Author: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

FWC’s TrophyCatch Program Ends Season 8, Anglers Caught and Released 97,500 Pounds of Bass

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) TrophyCatch program has ended another successful season. The TrophyCatch team was thrilled to recognize and award the anglers who submitted 22 Hall of Fame largemouth bass that were caught, documented and released back into Florida’s waters. […]

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Approved Draft Changes Management of Flounder Fishery

At its October Commission meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved draft changes to the management of Florida’s flounder fishery including several updates that were made since the first draft rule proposal presented in July. […]

FWC Approves New Hook Regulations to Improve Reef Fish Catch-and-Release Survival Rates

At its October meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved new hook requirements in Atlantic state waters that are intended to improve reef fish catch-and-release survival rates and continue to encourage the use of best fishing practices that help reef fish survive when caught and released. […]

FWC: With Summer Coming to an End, Be ‘Bear Wise’ this Fall, Secure Garbage and Other Foods

Summer is coming to an end and bear activity is starting to increase. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reminds you to help protect both people and bears by securing garbage and other items that might attract these animals to your yard or neighborhood. […]

Florida’s First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces Theme for Hispanic Heritage Month as FWC Celebrates Officers

First Lady Casey DeSantis announced this year’s theme for Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs through October 15, as “Celebrating Untold Stories and Contributions of Hispanic Americans in Florida.” […]