Author: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Florida Fish and Wildlife Begins Innovative Nutrient Reduction Project on Lake Okeechobee

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is leading a new, innovative project to remove invasive aquatic plants and evaluate nutrients removed to improve water quality in Lake Okeechobee in south Florida. […]

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Florida Fish and Wildlife’s New Diamondback Terrapin Conservation Measures Now in Effect

At its December 2021 meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved regulation changes that will help further diamondback terrapin conservation by preventing them from being collected from the wild. […]

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Florida Fish and Wildlife to Host Free Youth Freshwater Fishing Derby on April 2

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) invites you to attend a free youth freshwater fishing derby at the Tenoroc Public Use Area, 3829 Tenoroc Mine Road, Lakeland, FL 33805 on Saturday, April 2, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Preregistration is now open and is required to attend the derby. […]

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Raises Awareness of Horseshoe Crab Peak Mating Season

It’s almost spring and that means it’s peak mating season for horseshoe crabs. Help biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission gather valuable information about these ancient creatures by reporting sightings on the online survey. […]

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Arrest Suspects Who Poached More Than 500 Pounds of Fish and Sharks

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced today the arrest and charge of 10 individuals from Atlanta, Georgia for the unlawful use of a monofilament entanglement net for the take of several species of fish and sharks at the Skyway Bridge North Rest Area. […]

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Continues To Make Conservation a Priority Through Protection of Natural Resources

Florida remains one of the country’s top destinations for world-class fishing, hunting, and recreation thanks to Governor Ron DeSantis’ focus on preserving and protecting our natural resources. […]

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WATCH: Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Provides a Manatee Mortality Event Update

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continue to investigate a high level of manatee mortalities and respond to manatee rescues along the Atlantic coast of Florida. […]

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FWC: Recreational Harvest of Greater Amberjack to Close Nov. 1, Will Reopen May 1, 2022

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters closes Nov. 1 and will remain closed through April 30, 2022. […]

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2021 Spiny Lobster Season Now Open With Two-Day Recreational Mini-Season, July 28-29

The 2021 spiny lobster season opens with the two-day recreational mini-season July 28 and 29, followed by the regular commercial and recreational lobster season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31, 2022. […]

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Atlantic Red Snapper Season to Run Through July 11, Anglers Can Assist FWC Gather Data

Researchers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are looking for anglers’ help to capture information about the Atlantic red snapper fishery. […]

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FWC Helps Tag Nearly 150 Tegus, Green Iguanas With a Month Left in 90-Day Grace Period

New rules require owners of pet tegus and green iguanas to apply for a no-cost permit and mark their pets with a Passive Integrated Transponder tag, also known as a microchip. […]

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