Category: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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.

FWC’s Kyle Patterson Receives Prestigious Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Award for Marine Conservation

Ft. Pierce resident Kyle Patterson, a law enforcement officer and investigator with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), has received the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Award for Marine Conservation.

FWC: Recent Boating Accident Statistics Provide Opportunity for Safety Reminders For Memorial Day Holiday

The release of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 2017 Boating Accident Statistical Report reminds boaters to focus on simple, effective steps that make boating safer – especially during busy time periods like the upcoming Memorial Day Holiday.