Posts Tagged ‘FWC’

  • Scientists Release the First Rescued, Rehabilitated Sea Turtles Back into the Gulf

    Aug 18, 10 • 586 Views • GovernmentComments Off on Scientists Release the First Rescued, Rehabilitated Sea Turtles Back into the Gulf

    NOAA administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco and Adm. Thad Allen joined state, federal, and partner biologists today as they released 23 Kemp’s ridley sea turtles back into the Gulf of Mexico near Cedar Key, Fla., after the turtles were successfully rescued and...

  • FWC shuts down illegal Internet operation

    Aug 16, 10 • 423 Views • GovernmentComments Off on FWC shuts down illegal Internet operation

    When the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Internet Crimes Unit received a citizen’s complaint that a Tampa man was operating an illegal wildlife business through eBay, it launched an undercover investigation that resulted in the...

  • FWC ends relocation of sea turtle eggs in Franklin, Gulf counties

    Aug 15, 10 • 1168 Views • GovernmentComments Off on FWC ends relocation of sea turtle eggs in Franklin, Gulf counties

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), working with partners from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries), announced Thursday that sea turtle nests on the eastern portion of...

  • Jarhead: The little bear that beat the odds

    Aug 15, 10 • 539 Views • GovernmentComments Off on Jarhead: The little bear that beat the odds

    It took 10 days for Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists to catch a black bear cub in Marion County that was days away from death. They were ultimately successful, but it took extraordinary efforts from both FWC employees and...

  • FWC Media Event: Christening of FWC Offshore Vessel Gulf Sentry

    Aug 15, 10 • 601 Views • Media AdvisoriesComments Off on FWC Media Event: Christening of FWC Offshore Vessel Gulf Sentry

    Who: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Chairman Rodney Barreto, Col. Jim Brown (FWC Division of Law Enforcement) and FWC law enforcement officers. What: The christening of the FWC’s 85-foot aluminum offshore vessel Gulf Sentry. The...

  • Apply for daily dove hunt permits beginning Aug. 24

    Aug 11, 10 • 535 Views • GovernmentComments Off on Apply for daily dove hunt permits beginning Aug. 24

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will accept applications to be included in a random drawing for daily dove hunt permits from 10 a.m. Aug. 24 through 11:59 p.m. Sept. ...

  • FWC rescuing oil-impacted sea turtles with help from Gulf fishermen

    Aug 6, 10 • 533 Views • GovernmentComments Off on FWC rescuing oil-impacted sea turtles with help from Gulf fishermen

    Although the effects of the oil spill are decreasing in Florida, the threat to wildlife remains. Biologists and commercial charter boat fishermen are teaming up to help oil-impacted sea turtles in the waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico. In a cooperative...

  • FWC encourages boaters to slow down in areas of oil cleanup efforts

    Aug 5, 10 • 590 Views • GovernmentComments Off on FWC encourages boaters to slow down in areas of oil cleanup efforts

    Because of the large number of oil-containment booms and cleanup equipment being deployed around the state in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Boating and Waterways Section is asking...

  • Join the FWC and Wildlife Foundation of Florida’s partnership in promoting year-round fishing season

    Aug 3, 10 • 418 Views • GovernmentComments Off on Join the FWC and Wildlife Foundation of Florida’s partnership in promoting year-round fishing season

    Florida has only one season…the fishing season.  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Wildlife Foundation of Florida are reaching out to the public and private sectors to help promote the all-important fact that Florida...

  • FWC: Rehabbed birds given new life in Tallahassee

    Jul 8, 10 • 662 Views • GovernmentComments Off on FWC: Rehabbed birds given new life in Tallahassee

    Three pied-billed grebes, which were rehabilitated and survived impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, were released on Lake Talquin near Tallahassee on Thursday. The birds were given quite a distinguished send off into the wild with Gov. Charlie Crist....