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Welcoming Winter Visitors

January 22, 2010 

Winter is a great time in Florida. Each time I look out my window, I see robins bobbing on the lawn, or a bird feeder, alive with brightly colored songbirds.  

Martin County boater charged in 2009 accident

January 21, 2010 

The Martin County State Attorney's Office charged Roger M. Nicosia, 56, of Stuart, with violating navigational rules, a second-degree misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum of 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. 

Exceptional weather conditions lead to record high manatee count

January 20, 2010 

After nearly two weeks of record cold weather in Florida, biologists counted an all-time-high number of manatees during the annual synoptic survey the week of Jan. 11.  

FWC report: Boating's economic engine may shift gears

January 20, 2010 

A recently released report commissioned by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), titled "Florida Boating Access Facilities Inventory and Economic Study," revealed the importance of boating to Florida's economy.  

Cold snap clouds contain a silver lining

January 19, 2010 

Even though the recent cold snap brought many cold-stunned sea turtles into shallow waters and onto shorelines across the state, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and its many partners saved the majority of the animals from certain death.  

FWC names new general counsel

January 19, 2010 

Harold G. "Bud" Vielhauer will become general counsel on Jan. 25.  

Catch-and-release fishing still allowed for snook, bonefish and tarpon

January 17, 2010 

While the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) issued an executive order on Jan. 15 that temporarily extends closed harvest seasons for snook statewide and establishes temporary statewide closed harvest seasons for bonefish and tarpon, the FWC advises anglers that catch-and-release fishing for these important game fish species is still allowed. 

FWC responds to widespread cold-weather saltwater fish kills

January 15, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has issued executive orders to protect Florida's snook, bonefish and tarpon fisheries from further harm caused by the recent prolonged cold weather in the state, which has caused widespread saltwater fish kills. 

Manatees move to find food, area boaters cautioned

January 15, 2010 

Recent cold fronts have very high numbers of manatees concentrated in warm-water refuges near power plants in Palm Beach and Broward counties.  

Report, but do not touch, dead or distressed sea turtles

January 15, 2010 

Cold-stunned turtles may appear to be dead, but often they are still alive.  

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