Posts Tagged ‘MyFWC’

  • Atlantic snook to close in state and federal waters

    May 25, 17 • 39 Views • FWCComments Off on Atlantic snook to close in state and federal waters

    The recreational harvest of snook in Atlantic state and federal waters will close on June 1. Snook is also currently closed for harvest in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters, and will reopen for harvest in Atlantic and Gulf state and federal waters Sept....

  • Knowing how to catch a giant (tarpon) is half the battle

    May 15, 17 • 102 Views • FWCComments Off on Knowing how to catch a giant (tarpon) is half the battle

    “Gone Coastal” column By Justin Wallheiser Have you ever felt the power of a large tarpon as it surges into the air and displays jaw-dropping acrobatics? Even for seasoned tarpon anglers, that first jump sends a rush of adrenaline through their veins like...

  • FWC highlights Chipola River in new video

    May 11, 17 • 82 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC highlights Chipola River in new video

    “FLOW” celebrates the charm of the Chipola and the partnerships forged to protect it. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announces the release of its new video, “FLOW: the Chipola River Story.” “FLOW” features...

  • Gulf cobia workshops scheduled: FWC seeking public input

    May 9, 17 • 105 Views • FWCComments Off on Gulf cobia workshops scheduled: FWC seeking public input

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting five public workshops and an online webinar to gather public input on the Gulf cobia fishery. Staff have heard concerns about cobia in recent years, especially in the panhandle area of the...

  • King mackerel management changes effective May 11

    May 8, 17 • 141 Views • FWCComments Off on King mackerel management changes effective May 11

    Several commercial and recreational changes to king mackerel management in Florida state and federal waters will take effect May 11. These changes are consistent with federal regulation changes that are effective the same day. Approved changes include:...

  • Clean bird feeders to help protect cardinals and other birds

    May 8, 17 • 110 Views • FWCComments Off on Clean bird feeders to help protect cardinals and other birds

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has received reports of sick and dead cardinals in north Florida from concerned residents who have bird feeders. Artificial feeding stations, such as bird feeders, can draw large numbers of birds...

  • Share your marine fisheries comments on new saltwater commenting webpage

    May 8, 17 • 80 Views • FWCComments Off on Share your marine fisheries comments on new saltwater commenting webpage

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Division of Marine Fisheries Management wants to hear from you. In an effort to keep stakeholders informed and to gather public input on upcoming issues, a new webpage has been created:...

  • Snook to close in Gulf state and federal waters

    Apr 28, 17 • 188 Views • FWCComments Off on Snook to close in Gulf state and federal waters

    Snook will close to all harvest in Gulf state, federal and inland waters, including all of Monroe County and Everglades National Park, starting May 1. Seasonal harvest closures conserve Florida’s valuable snook populations and help sustain and improve the...

  • FWC relocating Florida scrub-jays to increase populations

    Apr 12, 17 • 409 Views • Below Slider Featured, FWCComments Off on FWC relocating Florida scrub-jays to increase populations

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and Florida Forest Service, is relocating Florida scrub-jays to increase this threatened species’ populations on public lands. The goal is to relocate...

  • FWC provides tips for living with alligators

    Apr 12, 17 • 162 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC provides tips for living with alligators

    The American alligator FWC photo by Tim Donovan The American alligator is a conservation success story. Florida has a healthy and stable alligator population, which is estimated at 1.3 million and consists of alligators of every size. They are an important...