Posts Tagged ‘FWC’

  • FWC seeks public input on anchoring and mooring rules, pilot program

    Sep 30, 16 • 308 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC seeks public input on anchoring and mooring rules, pilot program

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking feedback from cruising boaters, local boaters and other residents in evaluating the state’s Anchoring and Mooring Pilot Program and related ordinances. The FWC has posted a brief online...

  • FWC Land Manager Receives Award from Cabinet

    Sep 22, 16 • 237 Views • Awards & Recognition, FWCComments Off on FWC Land Manager Receives Award from Cabinet

    Tina Hannon, a biologist at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area, received the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Resource Manager of the Year award at the Governor and...

  • Limited harvest for snook starts Sept. 1 

    Aug 29, 16 • 291 Views • Environment, FWCComments Off on Limited harvest for snook starts Sept. 1 

    The recreational harvest season for snook starts Sept. 1 statewide. Unique to the region, snook are one of the many reasons Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages anglers to continue...

  • 2016 Gulf recreational red snapper state weekend season reopens Sept. 2

    Aug 29, 16 • 286 Views • BusinessComments Off on 2016 Gulf recreational red snapper state weekend season reopens Sept. 2

    The 2016 recreational red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) will reopen Sept. 2 and remain open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September and October, and on Labor Day. The reopening of red snapper state season for...

  • High school fishing grants now available for student saltwater anglers in Florida

    Aug 26, 16 • 325 Views • EnvironmentComments Off on High school fishing grants now available for student saltwater anglers in Florida

    High school saltwater fishing teams are encouraged to apply for grants before the application deadline of Sept. 15, 2016 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), along with its partners the Fishing League Worldwide Foundation and The Bass...

  • ‘Hands off!’ is best policy for sea turtle hatchlings

    Aug 25, 16 • 321 Views • BusinessComments Off on ‘Hands off!’ is best policy for sea turtle hatchlings

    Sea turtle hatchlings are digging out of their nests and clambering toward the ocean in September and October, the last months of Florida’s sea turtle nesting season. Just remember, “Hands off!” is the best policy for beachgoers encountering sea turtle...

  • FWC concludes 14 CWA public workshops

    Aug 15, 16 • 298 Views • EnvironmentComments Off on FWC concludes 14 CWA public workshops

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) completed 14 workshops held throughout the state to discuss proposals to establish new or improve existing Critical Wildlife Areas. More than 400 people attended the workshops, which were held as...

  • Lionfish Challenge encourages removal of nearly 10,000 lionfish so far

    Aug 12, 16 • 317 Views • BusinessComments Off on Lionfish Challenge encourages removal of nearly 10,000 lionfish so far

    A total of 9,216 lionfish have been removed from Florida waters so far thanks to participants in the Lionfish Challenge and Panhandle Pilot Program. Since the May 14 kickoff, 68 divers have entered the statewide Lionfish Challenge, which rewards divers for...

  • The little lake that could

    Aug 1, 16 • 348 Views • BusinessComments Off on The little lake that could

    Lake Trafford in Collier County recently received national recognition for its resurging bass fishery, made possible by ongoing restoration projects. Highlighted in the July/August issue of Bassmaster magazine, 1,500-acre Lake Trafford has overcome a history...

  • New at-risk vessel law helps FWC, officials manage Florida waterways

    Jul 29, 16 • 338 Views • BusinessComments Off on New at-risk vessel law helps FWC, officials manage Florida waterways

    A new Florida law, approved by the Legislature and Governor during the 2016 Session, will enable county and local authorities along with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to more effectively manage the state’s waterways. The new...