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    FWC moving forward with statewide conservation effort

    Jun 23, 16 • 100 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 • 85 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 • 145 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...

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    Let the Lionfish Challenge begin; may the odds be ever in your favor

    Jun 10, 16 • 139 Views • BusinessComments Off on Let the Lionfish Challenge begin; may the odds be ever in your favor

    Interested in removing lionfish from Florida waters? Participate in the 2016 Lionfish Challenge or the Panhandle Pilot Program reward programs. You could be the next winner of a Neritic polespear like Richard “Tott” Thomas, a Zookeeper lionfish...

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    FWC monitoring Tropical Storm Colin’s impacts on sea turtle nests

    Jun 7, 16 • 208 Views • CapSoup, Homepg SliderComments Off on FWC monitoring Tropical Storm Colin’s impacts on sea turtle nests

    In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Colin, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is assessing damage to sea turtle nests along Florida’s coasts. High water from the storm flooded many nests from Northwest Florida through the Southwest...

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    Governor Rick Scott Announces Two License-Free Fishing Weekends in June

    Jun 2, 16 • 191 Views • Environment, Fishing & Wildlife, GovernmentComments Off on Governor Rick Scott Announces Two License-Free Fishing Weekends in June

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that June 4 and 5 will be a license-free saltwater fishing weekend, and June 11 and 12 will be a license-free freshwater fishing weekend for Florida residents and visitors. On these weekends, a...

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    Atlantic snook to close in state and federal waters

    May 23, 16 • 139 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 • 133 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 • 105 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 • 142 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...