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Gulf gray triggerfish reopens March 1, 2018

December 15, 2017 

Recreational harvest of gray triggerfish will remain closed in Gulf state and federal waters through Feb. 28, 2018, reopening March 1. The season will also close June 1 through July 31.  

Seeing northern bobwhite quail on your land? Report sightings to help conservation efforts

December 14, 2017 

The information collected will be useful to biologists in the FWC’s Landowner Assistance Program, who collaborate with private landowners on the restoration of bobwhite quail habitat.  

FWC’s TrophyCatch program celebrates 5 successful seasons

December 14, 2017 

In the past five seasons, TrophyCatch has awarded prizes for the catch and release of more than 6,868 largemouth bass.  

FWC charges 3 in connection to shark dragging video

December 13, 2017 

During the course of the investigation, FWC officers confirmed numerous criminal violations, resulting in felony and misdemeanor charges.  

Snook harvest seasonal closure in Atlantic starts Dec. 15

December 11, 2017 

Gulf state and federal waters, including Monroe County and Everglades National Park, closed Dec. 1 and will reopen to harvest March 1, 2018. 

Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area explore the outdoors event rescheduled to Jan. 27

December 07, 2017 

On Saturday, Jan. 27, the Tosohatchee WMA will host a day of fun and exploration celebrating Florida’s 75-year history of conserving native species and habitats on its wildlife management areas.  

FWC approves several changes to Gulf cobia management

December 07, 2017 

These changes are based on stakeholder input and concerns from anglers, and will further promote sustainable management of this fishery.  

FWC discusses regional bay scallop seasons

December 07, 2017 

This draft proposal includes both long- and short-term changes and will be brought back before the Commission at the February meeting for a final public hearing.  

FWC discusses draft rule to extend the permit spawning season closure inside the Special Permit Zone

December 07, 2017 

The proposed change, if approved in February, will add April to the existing May-through-July season closure for the harvest of permit inside the Special Permit Zone. 

FWC approves changes to Gulf greater amberjack season

December 07, 2017 

This new season structure will optimize recreational fishing opportunities in both the spring and fall while minimizing harvest during the spawning season, helping to rebuild the stock.  

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