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FWC News: Hunter safety course in Palm Beach County

November 30, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will host a free hunter safety course on Dec. 4 and 5 in Palm Beach County.  

Reopened Mosaic lakes teem with fish for anglers

November 30, 2010 

Portions of the Mosaic Fish Management Area in southern Polk County will reopen to public fishing on Friday, Dec. 10.  

FWC investigating deadly boating accident

November 30, 2010 

FWC law enforcement officers are investigating a boating accident that occurred Monday afternoon in Biscayne Bay. Two people died as a result of the accident.  

FWC suggests life-saving holiday gift for boaters

November 30, 2010 

A new, comfortable, life jacket makes an ideal gift, and it could save someone's life.  

Collier County man charged in black bear's death

November 30, 2010 

FWC law enforcement officers arrested a Golden Gate Estates man early Tuesday morning and charged him with two felonies relating to the death of a Florida black bear.  

FWC seeks input on possible changes to red drum rules

November 29, 2010 

The FWC is continuing a series of public workshops, including a special multi-location video workshop, to review its analysis of the latest red drum (redfish) stock assessment and discuss possible red drum rule changes.  

Backyard Safari: Little wren speaks with a big voice

November 23, 2010 

If you've ever wondered which bird sings the familiar, loud "doodalee, doodalee, doodalee" song, it is one of the most common backyard birds in Florida, the Carolina wren.  

FWC meeting set for Dec. 1-2 in South Florida

November 22, 2010 

The FWC will meet Dec. 1 and 2 in Weston, a city west of Fort Lauderdale. The sessions will begin at 8:30 a.m. each day and are open to the public.  

FWC seeks comments on possible bonefish catch-and-release-only fishery

November 22, 2010 

The FWC has scheduled two public workshops to hear what people think about possible rule changes that would make bonefish a catch-and-release-only fishery. 

FWC workshop will discuss St. Johns boating rule

November 19, 2010 

The FWC will hold a public workshop in St. Augustine the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 30, to address possible amendments to the Florida Administrative Code (Rule 68D-24.155) to further reduce vessel speed limits on the Intracoastal Waterway within St. Johns County.  

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In the past, snook were known as "soapfish" when some sections of the "soapy" tasting skin were left on the fillets due to poor cleaning practices.

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