Posts Tagged ‘FWC’

  • FWC approves historic plan to conserve imperiled species

    Nov 17, 16 • 635 Views • FWC, Homepage SliderComments Off on FWC approves historic plan to conserve imperiled species

    23 species are the first group among 60 species receiving draft species action plans this year. Included in the first group is a plan for wading birds that are among Florida’s most iconic species: little blue heron, reddish egret, roseate spoonbill, snowy...

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

    Sep 30, 16 • 377 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 • 310 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 • 358 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 • 349 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 • 381 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 • 386 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 • 353 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 • 386 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 • 426 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...