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Alligator DNA leads FWC to accused poacher

May 28, 2010 

An 8-month old case is cracked, thanks to DNA. Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) charged a Broward County man with the illegal killing of an American alligator, a felony.  

Gov. Crist announces free saltwater fishing weekends

May 28, 2010 

Gov. Charlie Crist has announced two free fishing weekends to help draw visitors to the beautiful Sunshine State.  

Panama City free Kids' Fishing Clinic set for June 5

May 28, 2010 

Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling an appreciation for our marine environment and providing a fun, family outing are the objectives for the Panama City Kids' Fishing Clinic.  

FWC arrests 4 for drug possession, trespassing

May 28, 2010 

Seventy psilocybin mushrooms are off the street and a St. Lucie County landowner is breathing a sigh of relief following the arrests of two adults and two juveniles. 

Bonefish - a great Florida game fish

May 28, 2010 

The University of Miami recently studied the economic impact of bonefish and found that a single fish in the Florida Keys is valued to be worth $3,500 each year.  

FWC cites Port St. Lucie man for feeding alligators

May 27, 2010 

After receiving complaints from residents about the illegal feeding of alligators, officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) responded to a Port St. Lucie neighborhood this week.  

Alligator hunters must resubmit applications

May 27, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is working to get things back on track after learning about a problem with alligator hunting permit applications. 

Gulf red snapper recreational harvest season to reopen

May 27, 2010 

The recreational harvest season for red snapper in Gulf of Mexico waters off Florida reopens on June 1. The harvest season is scheduled to remain open until July 24 this year.  

Bay County alliance encourages boating safety

May 27, 2010 

The members of the Bay County Marine Boating Alliance gathered Thursday morning at St. Andrews State Park to focus attention on safe boating, particularly on the eve of Memorial Day weekend, which traditionally is one of the busiest boating periods of the year.  

FWC issues order to help Biscayne Bay shrimpers

May 26, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has issued an executive order to extend the food shrimp fishing season in Biscayne Bay by one month. 

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