For the next 9 days, you have chances to win prizes and explore Florida’s beautiful Wildlife Management Areas while playing a fun, interactive game straight from your phone or tablet. […]
A record-setting 16-foot sawfish that ranks as the longest ever measured by researchers was found dead in the Florida Keys, said the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. […]
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In wild Florida, pines tower above swaths of palmettos. Cypress’s knees rise out of rich, dark waters. Windswept coasts give way to rivers and lakes brimming with life. […]
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The spiny lobster recreational and commercial seasons close to harvest in state and federal waters starting April 1 and will reopen Aug. 6. […]
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When strong winds pushed two juvenile swimmers more than a mile off the Brevard coast, beach authorities contacted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, U.S. Coast Guard, Brevard County Sheriff and Brevard County Fire Rescue. […]
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking for the public’s help in stopping the spread of the invasive zebra mussel. […]
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Snook is slated to reopen for recreational harvest on Feb. 1 in Florida’s Atlantic coastal and inland waters (from the Miami-Dade/Monroe county line north), including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. […]
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Recreational harvest of spotted seatrout closes Feb. 1 in the Western Panhandle management zone (Escambia County through the portions of Gulf County west of 85 degrees, 13.76 minutes west longitude but NOT including Indian Pass or Indian Lagoon). […]
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Want to learn how to saltwater fish in Florida? Join the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for a series of free Virtual Saltwater Fishing Clinics for beginner anglers age 16 and older to learn how to saltwater fish and help conserve our marine resources for the future. […]
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Naples Zoo began a collaborative effort with the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the FWC to assist with Florida panther rescue efforts five years ago. […]
If you have hunted a wildlife management area or are planning to, the following information can help you make the most of Florida’s public hunting areas, understand how these hunting opportunities are managed, and contribute to the process of developing hunting-related rules for WMAs. […]
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Starting Jan. 1, 2021, anglers using hook-and-line with natural bait to target reef fish like snapper or grouper from a vessel in Atlantic state waters will be required to use non-stainless steel, non-offset circle hooks north of 28 degrees north latitude (near Melbourne) and non-stainless steel hooks south of 28 degrees north latitude. […]
Last month, boulder brain corals (Colpophyllia natans) that spawned from rescued corals at The Florida Aquarium Center for Conservation were outplanted in Miami by Southeast Florida Coral Reef Restoration Hub and FWC divers. […]