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Gag grouper recreational harvest closes in most Gulf waters in early December

November 25, 2013 

Last day of harvest will be Dec. 3. 

Snook harvest seasonal closure in Gulf starts Dec. 1

November 25, 2013 

Catch-and-release still allowed during closed season. 

Venting tool requirement removed in Gulf waters

November 21, 2013 

Anglers will now have the freedom to determine best way to maximize survival of released reef fish. 

Florida fish camps earn national acclaim

November 21, 2013 

American Fisheries Society praises youth program, funded by the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration program. 

Several changes to swordfish management approved

November 21, 2013 

Population has rebounded from being overfished in 1980s, '90s. 

New deer hunting regulations proposed for NW Florida

November 20, 2013 

Hunting Zone D would be divided into 2 deer management units. 

Everglades restoration a high priority for FWC

November 20, 2013 

Position paper wil help guide restoration efforts. 

Collier assistant state attorney honored at FWC meeting

November 20, 2013 

Brian Mortenson received the FWC’s Outstanding Prosecutor of the Year award. 

Weekend closures begin Nov. 23 for Apalachicola Bay commercial oyster harvesters

November 15, 2013 

Will remain in effect through May 31, 2014. 

FWC to meet Nov. 20-21 in Weston

November 13, 2013 

Sessions begin both days at 8:30 a.m. at the Bonaventure Conference Center. 

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