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Scientists trick nature, stock Lake Griffin with 200,000 unique largemouth bass

March 31, 2010 

Throughout March, fisheries managers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) have been releasing more than 200,000 young Florida largemouth bass into Lake County's Lake Griffin. Scientists at the FWC's Florida Bass Conservation Center in Webster produced the juvenile bass, called fingerlings.  

Crucial nesting season for sea turtles begins after hard winter

March 31, 2010 

The start of nesting season means beach residents and visitors need to follow a few precautions to ensure a successful season.  

Easter weekend brings free freshwater fishing to Florida

March 31, 2010 

Both residents and nonresidents in Florida can fish in public fresh waters across the state without a license during the weekend of April 3 and 4. All other fishing rules apply.  

FWC offers hunter safety course in Santa Rosa County

March 31, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety course in Santa Rosa County.  

FWC to repair, replace boating signs in Citrus County

March 30, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will soon begin work to remove, repair, clean and install waterway markers in Citrus County. 

Fisheating Creek campground improvements under way

March 30, 2010 

Renovations include construction of a new camp store and visitor check-in building, repairs to the bathhouses and a general spruce up. 

Gulf grouper recreational season opens April 1

March 29, 2010 

The recreational harvest of grouper in all Gulf of Mexico waters off Florida, except in all waters of Monroe County, reopens on April 1.  

Bonefish and tarpon harvest reopens April 1

March 29, 2010 

A temporary closure to the recreational harvest of bonefish and tarpon from Florida waters ends on April 1.  

Spiny lobster harvest season closes April 1

March 29, 2010 

The recreational and commercial harvest season for spiny lobster in Florida waters closes on April 1. The regular season will reopen on Aug. 6.  

Atlantic vermilion snapper recreational season opens April 1

March 29, 2010 

The recreational harvest season for vermilion snapper in Atlantic Ocean waters off Florida opens on April 1. Recreational fishing for vermilion snapper has been closed in Atlantic state and federal waters since Nov. 1 to reduce overfishing and help increase the population of vermilion snapper. 

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