Posts Tagged ‘MyFWC’

  • Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day by pledging to create a new conservationist

    Sep 19, 17 • 312 Views • FWCComments Off on Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day by pledging to create a new conservationist

    For many residents of Florida, time spent hunting and fishing are treasured moments. Hunting and fishing bring friends and family together and provide one of the most immersive outdoor experiences you can have. To encourage people to share their love of the...

  • FWC releases new videos to help Florida residents avoid conflicts with bears

    Aug 31, 17 • 163 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC releases new videos to help Florida residents avoid conflicts with bears

    As part of ongoing efforts to reduce conflicts with bears, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is releasing two new videos in the “Living with Florida Black Bears” series. These videos are designed to help educate the public about...

  • Who will be the next Lionfish Challenge winners? Find out Sept. 9

    Aug 31, 17 • 199 Views • FWCComments Off on Who will be the next Lionfish Challenge winners? Find out Sept. 9

    There’s still time to remove lionfish and win prizes by participating in the 2017 Lionfish Challenge. The statewide lionfish removal incentive program will come to a close Sept. 4. The winners, also known as the Lionfish King/Queen (recreational category)...

  • Snook season starts Sept. 1

    Aug 29, 17 • 154 Views • FWCComments Off on Snook season 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 use...

  • FWC Officers Assisting with Disaster Response Efforts in Texas

    Aug 28, 17 • 218 Views • FWC, Impact, WeatherComments Off on FWC Officers Assisting with Disaster Response Efforts in Texas

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers today are actively assisting with disaster response efforts in the Houston area. Governor Scott directed the deployment of FWC officers and resources in response to Texas’ request for...

  • Spotted seatrout workshop can now be attended online/on-demand

    Aug 24, 17 • 185 Views • FWCComments Off on Spotted seatrout workshop can now be attended online/on-demand

    Missed the recent in-person spotted seatrout workshops? Attend online by participating in an on-demand virtual workshop. Learn more about the current stock assessment of this species and tell the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) how...

  • Hogfish conservation measures and boundaries effective Aug. 24

    Aug 14, 17 • 169 Views • FWCComments Off on Hogfish conservation measures and boundaries effective Aug. 24

    A new management boundary and several conservation measures for hogfish will go into effect in state and federal waters starting Aug. 24. State changes were approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at its November 2016...

  • Spiny lobster regular recreational and commercial season starts Aug. 6

    Aug 3, 17 • 189 Views • FWCComments Off on Spiny lobster regular recreational and commercial season starts Aug. 6

    The two-day sport season last week successfully wrapped up, and lobster lovers everywhere are now getting ready for the regular recreational and commercial season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31, 2018. This economically important season...

  • Spotted seatrout: Input needed, 2 more workshops added

    Aug 1, 17 • 158 Views • FWCComments Off on Spotted seatrout: Input needed, 2 more workshops added

    Do you fish for spotted seatrout? The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has been hearing concerns from anglers about the spotted seatrout population and wants to know what you are seeing. At these workshops, FWC staff will discuss...

  • Stick on a decal to show support for Florida’s manatees, sea turtles

    Jul 25, 17 • 201 Views • FWCComments Off on Stick on a decal to show support for Florida’s manatees, sea turtles

    There are more manatees and sea turtles in Florida than in any other state. More than 6,000 manatees swim in its coastal waters, rivers and freshwater springs, and thousands of sea turtles nest and hatch on its Atlantic and Gulf coast beaches. It’s easy to...