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Blue crab trap area closure set to end

January 14, 2010 

The harvest of blue crabs from traps in all waters of Franklin County west to the Florida-Alabama border will reopen on Jan. 15.  

Grouper fishing to close in Atlantic and Monroe County state waters

January 14, 2010 

The recreational and commercial harvest of shallow-water groupers (including gag, black grouper, red grouper, scamp, red hind, rock hind, coney, graysby, yellowfin grouper, yellowmouth grouper, and tiger grouper) will close from Jan. 19 through April 30 in all Atlantic Ocean and Monroe County state waters (inside 3 nautical miles from shore).  

Mobility-impaired hunt permits available for Econfina Creek WMA

January 14, 2010 

Mobility-impaired hunters who missed the drawing for the Econfina Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) mobility-impaired hunts may still have a chance to hunt the area.  

Manatees concentrated in Lee and Collier counties, area boaters cautioned

January 14, 2010 

Recent cold fronts have very high numbers of manatees concentrated in warm-water refuges in the Orange River and in other portions of Lee and Collier counties. 

FWC to score antlers in Lake City

January 13, 2010 

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers will score deer antlers Jan. 30 in Lake City at the Deep Creek Community Center and FWC Family Fun Day.  

FWC to score antlers in Madison

January 13, 2010 

Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will score deer antlers Jan. 30 in Madison.  

Weakfish management workshop scheduled

January 13, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has scheduled a public workshop to receive comments on coming management changes for weakfish. There will be a discussion about results of the recent weakfish stock assessment by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) and proposed changes to Florida's weakfish management area.  

Sea turtle rescues continue in Florida waters

January 13, 2010 

The FWC has been working with staff from county, state and federal agencies as well as numerous volunteers on a mass rescue effort for sea turtles throughout the state. 

Artificial reef summit scheduled in Cocoa Beach

January 12, 2010 

The 2010 Florida Artificial Reef Summit will be held Jan. 21-23 next in Cocoa Beach. Florida Sea Grant, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Service are co-organizing this important event, which occurs every three to five years and is intended to bring together stakeholders involved with artificial reef development, management and monitoring in Florida.  

Land managers workshop scheduled in Fort Meade

January 11, 2010 

The workshop, which starts with registration at 8:15 a.m., focuses on prescribed fires; management of forests, ponds, wildlife habitat, wild turkey populations and invasive species; and Natural Resources Conservation Service Farm Bill programs. 

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