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FWC to meet Dec. 12-13 in St. Augustine

December 05, 2018 

The FWC will meet Dec. 12-13 at World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort, 500 S. Legacy Trail, St. Augustine, Florida 32092. Both days are open to the public. 

FWC seeks input on invasive species rules

October 08, 2018 

Invasive species are animals not native to Florida that cause economic or environmental harm or pose a threat to human safety. More than 500 nonnative species have been reported in Florida.  

FWC takes steps to combat invasive species

September 27, 2018 

Florida’s native fish and wildlife are facing a serious threat posed by a variety of invasive species found throughout the state. The FWC has voted to approve a reorganization of rules related to nonnative species.  

FWC to meet Sept. 26-27 near Tallahassee

September 19, 2018 

The meeting is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m., and the public will be provided opportunities to speak on agenda items each day.  

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. 

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