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Do not disturb Florida’s nesting sea turtles

March 03, 2015 

“People can help save threatened and endangered sea turtles by giving them enough space and privacy to safely and successfully lay their eggs. It’s as simple as keeping your distance and avoiding shining lights or taking flash photos of the nesting sea turtles. 

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for March 7 in Miami

March 02, 2015 

The public is invited to surrender any exotic animals they have been keeping as pets – no penalties and no questions asked. 

It’s time to be talkin’ turkey

February 27, 2015 

For adults, the highly anticipated spring turkey season first comes in south of S.R. 70 and runs March 7 – April 12. In the rest of the state (except for Holmes County), it runs March 21 – April 26. In Holmes County, the season runs March 21 – April 5. 

FWC arrests man for vessel homicide

February 27, 2015 

Following the completion of an accident investigation, the FWC issued an arrest warrant for a Sunny Isles man on a vessel homicide charge. Felipe Escobar turned himself in when notified. 

Volunteers needed at Escribano Point WMA

February 26, 2015 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking volunteers from the public to assist in conservation efforts at Escribano Point Wildlife Management Area (WMA). 

FWC requests public to share images, video of barge that sank in Fort Pierce inlet

February 26, 2015 

FWC Law Enforcement is continuing the investigation into the cirumstances surrounding a barge that sank in the Fort Pierce inlet on Feb. 24 and is asking the public for help gathering information. 

FWC achieves re-accreditation

February 25, 2015 

The FWC's Division of Law Enforcement received recognition at a ceremony in Daytona Beach for completing the review process to maintain its accreditation status.  

Plan for conserving 60 Florida species ready for input

February 24, 2015 

The Imperiled Species Management Plan is an innovative new wildlife conservation model for Florida. The draft plan combines actions targeted to protect each of the 60 species with broader integrated strategies benefiting multiple species. 

Learn a hobby at free Women’s Fishing Clinic in Melbourne Beach

February 24, 2015 

Participants will not only take home a lifelong hobby, they will leave with a new appreciation for the marine environment. They will learn the basics of environmental stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills, safety and the vulnerability of Florida’s marine ecosystems in a fun, laid-back atmosphere. 

Snook to reopen in Gulf state waters

February 23, 2015 

The recreational harvest season for one of Florida’s premier fish, snook, reopens on March 1 in Florida’s Gulf of Mexico state and adjacent federal waters, including Everglades National Park and Monroe County. The season will remain open through April 30. 

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