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    Atlantic snook to close in state and federal waters

    May 23, 16 • 73 Views • BusinessComments 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 will reopen for harvest in Atlantic state and federal waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, on Sept. 1. Snook is also closed for harvest in...

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    Teenager catches state-record flathead catfish

    May 20, 16 • 74 Views • Environment, Fishing & WildlifeComments Off on Teenager catches state-record flathead catfish

    Charles Patchen (13) from Alabama caught a 63.8-pound flathead catfish on the Chattahoochee River in Jackson County at 2:30 p.m. on May 15. He beat the previous certified state record by more than eight pounds. Patchen had reluctantly agreed to go bream...

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    FWC: safe boating saves lives

    May 17, 16 • 67 Views • Environment, Fishing & WildlifeComments Off on FWC: safe boating saves lives

    Although Florida’s boating season never really ends, the traditional start is marked by National Safe Boating Week, May 21–27. The week is a time for boaters to focus on simple and effective steps that make boating safer. The Florida Fish and Wildlife...

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    Stone crab season closes May 16

    May 9, 16 • 105 Views • Environment, GovernmentComments 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...

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    Fish don’t talk, but we can

    May 5, 16 • 81 Views • Environment, GovernmentComments Off on Fish don’t talk, but we can

    Fish don’t talk – even if they are referred to as largemouths. But we can and should. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) mission is “To manage fish and wildlife resources for their long-term well-being and the benefit of...

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    2016 Gulf recreational red snapper state season opens weekends starting May 7

    May 5, 16 • 70 Views • Environment, GovernmentComments Off on 2016 Gulf recreational red snapper state season opens weekends starting May 7

    The 2016 recreational red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico state waters opens Saturdays and Sundays in May starting May 7. On May 28, the season will open continuously through July 10. The season will also reopen for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in...

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    Grouper fishing reopens May 1 in Atlantic, Monroe County waters

    May 4, 16 • 73 Views • EnvironmentComments Off on Grouper fishing reopens May 1 in Atlantic, Monroe County waters

    Anglers targeting grouper in Florida state waters of the Atlantic, including Monroe County, will be able to take home some of their catch starting May 1, when the season for several species reopens to recreational and commercial harvest. The following species...

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    Shorebird art contest: Kids celebrating mothers and chicks

    May 2, 16 • 145 Views • EnvironmentComments Off on Shorebird art contest: Kids celebrating mothers and chicks

    Beginning today – just in time for Mother’s Day – the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Audubon Florida are launching an art contest for kids to celebrate moms and raise awareness about beach-nesting shorebirds and...

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    FWC announces May start of sea turtle nesting season on many Florida beaches

    May 2, 16 • 109 Views • EnvironmentComments Off on FWC announces May start of sea turtle nesting season on many Florida beaches

    Sea turtle nesting season begins in May on many Florida beaches, including the sandy beaches of northwest Florida. The season lasts through the end of October and is the critical time when people can help keep sea turtles and hatchlings safe. Loggerhead...

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    Changes to alligator hunt application process

    Apr 28, 16 • 60 Views • EnvironmentComments Off on Changes to alligator hunt application process

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will soon be accepting applications for a chance to participate in its annual recreational alligator hunting season, which always runs Aug. 15 – Nov. 1. But there are some changes to the...