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Hunter safety courses offered in 4 counties in August

July 31, 2018 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety courses in four counties in August (list follows). 

Atlantic anglers and captains encouraged to assist FWC with red snapper research

July 30, 2018 

Researchers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute are asking for help from anglers, spearfishers, and charter captains to capture information about the Atlantic red snapper fishery. 

Pasco County bay scallop season closing statement

July 27, 2018 

Reminder: State waters off Pasco County remain open to bay scallop harvest through Sunday, July 29, and waters will be closed to harvest beginning Monday, July 30. 

Greater amberjack and gray triggerfish reopen to recreational harvest in Gulf waters Aug. 1

July 27, 2018 

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish will reopen in Gulf state and federal waters Aug. 1. The amberjack season will remain open through Oct. 31 in state waters. The triggerfish season will remain open through Dec. 31 in state waters. 

FWC’s Aug. 8 workshop in Miami-Dade County encourages local governments to conserve gopher tortoises

July 26, 2018 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is holding regional workshops to present information on opportunities for local governments to help conserve gopher tortoises in Florida. A workshop is scheduled for Aug. 8 in Miami-Dade County. 

FWC’s Aug. 7 workshop in Collier County encourages local governments to conserve gopher tortoises

July 26, 2018 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is holding regional workshops to present information on opportunities for local governments to help conserve gopher tortoises in Florida. A workshop is scheduled for Aug. 7 in Collier County. 

FWC invites the public to attend 9th Annual Florida Waterfowl Summit

July 26, 2018 

The public is invited to attend the free ninth annual United Waterfowlers Florida (UW-F) and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Florida Waterfowl Summit on Aug. 10 which will focus on aquatic plant management and the challenges associated with nutrients and invasive species. The meeting will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Ballroom at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 SW 36th Ave., Ocala, FL 34474. 

Idle-speed, no-wake restrictions activated on Santa Fe River’s Zone 5

July 26, 2018 

Idle-speed, no-wake restrictions were activated today for Zone 5 on the Santa Fe River, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officials. 

Catch a Florida Memory with south Florida angler, Allison Stattner

July 25, 2018 

Allison Stattner is rocking the fishing world. A participant in Florida’s Saltwater Angler Recognition programs, Stattner is one of only a handful of elite Saltwater Fish Life List “30 Fish Club” members, joining the ranks when she checked the permit of a lifetime off her list back in May. This means she has caught and documented 30 of 71 different species of fish in Florida and has been rewarded for her fishing efforts. 

FWC seeking lionfish abstracts for 2018 Lionfish Summit

July 25, 2018 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking abstracts for the upcoming 2018 Lionfish Summit, Oct. 2-4, in Cocoa Beach. The deadline for abstract submissions is Aug. 3. 

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