Posts Tagged ‘FWC’

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

    Sep 26, 17 • 207 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 • 163 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 • 522 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 • 146 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...

  • Outta’ the Woods: New generation of hunters is emerging

    Sep 20, 17 • 119 Views • FWCComments Off on Outta’ the Woods: New generation of hunters is emerging

    There’s a new kind of hunter afield these days creating a new trend. Young urbanites, many of them millennials, are taking up bowhunting. According to an article published by the Archery Trade Association, these young people are motivated by healthy...

  • Help hatchlings home by leaving them alone

    Aug 22, 17 • 165 Views • FWCComments Off on Help hatchlings home by leaving them alone

    Help hatchlings home by leaving them alone. That’s what beachgoers should remember if they encounter sea turtle hatchlings emerging from nests and clambering toward the water. From now through the end of October, sea turtle hatchlings are breaking out of...

  • Update: Gulf County bay scallop season opening remains postponed

    Aug 21, 17 • 159 Views • Environment, FWCComments Off on Update: Gulf County bay scallop season opening remains postponed

    The bay scallop season off Gulf County remains postponed due to a naturally occurring algae bloom in St. Joseph Bay. The season postponement will continue until scallop samples test safe for human consumption. Any updates in status of this fishery will be...

  • Additional goliath grouper workshop scheduled July 31 in Lake Worth

    Jul 5, 17 • 307 Views • FWCComments Off on Additional goliath grouper workshop scheduled July 31 in Lake Worth

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has scheduled an additional public workshop, to be held July 31 in Lake Worth, to gather public input on goliath grouper management, including the possibility of a limited harvest in Florida state...

  • FWC uncovers major alligator violations in long-term covert investigation

    May 24, 17 • 390 Views • Environment, FWCComments Off on FWC uncovers major alligator violations in long-term covert investigation

    On Wednesday, May 24, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers arrested nine suspects for violations of Florida’s laws pertaining to possession of American alligator, alligator egg harvesting, interstate transport of alligator eggs...

  • Stone crab season closes May 16

    May 10, 17 • 327 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...