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Help plan the future of the Lake Tohopekaliga Islands Complex

October 17, 2017 

A 10-year plan for the Lake Tohopekaliga Islands Complex will be presented 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Osceola Board of County Commissioner Chambers in Kissimmee.  

FWC conducts Lake Istokpoga plant treatment

October 16, 2017 

The FWC plans to conduct aquatic plant treatments via helicopter on Lake Istokpoga on Tuesday, Oct. 17. The treatment areas will include shallow water marshes on Bumblebee Island and Big Island.  

Reminder: Goliath grouper in-person workshops scheduled in your area

October 13, 2017 

The FWC is hosting several public workshops in your area to gather public input on the management of goliath grouper, including the possibility of a limited harvest in Florida state waters.  

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for Oct. 14 in Fort Walton Beach

October 09, 2017 

People may surrender their exotic pets at the event, whether they are being kept legally or illegally, without penalty or cost.  

Goliath grouper in-person workshops scheduled for October; online workshops also available

October 05, 2017 

. The FWC is seeking input on goliath grouper management, including the possibility of a limited harvest in Florida state waters.  

Share your bay scallop input with the FWC; workshops scheduled for October

October 05, 2017 

The goal of these workshops is to gather input on the bay scallop fishery, including whether this year’s staggered season was more enjoyable and whether it had any economic impact on the coastal communities that depend upon this fishery.  

Reminder: Gulf County bay scallop season closes Oct. 9

October 05, 2017 

Learn more about and comment on the future management of bay scallops at a bay scallop workshop 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. ET Oct. 12 in Port St. Joe at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.  

Stone crab claw season opens Oct. 15 in state, federal waters

October 04, 2017 

To ensure this valuable resource is available for generations to come, take care when removing crab claws and follow all conservation-based management guidelines for stone crab harvest.  

And the winners are…FWC announces Lionfish Challenge recreational and commercial winners

October 03, 2017 

Ken Ayers Jr. of Panama City took home the recreational Lionfish King award with a total of 1,250 lionfish harvested. Joshua Livingston of Destin became Florida’s first Commercial Champion for his efforts in removing 4,560 pounds of lionfish.  

Additional weekend added to Gulf gray triggerfish fall state season due to Hurricane Irma

September 29, 2017 

Gray triggerfish will open in Gulf of Mexico state waters for recreational harvest Oct. 21 and 22, in addition to previously scheduled dates of Oct. 7 and 8, and Oct. 14 and 15.  

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