Category: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

FWC Uncovers Major Fish and Wildlife Violations in Long-Term Undercover Investigation

A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigation led to the arrests on Friday, Aug. 9, of three suspects in Levy and Pinellas counties for violating state laws pertaining to illegally harvesting and selling various fish and wildlife.

Florida Fish and Wildlife to Host Spotted Seatrout Public Workshop at Government Center in Viera Aug. 7

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission needs your input on spotted seatrout management and will host an in-person public workshop on Aug. 7 in Viera at the Brevard County Government Center Florida Room, located at 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Approves Changes to Shortfin Mako Regulations

At its July meeting in Stuart, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved changes to how shortfin mako are managed in state waters. Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the minimum size limit for recreational harvest will increase from 54 to 83 inches fork length.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Seeks Anglers’ Help Gathering Red Snapper Data Along Florida’s East Coast

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

Scientists Return From Dry Tortugas Coral Rescue Mission, Continue Restoration Efforts

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), National Park Service, The Nature Conservancy, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration led a mission to the Dry Tortugas June 30 – July 4 to continue coral conservation efforts.

Brevard Zoo’s Two-Year-Old Rescued Female Bear Now Out and About for Visitors to See

When the Brevard Zoo announced they were building a home for rescued bears last fall, the excitement in the community was palpable. More than a year of planning and construction has finally paid off, and they are happy to say that their first bear is now ready to “meet” you!

Several Florida Imperiled Species No Longer Warrant Listing, Including Suwannee Alligator Snapping Turtle

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) completed the final step in reevaluating five Species of Special Concern, one of six key objectives outlined in Florida’s Imperiled Species Management Plan.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Shore-Based Shark Fishing Update

At its December meeting in St. Augustine, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved draft changes to shark fishing regulations, including management changes for the shore-based shark fishery.

WATCH: WILD TURKEY! Fresh From Florida Chefs Have Different Twist On a Thanksgiving Favorite

Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for all who cherish its traditions involving friends, family and food. Some love preparing dishes from recipes that have been passed down through the generations.

FWC Expands Access to Boating Safety Exam by Allowing Online Providers to Offer Courses

Access to Florida’s Boater Education Temporary Certificate Program has been expanded, thanks to work done by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to make allowances for online course providers to offer the required courses over the internet.

FWC Reminds Scallopers to Stay Safe, Recognize and Use Divers-Down Flags and Buoys

With the opening of scallop seasons fast approaching, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants to remind everyone engaged in this fun outdoor activity to use a divers-down warning device whenever they are snorkeling or scuba diving while searching for these tasty treats.