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FWC certifies Stuart woman's tilapia as state record

February 14, 2011 

Pamela Henry of Stuart broke state and world records when she reeled in a 9.6-pound blue tilapia last August. 

Feb. 22 meeting on Kissimmee Chain invasive plant management

February 11, 2011 

The meeting will be held on the fourth floor of the Osceola County Commission Chambers in the Administrative Building at 1 Courthouse Square.  

Hunter safety Internet-completion course in Holmes Co.

February 10, 2011 

The Feb. 25-26 course is at the First Baptist Church, 311 N. Waukesha St., Bonifay. 

FWC charges Miami man in hit-and-run boating accident

February 09, 2011 

Michael S. Garcia of Miami was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving bodily injury (felony) and failing to report the accident (misdemeanor). Additional charges are pending.  

Man sentenced for derelict vessel

February 09, 2011 

Virginia man receives a 39-day jail sentence and was charged $236 in court costs for derelict vessel in Brevard. 

FWC to celebrate Lake Trafford restoration with free fishing for kids, wildlife release

February 09, 2011 

Already, water clarity, native vegetation and the number of small fish have improved. 

Merritt Island Festival to celebrate Florida scrub-jay

February 09, 2011 

The Feb. 12 festival is designed to teach visitors about this beautiful bird and the scrub habitat on which it depends. 

FWC offers hunter safety course in Okaloosa County

February 08, 2011 

The course will be at the Okaloosa County Extension Office, 127 W. Hollywood Blvd. in Fort Walton Beach. Instruction will be from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 21, 22, 23 and 24. 

FWC cracks down on backdoor buying, selling of saltwater fish

February 08, 2011 

Five employees at 4 Palm Beach Co. restaurants face misdemeanor charges as a result of a 5-month investigation by the FWC. 

Please don't feed the pelicans

February 08, 2011 

FWC staff and other experts worry about the overall health of brown pelican populations, so the Commission passed a rule in 2008 to stop the feeding of large numbers of pelicans.  

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