Posts Tagged ‘FWC’

  • Stone crab season closes May 16

    May 10, 17 • 66 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 five-month closure occurs each year during the peak spawning season to help...

  • FWC to meet April 19-20 near Tallahassee

    Apr 11, 17 • 143 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC to meet April 19-20 near Tallahassee

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet April 19-20 at the Florida Public Safety Institute, 85 Academy Drive, Havana, FL 32333. The Institute is west of the city of Midway on U.S. 90. Both sessions are open to the public. The...

  • FWC documents panther kittens north of Caloosahatchee River

    Mar 27, 17 • 160 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC documents panther kittens north of Caloosahatchee River

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has verified the presence of at least two panther kittens north of the Caloosahatchee River in southwest Florida. These kittens are presumed to be the offspring of the first wild female panther...

  • Spiny lobster season closes April 1

    Mar 23, 17 • 166 Views • FWCComments Off on Spiny lobster season closes April 1

    The spiny lobster recreational and commercial season closes to harvest in state and federal waters starting April 1, and will reopen Aug. 6. The two-day recreational sport season is the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday of July, which is July 26 and 27...

  • Keep a lookout for manatees in motion this spring

    Mar 22, 17 • 163 Views • FWCComments Off on Keep a lookout for manatees in motion this spring

    In balmy spring weather, both manatees and boaters are cruising through Florida’s waterways. For manatees, it is a seasonal ritual when they abandon winter retreats and head north along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and through inland waters. For boaters, it...

  • Explore Florida’s Wildlife Management Areas with FWC’s Geocaching Challenge!

    Mar 13, 17 • 189 Views • FWCComments Off on Explore Florida’s Wildlife Management Areas with FWC’s Geocaching Challenge!

    Grab your smartphone or GPS unit and go looking for geocaches scattered over Florida’s Wildlife Management Areas. It’s your chance to join a modern-day treasure hunt while soaking in the beauty of the wildlife and scenery on lead WMAs managed by the...

  • Florida’s spring turkey season provides one of the most special opportunities in country

    Mar 2, 17 • 208 Views • FWCComments Off on Florida’s spring turkey season provides one of the most special opportunities in country

    March 4 marks the opening of Florida’s spring turkey season on private lands south of State Road 70, one of the first opportunities in the country for hunters to pursue this impressive game bird. Florida turkey hunting is unique for another reason. It’s...

  • People can help nesting sea turtles!

    Mar 1, 17 • 169 Views • Environment, FWC, Homepg SliderComments Off on People can help nesting sea turtles!

    Green Turtle Nesting Photo courtesy of FWC March is the beginning of Florida’s sea turtle nesting season, when female sea turtles leave the ocean to dig nests and lay golf ball-size eggs in the sand. People can help sea turtles that nest on Florida’s...

  • FWC continues seagrass research and conservation with new status report

    Feb 27, 17 • 208 Views • Environment, FWC, Homepg SliderComments Off on FWC continues seagrass research and conservation with new status report

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) continues its conservation of valuable seagrass beds in Florida’s coastal waters with a second edition of its statewide report. Scientists and collaborators from agencies across Florida, including...

  • Help with panther research by reporting sightings to the FWC

    Feb 2, 17 • 275 Views • FWCComments Off on Help with panther research by reporting sightings to the FWC

    With cooler temperatures throughout the Sunshine State, more people are likely to head to the woods to enjoy hiking, wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting and other outdoor activities. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking the...