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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. 

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. 

Bay scallop season in St. Joseph Bay opens Aug. 22 with bag limit changes

August 18, 2016 

Bay scallop season will open for harvest in the St. Joseph Bay area Aug. 22 and will remain open through Sept. 5, 2016. During this shortened season, the daily bag limit will be 40 scallops per person or 200 per vessel, whichever is less.  

One east coast blue crab trap closure ends early, another starts Aug. 20

August 16, 2016 

These 10-day trap closures give groups authorized by the FWC the opportunity to identify and retrieve lost and abandoned blue crab traps from the water. 

East coast blue crab trap closures start Aug. 20

August 15, 2016 

For more information regarding the FWC’s trap-retrieval program, blue crab trap closure dates, regulations and cleanup events, go to MyFWC.com/Fishing (click on “Saltwater Fishing,” then “Trap & Debris”).  

Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic coming up in Fernandina Beach

August 12, 2016 

Lessons include knot tying, cast netting, rod and reel rigging, how to be a responsible marine resource steward, marine fish and habitat identification, catch-and-release techniques and more. 

Lionfish Challenge encourages removal of nearly 10,000 lionfish so far

August 12, 2016 

With a little over a month to go in the Lionfish Challenge, there’s still plenty of chances to take home a shirt or win a raffle prize.  

East coast blue crab trap closures start Aug. 10

August 05, 2016 

Recreational and commercial blue crab traps must be removed from certain state waters on the east coast of Florida prior to Aug. 10, the first day of two 10-day trap closures occurring this month. 

Mutton snapper workshops scheduled for August

August 02, 2016 

Mutton snapper is an important south Florida fishery. The 2015 stock assessment indicates that regulatory changes are needed for the fishery.FWC staff has been gathering public input on how to proceed with management of this fishery.  

The little lake that could

August 01, 2016 

Lake Trafford in Collier County recently received national recognition for its resurging bass fishery, made possible by ongoing restoration projects.  

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