Category: FWC

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 Asks for Input on Future Management of Goliath Groupers, Will Hold Online Workshops on Jan. 11 and 13

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants your input on a final rule proposal that, if approved at the March 2022 Commission meeting, would allow a limited, highly regulated harvest of goliath grouper in Florida state waters. […]

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Announces St. Johns River Blue Crab Trap Closure Starts Jan. 16

Recreational and commercial blue crab traps in all waters of the St. Johns River system must be removed from the water before Jan. 16, the first day of a 10-day trap closure. […]

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Continues To Make Conservation a Priority Through Protection of Natural Resources

Florida remains one of the country’s top destinations for world-class fishing, hunting, and recreation thanks to Governor Ron DeSantis’ focus on preserving and protecting our natural resources. […]

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WATCH: Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Provides a Manatee Mortality Event Update

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continue to investigate a high level of manatee mortalities and respond to manatee rescues along the Atlantic coast of Florida. […]

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Spotted Seatrout Central East Management Region Season Reopens Jan. 1

Spotted seatrout will reopen to recreational harvest Jan. 1 in the spotted seatrout Central East Management Region, which includes all state and federal waters from Palm Beach through Volusia counties. […]

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Recreational Harvest Season for Snook Closes Dec. 15 in Atlantic State and Federal Waters

The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 15 in Atlantic state and federal waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, and will remain closed through Jan. 31, 2022, reopening to harvest Feb. 1, 2022. Anglers may continue to catch and release snook during the closed season. […]

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Recreational Harvest Season For Snook Closes on Dec. 1 in Gulf State and Federal Waters

The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 1 in Gulf state and federal waters, including Monroe County and Everglades National Park, and will remain closed through Feb. 28, 2022, reopening to harvest March 1, 2022. […]

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FWC: Recreational Harvest of Greater Amberjack to Close Nov. 1, Will Reopen May 1, 2022

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters closes Nov. 1 and will remain closed through April 30, 2022. […]

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FWC: Recreational Red Snapper Quota in Gulf State and Federal Waters Was Met, No Fall Season

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announces Florida’s recreational red snapper quota in Gulf state and federal waters was met during the June 4 through July 28 open season. […]

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation to Host Hunter Safety Course at American Police Hall of Fame Sept. 18

Complete your Hunter Safety requirements when a class will be held in person at the American Police Hall of Fame on September 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The American Police Hall of Fame is located at 6350 Horizon Drive in Titusville. […]

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Release ‘Gone Fishin’ Interactive Game for Children

Just in time for the new school year, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has partnered with Pubbly, a digital education company, to launch five internet Fishinactive games that engage and educate students of all ages on marine fisheries conservation. Jump in today at FloridaFishing.Pubbly.com. […]

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VIDEO: FWC Celebrates Another Successful Florida Python Challenge, 223 Invasive Burmese Pythons Removed

The 2021 Florida Python Challenge yielded unprecedented results this year with participants removing 223 invasive Burmese pythons from South Florida. More than 600 people participated in the 10-day competition, designed to increase awareness about invasive species and the threats they pose to Florida’s ecology. […]

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VIDEO: Regular Commercial and Recreational Lobster Season Begins August 6

The 2021 spiny lobster has begun with the two-day recreational mini-season that started on Wednesday and ends on Thursday. The regular commercial and recreational lobster season starts on August 6 and runs through March 31, 2022. […]

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2021 Spiny Lobster Season Now Open With Two-Day Recreational Mini-Season, July 28-29

The 2021 spiny lobster season opens with the two-day recreational mini-season July 28 and 29, followed by the regular commercial and recreational lobster season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31, 2022. […]

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