Posts Tagged ‘FWC’

  • Reef Rangers website is renovated, ready for more lionfish hunters

    Feb 2, 18 • 258 Views • Environment, FWC, Government AgenciesComments Off on Reef Rangers website is renovated, ready for more lionfish hunters

    Divers and lionfish hunters: Do you have what it takes to become a Reef Ranger? The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has updated its Reef Rangers website(ReefRangers.com) and the program is ready for more participants. Reef Rangers is...

  • Greater amberjack season set to reopen May 1 in Gulf state waters

    Dec 21, 17 • 254 Views • FWCComments Off on Greater amberjack season set to reopen May 1 in Gulf state waters

    The greater amberjack recreational season in Gulf state waters will remain closed through April 30, and will reopen to harvest May 1-31 and Aug. 1-Oct. 31. Greater amberjack is overfished and undergoing overfishing, and the season has closed increasingly...

  • Conservation group honors Florida Youth Hunting Program coordinator

    Dec 20, 17 • 298 Views • FWCComments Off on Conservation group honors Florida Youth Hunting Program coordinator

    The Florida Sportsmen’s Conservation Association honored Jonathan Roberts for his efforts coordinating the Youth Hunting Program of Florida. The award, which was presented Dec. 6 at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) meeting in...

  • FWC endorses national strategy aimed at conserving fish, wildlife

    Dec 18, 17 • 372 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC endorses national strategy aimed at conserving fish, wildlife

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in July endorsed an ambitious national strategy, presented by The Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish and Wildlife Resources, to conserve fish and wildlife, keep thousands of...

  • Several grouper closures start Jan. 1 in Gulf and Atlantic waters

    Dec 18, 17 • 348 Views • FWCComments Off on Several grouper closures start Jan. 1 in Gulf and Atlantic waters

    Gag grouper will close to recreational harvest in Gulf state and federal waters Jan. 1, 2018. The same day, several species of grouper will also close to recreational and commercial harvest in Florida state waters of the Atlantic and all state waters off...

  • Gulf gray triggerfish reopens March 1, 2018

    Dec 18, 17 • 228 Views • FWCComments Off on Gulf gray triggerfish reopens March 1, 2018

    Recreational harvest of gray triggerfish will remain closed in Gulf state and federal waters through Feb. 28, 2018, reopening March 1. The season will also close June 1 through July 31. When the season reopens, the daily recreational bag limit will be one...

  • Gov. Scott: Florida Stands Ready to Help Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Maria

    Sep 26, 17 • 473 Views • Emergency Response, ImpactComments Off on Gov. Scott: Florida Stands Ready to Help Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Maria

    Gov. Scott: Florida Stands Ready to Help Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Maria Asks Florida State Colleges and Universities to Offer In-State Tuition to Students from Puerto Rico WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott reaffirmed Florida’s...

  • Gov. Scott Visits Utility Linemen in Collier County

    Sep 25, 17 • 394 Views • ImpactComments Off on Gov. Scott Visits Utility Linemen in Collier County

    IMMOKALEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott visited utility linemen in Collier County to thank them for their work restoring power to Florida homes and businesses. This week, Governor Scott announced that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...

  • Gov. Scott Announces License-Free Freshwater and Saltwater Fishing for Florida Law Enforcement and First Responders

    Sep 21, 17 • 757 Views • FWCComments Off on Gov. Scott Announces License-Free Freshwater and Saltwater Fishing for Florida Law Enforcement and First Responders

    SANFORD, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida’s law enforcement officers and first responders will be able to enjoy license-free freshwater and saltwater fishing beginning today through June 30, 2018. This is in recognition of...

  • Gov. Scott Directs FWC to Ease Regulations, Waive Fees for South Florida Commercial Fishing Industry Following Hurricane Irma

    Sep 20, 17 • 353 Views • FWCComments Off on Gov. Scott Directs FWC to Ease Regulations, Waive Fees for South Florida Commercial Fishing Industry Following Hurricane Irma

    MARATHON, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott directed the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to implement several changes to help South Florida’s commercial fishermen recover from the effects of Hurricane Irma and get back to work. The...