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Limited harvest for snook starts Sept. 1

August 29, 2016 

The recreational harvest season for snook starts Sept. 1 statewide. During the open season, the daily bag limit is one fish per person.  

2016 Gulf recreational red snapper state weekend season reopens Sept. 2

August 29, 2016 

The 2016 recreational red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) will reopen Sept. 2 and remain open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September and October, and on Labor Day.  

Blue crab trap closure ending early

August 25, 2016 

Recreational and commercial blue crab traps may be placed back in state waters (shore to 3 nautical miles, including intracoastal waterways) from the Georgia-Florida line through Volusia County starting tomorrow, Aug. 25.  

‘Hands off!’ is best policy for sea turtle hatchlings

August 25, 2016 

Well-meaning efforts to rescue a sea turtle hatchling by helping it leave a nest or picking it up and placing it in the ocean are not good ideas, according to FWC biologists. 

High school fishing grants now available for student saltwater anglers in Florida

August 25, 2016 

The program will provide grants of up to $500 per club or team to assist with expenses related to fishing team or club-sponsored tournaments, team jerseys, insurance, and education for novice anglers.  

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for Sept. 3 in Brevard County

August 24, 2016 

The FWC and the Brevard Zoo are holding an Exotic Pet Amnesty Day event on Saturday, Sept. 3 at the Brevard Zoo. People can surrender their exotic pets at the event without penalty or cost, whether they are being kept legally or illegally.  

Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic coming up in

August 23, 2016 

The free, day-long clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Big Lagoon State Park, 12301 Gulf Beach Highway, Pensacola. 

Bowhunting course offered in Escambia County

August 23, 2016 

Those interested in attending this course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676. 

Hunter safety courses offered in August, September

August 19, 2016 

Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676. 

Aerial spraying planned to control invasive plants on St. Johns River

August 19, 2016 

The aerial spraying will be conducted by Coastal Air Service Inc. utilizing helicopters. It is scheduled for Aug. 23-26 and potentially Aug. 29, weather permitting. 

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