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Atlantic snook season to reopen soon; other areas remain catch-and-release

June 09, 2011 

Statewide fishery has been catch-and-release only since December 2010. 

FWC gives more protection to permit

June 09, 2011 

Amendments also strengthen management of Florida pompano, African pompano. 

New youth conservation center hosts 3-day family event

June 09, 2011 

Flying Eagle Youth Conservation Center, near Inverness, is part of the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network. 

FWC approves new deer harvest protection in parts of Big Cypress National Preserve

June 08, 2011 

The new rules will affect zones 3 and 4 of the Stairsteps Unit. 

FWC refines gopher tortoise permitting process

June 08, 2011 

The revisions approved Wednesday reflect input from meetings with stakeholders during the past year. 

FWC extends alligator-hunting hours

June 08, 2011 

The change will be in effect for the Aug. 15 - Nov. 1 season this year. 

Listing status recommendations for threatened species approved

June 08, 2011 

No changes in status will occur until management plans are approved. 

FWC Commissioners elect new leaders

June 08, 2011 

Kathy Barco, of Jacksonville, is Chairman; Kenneth Wright, of Winter Park, is Vice Chairman 

St. Augustine sculptor recognized at FWC meeting

June 08, 2011 

Pierre Pierce uses his marine experience to intricately sculpt marine animals out of bronze.  

FWC to hold meetings on coastal conservation

June 08, 2011 

The public forum will take place in Panama City on June 21 and 22. 

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