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FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

November 09, 2018 

Invasive hydrilla will be treated only in established boat trails on the lake. Boat trails requiring hydrilla treatment to maintain navigation include County Trail B, Shoreline south of County Trail C, Lighthouse Cove and River Retreats Trail.  

Catch a Florida Memory announces new Triple Threat Club to reward anglers like Katlyn Paul

November 07, 2018 

The FWC has created a new honor, the Triple Threat Club, for those who participate in all three Catch a Florida Memory programs, including Saltwater Grand Slams, Saltwater Fish Life List and Saltwater Reel Big Fish. 

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Okeechobee

November 02, 2018 

There will be an aerial treatment of up to 5,000 acres of invasive water lettuce in the southeastern portion of the lake. The purpose of this treatment is to improve fish and wildlife habitat. 

PHOTO RELEASE: FWC, partners discuss enhanced support for continued red tide response

November 01, 2018 

FWC and Florida DEP leadership highlighted continued red tide response, including enhanced testing efforts, technology and equipment to support impacted communities, at a media availability at FWRI.  

PHOTO RELEASE: FWC, partners discuss enhanced support for continued red tide response

October 31, 2018 

FWC and Florida Department of Environmental Protection leadership met with county partners to discuss continued red tide response, including enhanced testing efforts, technology and equipment to support impacted communities. 

Greater amberjack closes Nov. 1 in Gulf state and federal waters

October 26, 2018 

Seasonal harvest closures help conserve Florida’s valuable greater amberjack population and improve this fishery for the future. 

Hogfish recreational season closes Nov. 1 in Keys/east Florida state waters

October 26, 2018 

This closure includes all state waters south of Cape Sable, which is on the Gulf side of Florida, and up the Atlantic coast. The Keys/east Florida hogfish season runs from May 1 through Oct. 31.  

FWC restores aquatic habitat on Kissimmee Chain of Lakes

October 25, 2018 

About 744 acres of cattail, pickerelweed, water lily and water primrose will be treated on lakes Tohopekaliga (Toho), Kissimmee, Cypress, Hatchineha, Jackson and Marian. 

FWC restores aquatic habitat on Lake Kissimmee

October 22, 2018 

Approximately 52 acres of aquatic plants on the lake’s eastern shoreline will be removed. Water lilies and other invasive aquatic plant species have increased substantially there, shading out native grasses, impeding navigation and decreasing angler opportunities.  

FWC restores aquatic habitat on Orange Lake

October 08, 2018 

About 160 acres of willows and invasive exotic sedge and floating tussocks will be administered treatment, which will improve habitat for waterfowl and restore conditions favorable for the fishery in the lake near Gainesville in Alachua County.  

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