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FWC recognizes Helen Roth, Florida Land Steward Landowner of the Year

February 11, 2016 

Helen Roth, a Gadsden County landowner, is the 2015 Florida Land Steward Landowner of the Year. The FWC recognized her Feb. 11 for the honor bestowed on her by the Florida Land Steward partnership and for her dedicated work as a private landowner conserving Florida wildlife and habitat. 

FWC working with private landowners to conserve wildlife

February 11, 2016 

To learn more about private land partnerships and the FWC’s Landowner Assistance Program visit MyFlorida.com/lap. 

FWC approves new freshwater bass conservation measures

February 11, 2016 

Anglers will be allowed to keep smaller, more abundant largemouth bass. Length limits for black bass species will be changed and many specific rules for different water bodies will be eliminated. 

FWC considers modifying 2016 Gulf recreational red snapper season

February 10, 2016 

The newly proposed season would be open Saturdays and Sundays in May starting May 7. On May 28, the season would open continuously through July 10. Finally, the season would reopen for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September and October, and on Labor Day. This would provide for a 78-day season in Gulf state waters. 

FWC approves gag, black grouper size limit; gag season changes

February 10, 2016 

These changes are expected to go into effect prior to June 1 recreational season opening and will be announced on MyFWC.com and via a press release. 

FWC to meet Feb. 10-11 near Tallahassee

February 01, 2016 

The FWC will meet Feb. 10-11 at the Florida Public Safety Institute, 85 Academy Drive, Havana. The meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. both days and the public will be provided opportunities to speak. 

FWC approves Gulf greater amberjack conservation measures

November 19, 2015 

Greater amberjack will close to harvest in state waters on Saturday, Nov. 21 and will remain closed through Dec. 31. It closed to harvest in Gulf federal waters Sept. 28. Both state and federal waters will reopen Jan. 1, 2016.  

FWC biologist receives prestigious wildlife conservation award recognizing young professional

November 19, 2015 

Claire Sunquist Blunden, an FWC employee since 2010, has received the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies’ 2015 Mark J. Reeff Memorial Award that recognizes a young professional for outstanding service in the conservation of fish and wildlife resources. 

FWC approves Atlantic gray triggerfish size, bag limit changes

November 19, 2015 

The new 12-inch size limit and 10-fish recreational bag limit will be in effect until Oct. 31, 2016. A stock assessment on Atlantic gray triggerfish is expected to be completed in 2016.  

FWC designates new Critical Wildlife Area to protect nesting birds in southwest Florida

November 19, 2015 

The FWC has designated a sandbar in Collier County, known as “Second Chance,” as a Critical Wildlife Area. The island, which is part of a larger shoal complex, is an important nesting site for Wilson’s plovers and state-listed least terns and black skimmers. 

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