During the July 17-18 Commission meeting in Stuart, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) honored Assistant Statewide Prosecutor Cynthia Honick with the agency’s Prosecutor of the Year Award.
The 2019 spiny lobster season opens with the two-day recreational mini-season July 24 and 25, followed by the regular commercial and recreational lobster season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31, 2020.
Lakes full of fish! Freshwater fishing is hot across the state! TrophyCatch Florida data shows anglers are having a great year. Our conservation work gives us a glimpse, too!
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), is unveiling its new 2019 manatee and sea turtle decals. These high-quality stickers, featuring beautiful original artwork, are a fun way for people to support the research, rescue and management efforts that conserve these species and spread the word about the challenges they face.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be working to keep waterways safe this weekend. During the national Operation Dry Water campaign officers will focus on removing impaired operators from the water and educating boaters about safety.
Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing fun, family outings are the objectives for the Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Palm Coast on July 13.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety internet-completion courses in four counties in July (list follows).
Planning to fish for sharks soon? New shark fishing requirements go into effect July 1, including a mandatory, no-cost, annual Shore-based Shark Fishing Permit and educational course for shore-based anglers and other requirements that apply to all shark fishing and fishing from the beach in general.
Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB 1552: Florida Red Tide Mitigation and Technology Development Initiative. The bill establishes the Florida Red Tide Mitigation and Technology Development Initiative as a partnership between the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and Mote Marine Laboratory to develop technologies and approaches to control and mitigate red tide and its impacts.
Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing fun, family outings are the objectives for the Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Cape Canaveral on June 22.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) issued an executive order on June 5, suspending the harvest and possession of shoal bass from the Chipola River and its tributaries effective immediately until the order is repealed. Anglers are still permitted to catch and immediately release shoal bass.
“Taking a hunter safety class is one of the best things someone can do to have a safe and enjoyable time hunting,” said Bill Cline, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) hunter safety and public shooting range section leader.
Fifty is a pretty exciting number for anything, and for Allison Stattner it represents a new highlight in her fishing career. This golden milestone marks the astounding number of fish she has added to her Saltwater Fish Life List.
Want to try your hand at Florida fishing? License-free saltwater fishing weekend is June 1 and 2, and license-free freshwater fishing weekend is June 8 and 9.
A total of 19,167 of the spiny invasive predators were removed from Gulf and Atlantic waters as part of the Emerald Coast Open, which coincided with the fifth annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival at AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar and HarborWalk Village in Destin May 18 and 19. That’s a lot of lionfish.
On Saturday, June 1, residents of Central Florida will be allowed to surrender their exotic pets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. without penalty or cost, whether they are being kept legally or illegally.
New rules will help proactively protect Florida from invasive species becoming established in the state. The rules, which were approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in February, go into effect May 2.
The FWC’s Quota Hunt Program is designed to provide quality hunting opportunities while meeting conservation objectives.
Florida is home to more than 44 native snake species, and only six are venomous. Venomous snakes are often confused with their non-venomous cousins. There are reasons to love our slithery friends – most Florida snakes are harmless and beneficial.
This April 10, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is encouraging communities, organizations and individuals to help conserve Florida’s only native tortoise.