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FWC waives rules in response to red tide cleanup

August 07, 2018 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) continues to monitor the red tide affecting southwest Florida. Red tides are common along Florida’s Gulf coast, and fish populations have been resilient to the impact even after severe and prolonged red tide events. 

Atlantic anglers and captains encouraged to assist FWC with red snapper research

July 30, 2018 

Researchers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute are asking for help from anglers, spearfishers, and charter captains to capture information about the Atlantic red snapper fishery. 

Pasco County bay scallop season closing statement

July 27, 2018 

Reminder: State waters off Pasco County remain open to bay scallop harvest through Sunday, July 29, and waters will be closed to harvest beginning Monday, July 30. 

Greater amberjack and gray triggerfish reopen to recreational harvest in Gulf waters Aug. 1

July 27, 2018 

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish will reopen in Gulf state and federal waters Aug. 1. The amberjack season will remain open through Oct. 31 in state waters. The triggerfish season will remain open through Dec. 31 in state waters. 

Tripletail and sheepshead changes effective July 1

June 25, 2018 

These proactive measures will help conserve both fisheries for current and future generations. 

Gag grouper recreational harvest closing in 4-county Gulf region

June 25, 2018 

Gag grouper recreational harvest will close in state waters off the coasts of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties on July 1, with the last day of harvest June 30. 

FWC approves new course requirements for airboat operators carrying passengers for hire

June 19, 2018 

The rule is supported by the airboat education industry, stakeholders and the public as indicated from three public meetings and meetings with the Florida Airboat Association.  

FWC reminds scallopers to stay safe, recognize and use divers-down flags and buoys

June 13, 2018 

The divers-down symbol is rectangular or square and red in color with a white diagonal stripe. All divers must prominently display a divers-down device in the area in which the diving occurs.  

FWC to meet June 19-20 in Sarasota

June 12, 2018 

The FWC will meet June 19-20 at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236. Meetings both days are open to the public. 

FWC to meet April 25-26 in Fort Lauderdale

April 17, 2018 

For the full April 25-26 agenda and links to background reports, go to MyFWC.com/Commission and select “Commission Meetings.”  

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Most horseshoe crab nesting activity takes place during high tides in the three days before and after a new or full moon.

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