Posts Tagged ‘MyFWC’

  • Hogfish conservation measures and boundaries effective Aug. 24

    Aug 14, 17 • 90 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 • 114 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 • 95 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 • 115 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...

  • More than 5,000 lionfish removed so far in Lionfish Challenge 2017

    Jul 24, 17 • 95 Views • FWCComments Off on More than 5,000 lionfish removed so far in Lionfish Challenge 2017

    Interested in removing lionfish? There’s still plenty of time to compete in this year’s Lionfish Challenge, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) statewide removal incentive program. The program started on Lionfish Removal and...

  • FWC partners with Bienville Plantation to conduct bass tournament research

    Jul 21, 17 • 164 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC partners with Bienville Plantation to conduct bass tournament research

    Pro anglers and industry stakeholders fished at a simulated tournament to assist in research initiatives. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) partnered with the Bienville Plantation to host two simulated bass fishing tournaments to...

  • New FWC BearWise funding will focus on communities with ordinances

    Jul 20, 17 • 133 Views • FWCComments Off on New FWC BearWise funding will focus on communities with ordinances

    In an effort to help reduce human-bear conflicts, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is inviting local governments to apply for BearWise funding for their communities. The FWC will focus on providing funding to local governments with...

  • Spotted seatrout workshops scheduled late July/early August; FWC needs your input

    Jul 19, 17 • 138 Views • FWCComments Off on Spotted seatrout workshops scheduled late July/early August; FWC needs your input

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your input on spotted seatrout management. The FWC is hosting spotted seatrout public workshops throughout the state in late July and early August. Learn more about the current status of...

  • Gulf County scallop season opens July 25

    Jul 18, 17 • 142 Views • FWCComments Off on Gulf County scallop season opens July 25

    Starting July 25, all state waters from the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County to the Pasco-Hernando county line will be open for harvest of bay scallops. Gulf County waters, including St. Joseph Bay, is the last area to open this season, starting July 25, and...

  • FWC approves Gulf gray triggerfish limited fall season, conservation measures

    Jul 12, 17 • 123 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC approves Gulf gray triggerfish limited fall season, conservation measures

    At its July meeting in Orlando, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved several management changes for gray triggerfish caught in Gulf of Mexico state waters including a limited fall season and several conservation measures. “By...