Posts Tagged ‘FWC’

  • Tarpon, bonefish to become catch-and-release only; FWC considers tarpon gear modifications

    Jun 13, 13 • 805 Views • Featured News PAGE, GovernmentComments Off on Tarpon, bonefish to become catch-and-release only; FWC considers tarpon gear modifications

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), at its June 12 meeting in Lakeland, approved a proposal to make tarpon and bonefish catch-and-release-only fisheries and moved forward with a proposal to modify the types of gear used to target...

  • Fishing association honors 2 FWC employees

    Jun 12, 13 • 849 Views • GovernmentComments Off on Fishing association honors 2 FWC employees

    The Florida Guides Association on June 12 honored two employees of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) for their conservation efforts. Capt. Pat Kelly, Florida Guides Association president, presented FWC Officer Bryce Phillippi with...

  • FWC Permanently Waives License Requirement for Lionfish Harvest

    Jun 12, 13 • 548 Views • GovernmentComments Off on FWC Permanently Waives License Requirement for Lionfish Harvest

    June 12, 2013 Temporary changes making it easier for divers to help control the lionfish population will be put into Florida rule soon. At its June 12 meeting in Lakeland, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) adopted changes that will...

  • FWC to meet June 11-13 in Lakeland

    Jun 5, 13 • 663 Views • GovernmentComments Off on FWC to meet June 11-13 in Lakeland

    June 5, 2013 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet June 11-13 in Lakeland at the Hilton Garden Inn, 3839 Don Emerson Drive. The meeting is open to the public, and all interested individuals may speak within the guidelines...

  • More Than 100 Attend DEP and FWC Public Meetings for the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

    Jun 4, 13 • 777 Views • GovernmentComments Off on More Than 100 Attend DEP and FWC Public Meetings for the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

    MORE THAN 100 ATTEND DEP AND FWC PUBLIC MEETINGS FOR THE GULF COAST ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION COUNCIL ~Additional meeting to be held to accept comments on Council’s draft Plan ~ TALLAHASSEE – Monday, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and...

  • Anatomy of a Fish Kill

    Jun 3, 13 • 786 Views • GovernmentComments Off on Anatomy of a Fish Kill

    June “Fish Busters’ Bulletin” By John Cimbaro and Bob Wattendorf Anatomy of a fish kill Recently, north Florida anglers and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) fishery biologists were heartbroken to see the white bellies of numerous...

  • Apply for Quota Permits in June

    Jun 3, 13 • 798 Views • GovernmentComments Off on Apply for Quota Permits in June

    June “Outta’ the Woods” By Tony Young Apply for quota permits in June! Every hunter knows you have a better chance of catching a monster buck off-guard during the first part of hunting season. That’s why many of us enjoy hunting the archery and...

  • FWC Outta’ the Woods

    Sep 1, 10 • 780 Views • OpinionComments Off on FWC Outta’ the Woods

    Get Your Hunt On By Tony Young Even though you can hardly tell, summer is officially over. Kids have returned to school, and hunting season’s already been going on for a month now in South Florida. Finally, the time of year we’ve been waiting for is upon...

  • Pit Viper Bite Victim Charged with Wildlife Law Violations

    Aug 27, 10 • 634 Views • GovernmentComments Off on Pit Viper Bite Victim Charged with Wildlife Law Violations

    A Tampa man who authorities say violated numerous safety regulations for owning captive venomous snakes was bitten by his pet Gaboon viper. He ended up in the hospital and now faces multiple charges. On the afternoon of Aug. 24, Lt. Steve DeLacure of the...

  • Increase in boating fatalities concerns FWC

    Aug 19, 10 • 554 Views • GovernmentComments Off on Increase in boating fatalities concerns FWC

    Many Florida boaters know the importance of wearing a life jacket and abiding by the navigation rules. However, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) emphasizes the importance of making safe, smart decisions when out of the boat as well...