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Report fish and wildlife sightings with FWC’s new app

February 19, 2018 

From fish kills to exotic species, to trapped or injured wildlife, FWC Reporter connects citizens to FWC experts directly from their Apple or Android devices.  

New FWC rule prohibits feeding of wild monkeys

February 14, 2018 

The health and safety of the public is the Commission’s number one priority. Feeding wild monkeys creates an elevated risk to human health because it brings them into closer contact with people. 

Help plan the future of Watermelon Pond Wildlife and Environmental Area

February 14, 2018 

FWC staff will present the draft land management plan for the FWC-managed WEA, and people will be encouraged to comment and ask questions. 

FWC hosts iguana technical assistance workshops in Keys

February 12, 2018 

Workshop participants will learn how to discourage iguanas from their property, and about legal removal options and regulations pertaining to the species.  

Hunter safety courses offered in 4 counties

February 12, 2018 

Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s regional office in West Palm Beach at 561-625-5122. 

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Crystal River promises day of learning, fun

February 12, 2018 

These free clinics enable young people to learn the basics of conservation stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills and safety.  

Marsh Park boat ramp temporarily closed

February 08, 2018 

The Marsh Park boat ramp in Lake County will be temporarily closed Feb. 8 to March 30, to allow for the removal of 10.1 acres of floating vegetation and mud tussock from the south end of Lake Yale.  

FWC approves regional bay scallop seasons for 2018 with some changes from original proposal

February 08, 2018 

The FWC approved regionally-specific bay scallop open season dates for 2018, including a change to the season for Levy, Citrus and Hernando counties and also approved a trial bay scallop season in state waters off Pasco County.  

FWC approves draft rule to gather data from for-hire industry, discusses future of Gulf red snapper management

February 08, 2018 

The proposal would require for-hire operations that target or harvest certain reef fish in Gulf of Mexico state waters (excluding Monroe County) to report their intention to harvest these species.  

FWC extends the permit spawning season closure inside the Special Permit Zone

February 07, 2018 

The change, effective April 1, 2018, will add April to the existing May-through-July season closure for the harvest of permit inside the Special Permit Zone. 

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