Posts Tagged ‘FWC’

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    New at-risk vessel law helps FWC, officials manage Florida waterways

    Jul 29, 16 • 45 Views • BusinessComments Off on New at-risk vessel law helps FWC, officials manage Florida waterways

    A new Florida law, approved by the Legislature and Governor during the 2016 Session, will enable county and local authorities along with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to more effectively manage the state’s waterways. The new...

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    FWC requests public input on venomous reptile rules

    Jul 18, 16 • 106 Views • EnvironmentComments Off on FWC requests public input on venomous reptile rules

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants to know the attitude of the public regarding the possession and management of venomous reptiles by zoos, as well as individual residents in their homes. FWC Captive Wildlife staff was directed...

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    FWC invites communities to submit proposals for $825,000 in bear-conflict reduction funding

    Jul 11, 16 • 171 Views • Environment, Fishing & WildlifeComments Off on FWC invites communities to submit proposals for $825,000 in bear-conflict reduction funding

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) invites counties and other local governments to submit proposals so the agency can effectively distribute state funding for reducing bear conflicts in Florida communities. The $825,000 in funding...

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    2016 Gulf recreational red snapper state season closes July 11

    Jul 5, 16 • 152 Views • EnvironmentComments Off on 2016 Gulf recreational red snapper state season closes July 11

    The 2016 recreational red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico state waters closes July 11, with the last day of harvest being July 10. The season will reopen Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September and October, and on Labor Day. This season will help...

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    New fishing regulations go into effect to improve bass fisheries statewide

    Jul 1, 16 • 157 Views • Environment, Fishing & WildlifeComments Off on New fishing regulations go into effect to improve bass fisheries statewide

    New regulations simplify rules to more effectively manage the quality of black bass fisheries New black bass fishing regulations are in effect throughout Florida, beginning July 1. This regulation change will streamline existing rules, allow anglers to keep...

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    Get teens fishing — we’ll cover the cost

    Jun 30, 16 • 135 Views • Environment, Fishing & WildlifeComments Off on Get teens fishing — we’ll cover the cost

    Participation in rough-and-tumble sports is a great way to get high schoolers exercising. But there are many students who want a different type of adrenaline rush than getting tackled on the football field or tossed in the air while cheering for their team....

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    Awesome decals do great things for manatees, sea turtles

    Jun 30, 16 • 128 Views • BusinessComments Off on Awesome decals do great things for manatees, sea turtles

    What looks awesome and does great things for manatees and sea turtles? The latest editions of colorful waterproof manatee and sea turtle decals from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) that are available July 1. With each donation of...

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    FWC moving forward with statewide conservation effort

    Jun 23, 16 • 188 Views • Environment, Fishing & WildlifeComments Off on FWC moving forward with statewide conservation effort

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is moving forward with a significant effort to conserve Florida’s most vulnerable wildlife throughout the state. At its June meeting, the Commission recommended staff move forward with efforts to...

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    FWC votes to Postpone Bear Hunting in 2016

    Jun 23, 16 • 171 Views • BusinessComments Off on FWC votes to Postpone Bear Hunting in 2016

    EASTPOINT, Fla. – Today, the seven-member Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) voted to postpone bear hunting in Florida in 2016. Although the framework for bear hunting in Florida remains in place, there will be a zero hunt objective...

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    New state record shoal bass caught in Florida

    Jun 13, 16 • 190 Views • Environment, Fishing & WildlifeComments Off on New state record shoal bass caught in Florida

    Jimmy Ray Tice from Cottondale caught a 5.2-pound shoal bass on the Apalachicola River in Gadsden County at 6:45 a.m. on May 27, 2016. He beat the previous certified state record by more than 5 ounces. Tice’s shoal bass is the fourth certified state record...