Posts Tagged ‘Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’

  • Summer camp means the livin’ and fishin’ are easy

    Jun 3, 15 • 545 Views • FWCComments Off on Summer camp means the livin’ and fishin’ are easy

    Hey kids and parents! Are you looking for something fun to fill the long summer days? Why not try a Kids’ Saltwater Fishing Camp? Several of these educational, weeklong events are scheduled across the state this summer. Spaces are limited, so sign up today...

  • First annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day a success

    May 19, 15 • 727 Views • FWCComments Off on First annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day a success

    Florida’s first annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day (first Saturday after Mother’s Day) was a success, from statewide lionfish removal efforts to unveiling the new “Reef Rangers” lionfish removal program to educating the public about lionfish....

  • Gulf state recreational red snapper season opens Memorial Day weekend

    May 18, 15 • 528 Views • FWCComments Off on Gulf state recreational red snapper season opens Memorial Day weekend

    The recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters opens to harvest Memorial Day weekend. Red snapper is a popular species that has a strong economic impact for many coastal communities throughout Florida. The 2015 season will start the Saturday before...

  • FWC encourages people to boat safely

    May 15, 15 • 679 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC encourages people to boat safely

    Although Florida’s boating season never really ends, the traditional start is marked by National Safe Boating Week, from May 16-22. The week is a time for boaters to focus on simple, effective steps that make boating safer. These include paying close...

  • Stone crab season closes May 16

    May 13, 15 • 652 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 5-month closure occurs each year during the species’ peak spawning season to help...

  • Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day is May 16

    May 12, 15 • 743 Views • FWCComments Off on Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day is May 16

    Are you ready to find out how many lionfish can be removed from Florida waters in one weekend? The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is celebrating its first annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day by hosting and promoting a weekend of...

  • Fish kill ‘season’ warming up with the weather

    May 1, 15 • 819 Views • FWCComments Off on Fish kill ‘season’ warming up with the weather

    Florida Fish Busters’ Bulletin May 2015 by Bob Wattendorf As the “Fishing Capital of the World,” Florida boasts more than 3 million anglers. At the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), we appreciate feedback from these responsible...

  • Apply now for alligator hunt permits

    Apr 24, 15 • 545 Views • FWC, GovernmentComments Off on Apply now for alligator hunt permits

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is now accepting applications for a chance to participate in this year’s recreational alligator hunting season. For the Phase I random drawing, applications will be accepted through April 30....

  • FWC, partners coordinate first statewide Nonnative Fish Catch, Click and Submit Contest

    Feb 19, 15 • 502 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC, partners coordinate first statewide Nonnative Fish Catch, Click and Submit Contest

    FWC, partners coordinate first statewide Nonnative Fish Catch, Click and Submit Contest As part of National Invasive Species Awareness Week, Feb. 22-28, the Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be partnering with other agencies to...

  • Recreational bay scallop season closes Sept. 25

    Sep 18, 13 • 550 Views • GovernmentComments Off on Recreational bay scallop season closes Sept. 25

    The 2013 recreational season for bay scallops will close Wednesday, Sept. 25. The final day of harvesting is Sept. 24. FWC scallop researchers will conduct underwater surveys after the season closes to reassess the scallop population. While the season is...