Category: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Florida Panther Kittens Under Florida Fish and Wildlife Care For Neurological Disorder

A team of experts, led by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, are working together to care for a pair of endangered Florida panther kittens orphaned after their mom suffered from an unknown neurological disorder affecting panthers and bobcats.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: Reporting Invasive Species Extremely Important

snap a picture so biologists can verify the speciesFLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION – When a concerned citizen reported a nonnative Asian water monitor lizard in the area, the 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.