Posts Tagged ‘FWC’

  • Help hatchlings home by leaving them alone

    Aug 22, 17 • 230 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 • 231 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 • 377 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 • 456 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 • 388 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 • 419 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 • 470 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 • 449 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 • 481 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 • 457 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...