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FWC wraps up 2-day meeting in South Florida

December 02, 2010 

Commissioners dealt with fishing and hunting opportunities for the public and significant conservation issues on land and in the water.  

FWC moves forward on Broward manatee rule

December 02, 2010 

The FWC directed staff Thursday to move forward with proposed changes to the state manatee protection rule for Broward County. 

FWC elects 2011 chairman, vice chairman

December 02, 2010 

FWC chairmen and vice chairmen traditionally serve one-year terms, beginning the first day of the calendar year.  

FWC honors its first elected chairperson, citizen hero

December 02, 2010 

The FWC recognized the honorable service of Julie K. Morris, who was the first formally elected FWC chairperson. They also commended a Florida resident for his heroic actions.  

FWC approves changes to blue crab rules

December 02, 2010 

The most significant of these rule changes provides that six annual 10-day regional blue crab trap harvest closures in Florida will now occur every other year. 

Commissioners receive Big Cypress update

December 01, 2010 

The FWC learned Wednesday that the general management plan for the Big Cypress National Preserve Addition lands is complete and has been made public.  

FWC to add youth turkey hunts, modify hog-dog hunts on public lands

December 01, 2010 

The proposed rules could affect hunting on many of the state's wildlife management areas (WMAs).  

FWC moves toward requiring hunters to report deer harvests next season

December 01, 2010 

The FWC directed its staff on Wednesday to advertise new rule proposals requiring all hunters to tag harvested white-tailed deer and report the harvest to the FWC.  

New dates proposed for many FWC-managed lands for 2011-12 hunting seasons

December 01, 2010 

The new rules could be approved for final adoption at the February 2011 Commission meeting.  

Youth conservation centers network to focus on creating the next generation that cares

December 01, 2010 

After more than a year of research and partnership development, the FWC voted to launch the next phase of the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network. 

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