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Lionfish invasion: FWC moves forward with management changes

April 16, 2014 

Changes aimed at combating the spread of the invasive species. 

FWC moves forward with creation of a Gulf Reef Fish Data Reporting System

April 16, 2014 

Final public hearing to be held at June meeting in Ft. Myers. 

Gulf recreational red snapper season set

April 16, 2014 

The season will be a total of 52 days in 2014 and will start the Saturday before Memorial Day.  

FWC approves sea cucumber management changes

April 16, 2014 

Commercial daily trip, vessel limit set at 200. 

FWC working with Lake Mary neighborhood

April 16, 2014 

There are several ways to reduce the chances of human/bear conflict. 

Idle-speed, no-wake restrictions on Suwannee River’s Zone 1

April 16, 2014 

4 of 5 zones now activated due to high water. 

FWC recognizes wildlife scientist with Louise Ireland Humphrey Achievement Award

April 16, 2014 

Joan Berish has been at the forefront of work involving gopher tortoises. 

Award-winning FWC Officer of the Year recognized at Commission meeting

April 16, 2014 

Officer Lee Lawshe is based in St. Johns County. 

Hunter safety course in Miami-Dade County

April 16, 2014 

April 25-27 at Camp Redlands. 

Hunter safety course in Hendry County

April 16, 2014 

April 26 at the Hendry Co. Sheriff's Office Shooting Range. 

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