FWC discusses sheepshead, tripletail and cobia management

    Jul 10, 17 • 263 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC discusses sheepshead, tripletail and cobia management

    At its July meeting in Orlando, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) discussed several draft changes to the management of sheepshead, tripletail and cobia. The Commission did not take action on draft changes to sheepshead and tripletail...