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TrophyCatch boat giveaway winners announced

November 27, 2013 

Grand-prize winner Frank Ay won a a boat and motor. 

Governor Scott announces additional license-free fishing days

November 26, 2013 

Friday, Nov. 29 will be a license-free freshwater fishing day, and Saturday, Nov. 30 will be a saltwater license-free fishing day. 

Help plan the future of Babcock-Webb WMA

November 25, 2013 

Public hearing planned for Dec. 5 in Punta Gorda. 

FWC continues cooperative efforts on fishery management in Biscayne National Park

November 25, 2013 

FWC rulemaking required to put changes into effect. 

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. 

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Bay scallops are bivalve molluscs occurring from New England through Texas. In Fla., they can be harvested in Gulf state waters from Hernando Co. to Mexico Beach Canal in Bay Co.

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