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FWC land manager receives award from Cabinet

September 04, 2015 

Jean McCollom, a land manager for the FWC's Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area, received the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Jim Stevenson Resource Manager of the Year award at a Sept. 1 Florida Cabinet meeting in St. Augustine 

Learn a hobby at free Women’s Fishing Clinic on St. George Island

September 04, 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. 

FWC approves barracuda conservation measures for South Florida

September 04, 2015 

Stakeholders in southeast Florida and the Florida Keys have voiced concerns about declining barracuda numbers observed when fishing and diving. FWC staff gathered public input from concerned stakeholders at workshops conducted earlier this year. The FWC is responding to these concerns by creating bag limits to prevent further declines and conserve barracuda in the region.  

‘Pitch It’ to save fish and wildlife

September 04, 2015 

The FWC is taking a leadership role by working with the American Sportfishing Association’s “Pitch It” campaign. This voluntary program encourages anglers across the country to dispose of their soft plastic lures properly as concerns about these lures accumulating in public waters are increasing.  

FWC working with partners on the 2016 Python Challenge™

September 03, 2015 

Additional partners have joined the FWC and the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida Inc. for the 2016 Python Challenge™. Lands managed by the South Florida Water Management District, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection will be part of the competition. 

FWC officers receive Lifesaving Awards at Commission meeting

September 03, 2015 

Investigator Rene Taboas and Officer Roberto Rodriguez saved the life of an infant who had stopped breathing while it was on a family boat ride during the summer. 

Conservation group honors FWC hunter-education leader

September 03, 2015 

The Florida Sportsmen’s Conservation Association presented its Wildlife and Resource Management Award to Bill Cline, who oversees the FWC’s hunter safety/education and public shooting ranges programs.  

Palm Beach County assistant state attorney honored at FWC meeting

September 03, 2015 

The FWC recognized 15th Judicial Circuit Assistant State Attorney Andrew Sando with the FWC’s Prosecutor of the Year award at its Commission meeting Sept. 3 in Fort Lauderdale. 

FWC works with partners on waste management to reduce human-bear conflicts

September 03, 2015 

The agency plans to finalize its new Waste Management Action Plan, implement the comprehensive approach to waste management and bears, and continue working closely with partners on solutions.  

FWC takes next step in amending boating rules for Suwannee and Santa Fe rivers

September 03, 2015 

The amendment to Florida Administrative Code 68D-24.020 would remove flood zone restrictions on two remote stretches of the lower Suwannee River, divide the Santa Fe River into four independent flood zones, incorporate changes to federal gauge datum and update maps to reflect changes in the restricted areas. 

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