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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 passes new stone crab trap regulation

September 02, 2015 

Beginning this year’s stone crab season, the use of round entrances (also known as throats or funnels) will no longer be allowed for stone crab traps used in state or federal waters off these three counties. The changes will also require that the rectangular or rounded rectangular entrances typically used in stone crab traps be no larger than 5½ by 3 1/8 inches at the most narrow portion of the opening. 

Gulf state recreational red snapper season reopens Labor Day weekend

August 31, 2015 

The recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters reopens to harvest Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5-7, and will continue to be open for Saturdays and Sundays in September and October with the last day of harvest being Sunday, Nov. 1. 

Limited harvest for snook, a premier Florida fish, starts Sept. 1

August 25, 2015 

While the fishery is already more than 90 percent catch-and-release, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages anglers to continue to use moderation when determining whether or not to take a snook home.  

Near-world-record Suwannee bass live-released at Bass Pro Shops, Tallahassee

August 21, 2015 

Ferrol “Roscoe” Holley from Telogia caught the 3.75 pound, 16.5 inches long Suwannee bass while fishing on the Ochlockonee River.  

Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Orlando’s Lake Lawne

August 18, 2015 

The FWC’s Invasive Plant Management Section will treat a total of 62 acres of hydrilla along the shoreline of the lake on Wednesday, Aug. 26.  

Lake Istokpoga primrose willow maintenance treatment scheduled to start Aug. 18

August 17, 2015 

The 255-acre conservation maintenance project is a cooperative effort between the FWC and the South Florida Water Management District. 

Learn a hobby at free Women’s Fishing Clinic in Fernandina Beach

August 07, 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. 

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