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FWC issues order to help blue crab industry

June 29, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has issued an executive order to waive four previously scheduled 10-day blue crab trap harvest closures in July and August this year.  

FWC encourages boaters to slow down in areas of oil cleanup efforts

June 29, 2010 

A large number of oil-containment booms and cleanup equipment is being deployed around the state in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  

FWC to Middleburg residents: Be 'bear aware'

June 29, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has received several reports about a black bear in Middleburg.  

FWC seeks input on possible changes to permit, pompano and African pompano regulations

June 29, 2010 

FWC wants to hear what people think about possible rule changes for permit, pompano and African pompano.  

Boaters need to be extra cautious on July 4th weekend

June 29, 2010 

One of the main duties of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers is the enforcement of boating safety regulations.  

Lieutenant paddles 2 miles, rescues missing canoeists

June 28, 2010 

FWC Lt. Steve Sheridan was off-duty when he heard dispatch advise of the situation.  

Hurricane Lake bass regulation changes July 1

June 24, 2010 

Effective July 1, the largemouth bass harvest regulation on Hurricane Lake in Okaloosa County will change from the current 18-inch minimum size limit to a 12-inch minimum size limit.  

FWC wraps up 2-day meeting in Lake Mary

June 24, 2010 

Commissioners address numerous important issues.  

FWC hears update on Black Bass Management Plan

June 24, 2010 

The plan is an evolving strategy to focus resources in establishing Florida as the undisputed Bass Fishing Capital of the World.  

FWC approves new rules for Burmese python

June 24, 2010 

Changes affect the classification of Burmese pythons and other constrictor reptiles. 

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