Category: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to Host 25th Annual Florida State Fish Art Contest

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, in partnership with Wildlife Forever, is excited to announce the 25th Anniversary Fish Art Contest is now open. Since 1997, the contest has grown into an internationally recognized youth conservation program, drawing thousands of entries each year from across the country. […]

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FWC Concludes Successful Season of the TrophyCatch Program, Eight Prized Bass Still Swimming

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s TrophyCatch program is ending another successful season. Any bass caught in Season 10, which runs from Oct. 1, 2021, to Sept. 30, 2022, must be submitted by Oct. 15 to qualify for prizes. […]

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Reach Milestone with Release of Genetically Pure Hatchery-Raised Shoal Bass

Freshwater fisheries researchers and managers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission successfully released 3,300 hatchery-raised shoal bass fingerlings into the Chipola River in May. […]

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Begins Innovative Nutrient Reduction Project on Lake Okeechobee

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is leading a new, innovative project to remove invasive aquatic plants and evaluate nutrients removed to improve water quality in Lake Okeechobee in south Florida. […]

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Florida Fish and Wildlife’s New Diamondback Terrapin Conservation Measures Now in Effect

At its December 2021 meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved regulation changes that will help further diamondback terrapin conservation by preventing them from being collected from the wild. […]

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Raises Awareness of Horseshoe Crab Peak Mating Season

It’s almost spring and that means it’s peak mating season for horseshoe crabs. Help biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission gather valuable information about these ancient creatures by reporting sightings on the online survey. […]

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Arrest Suspects Who Poached More Than 500 Pounds of Fish and Sharks

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced today the arrest and charge of 10 individuals from Atlanta, Georgia for the unlawful use of a monofilament entanglement net for the take of several species of fish and sharks at the Skyway Bridge North Rest Area. […]

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FWC Officers Discover 129 Undersized Wrung Spiny Lobster Tails, Charge Three With Conservation Felony

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers boarded s commercial fishing vessel in the Florida Keys and conducted a resource inspection. “During the inspection, officers discovered a five-gallon bucket containing 129 wrung Spiny Florida lobster tails, 127 of which were undersized,” said FWC officials. […]

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Approves New Regulations for Spot and Atlantic Croaker on Atlantic Coast

At its October meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved the creation of new regulations for spot and Atlantic croaker in state waters from the Florida-Georgia border through Miami-Dade County. […]

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