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Help FWC monitor fish health by reporting fish kills

June 20, 2017 

The public can report fish kills to the FWC at MyFWC.com/FishKill or by calling the FWC Fish Kill Hotline at 800-636-0511.  

Goliath grouper workshops scheduled August through October; FWC needs your input

June 20, 2017 

Share your input and learn more about the current status of goliath grouper by attending one of these workshops.  

Anglers can take advantage of more Gulf red snapper fishing starting this weekend

June 15, 2017 

This Friday, June 16, begins the first weekend of an additional 39-day season for recreational red snapper fishing in Gulf federal waters and changes to the state season.  

FWC reminds scallopers to stay safe, recognize and use divers-down flags and buoys

June 15, 2017 

With the opening of scallop seasons fast approaching, the FWC reminds everyone engaged in this fun outdoor activity to use a divers-down warning device whenever they are snorkeling or scuba diving while searching for these tasty treats. 

High water prompts restrictions for 3 Everglades-area WMAs

June 14, 2017 

High water levels have prompted the FWC to issue an executive order temporarily restricting public access to Everglades and Francis S. Taylor, Holey Land, and Rotenberger Wildlife Management Areas.  

Snapper Season Statement

June 09, 2017 

FWC Commissioners held a call to discuss and hear public input on aligning the state waters red snapper season with a possible expanded federal waters season for private recreational anglers.  

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Cape Canaveral promises day of learning, fun

June 08, 2017 

Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing fun, family outings are the objectives for the Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Cape Canaveral on June 24. 

Citizen scientists needed for FWC barotrauma tool study

June 08, 2017 

The FWC is seeking volunteer anglers and charter/headboat captains to take part in a descending-device citizen science study. Descending devices are tools used to recompress the swim bladder and increase a fish’s chance of survival. 

Placement of artificial reef modules off Mexico Beach now complete

June 07, 2017 

A total of 471 prefabricated concrete artificial reef modules were deployed in three artificial reef permitted areas offshore of Mexico Beach.  

2017 bay scallop season in Dixie/Taylor counties starts June 16

June 07, 2017 

These new season dates are for 2017 only and are an opportunity to explore regionally-specific bay scallop seasons.  

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