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.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has increased patrols in strategic areas of the state, including Brevard County, to enhance manatee conservation and public safety.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The FWC Boat Ramp Finder provides descriptive information, maps and photographs for hundreds of public boat ramps throughout Florida.
The following report highlights some cases the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission handled in Brevard County over the past week but does not include all actions taken by the Division of Law Enforcement.
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!
Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center admitted 13 green sea turtles between Friday and Sunday. The cause of this influx is unknown.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officer Stelzer was on land patrol of the St. Johns River when he saw a spotlight shining on private property that runs along the river.
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.
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.
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.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is providing an enhanced, interactive map updated daily of water samples to inform the public on the status of naturally-occurring red tide throughout the state.
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.
Researchers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute are asking for help from anglers, spearfishers, and charter captains to capture information about the Atlantic red snapper fishery.
Steve Bargeron was fishing from a dock in Fort Pierce as he watched a fellow fisherman pull a huge shrimp-like creature out of the water.
Florida bowhunters will have an opportunity to attend a National Bowhunter Education Foundation certified bowhunter education course in Alachua County in August.
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.