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FWC, University of Florida invite public to meeting on Lake Istokpoga habitat management plan

March 15, 2018 

The meeting will be held March 22 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center Auditorium, 4509 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875.  

Guana River Dam improvements begin, with some areas closed during construction

March 14, 2018 

The improvements will address storm damage to the dam. Construction is scheduled to begin April 1 and continue through August, weather permitting. 

Saltwater fishing clinics are for everyone

March 07, 2018 

For years the FWC has hosted kids’ and women’s fishing clinics across the state. Now, adult saltwater fishing clinic have been added. These free, one-day educational events are for anyone 18 and older, male or female.  

Report horseshoe crab spawning sightings with new FWC app

February 27, 2018 

These sighting reports provide important information about population distribution to the FWC. Although horseshoe crabs have existed for about 450 million years, their numbers have declined due to overfishing and loss of habitat.  

Gulf gray triggerfish opens March 1 with new bag and size limits

February 21, 2018 

The daily bag limit will be one fish per person (previously two fish per person) and the minimum size limit will be 15 inches fork length (previously 14 inches fork length).  

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.  

FWC removes floating plants in Lake Josephine

February 19, 2018 

This project is scheduled to begin Monday, Feb. 19, and will take about a month to complete. It will restore critical habitat for many fish and wildlife species.  

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.  

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