News Releases

Recent News

Showing 1 through 10 of 151 articles in the Boating categoryPrevious  /  Next

St. Johns River to get improved manatee protection signs

June 22, 2017 

The FWC is performing routine maintenance and replacing degraded waterway signs in the existing boundaries of the manatee zones.  

FWC law enforcement to participate in Operation Dry Water, national effort against boating under the influence

June 20, 2017 

Law enforcement agencies nationwide will be out June 30-July 2, looking for boaters who choose to boat under the influence, and removing them from the water. 

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

June 15, 2017 

With the opening of scallop seasons fast approaching, the FWC reminds everyone engaged in this fun outdoor activity to use a divers-down warning device whenever they are snorkeling or scuba diving while searching for these tasty treats. 

High water prompts restrictions for 3 Everglades-area WMAs

June 14, 2017 

High water levels have prompted the FWC to issue an executive order temporarily restricting public access to Everglades and Francis S. Taylor, Holey Land, and Rotenberger Wildlife Management Areas.  

FWC encourages safe boating during Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival

May 31, 2017 

Law enforcement agencies are encouraging all boaters to enjoy their time on the water, but to take a few safety precautions to stay safe.  

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

May 30, 2017 

The FWC will conduct aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau from June 5 through 16, weather permitting. 

Moving video testimonials encourage boaters to wear life jackets

May 26, 2017 

For National Safe Boating Week, the FWC is releasing compelling life jacket testimonials from three north Florida families whose lives have been changed by wearing – or not wearing – a life jacket when things went wrong on the water.  

Pinellas County to get new manatee protection signs

May 17, 2017 

The FWC will soon begin work to repair, clean and install waterway markers for existing boating safety and newly-established manatee protection zones in Pinellas County.  

FWC: Safe boating saves lives

May 17, 2017 

In conjunction with National Safe Boating Week, Gov. Rick Scott has issued a proclamation declaring May 20-26, Safe Boating Week in Florida.  

FWC approves changes to Collier County manatee zones

April 20, 2017 

The FWC at its April meeting approved a rule implementing changes to Collier County manatee protection zones that balances manatee protection with the needs of boaters. 

Showing 1 through 10 of 151 articles in the Boating categoryPrevious  /  Next


FWC Facts:
Horseshoe crabs do not bite or sting. Despite the ferocious look of the tail, it is not used as a weapon, but to right themselves if they are flipped over by a wave.

Learn More at AskFWC