Author: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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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Snook Season Slated to Reopen for Recreational Harvest Starting February 1

Snook is slated to reopen for recreational harvest on Feb. 1 in Florida’s Atlantic coastal and inland waters (from the Miami-Dade/Monroe county line north), including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. […]

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FWC: Learn How to Saltwater Fish Through Free FWC Virtual Saltwater Fishing Clinics

Want to learn how to saltwater fish in Florida? Join the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for a series of free Virtual Saltwater Fishing Clinics for beginner anglers age 16 and older to learn how to saltwater fish and help conserve our marine resources for the future. […]

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WATCH: FWC Releases Florida Panther ‘Logan’ After Rehabilitation from Injury Caused by Vehicle Crash

Naples Zoo began a collaborative effort with the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the FWC to assist with Florida panther rescue efforts five years ago. […]

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Eight ‘Must Know’ Hunting Details About Florida’s Wildlife Management Area System

If you have hunted a wildlife management area or are planning to, the following information can help you make the most of Florida’s public hunting areas, understand how these hunting opportunities are managed, and contribute to the process of developing hunting-related rules for WMAs. […]

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