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Catch a Florida Memory with FWC’s new Saltwater Angler Recognition programs

October 21, 2016 

The FWC challenges you to Catch a Florida Memory and participate in any of three fun and exciting Saltwater Angler Recognition programs.  

MarineQuest features educational fun for all ages

October 19, 2016 

The public is invited to explore Florida’s fish, wildlife and their habitats on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at FWRI’s headquarters in downtown St. Petersburg (100 Eighth Ave. SE). 

New law for lobster harvest aims to deter poachers

October 17, 2016 

Measuring devices are required, and lobsters harvested while diving must be measured while they are in the water. If its carapace length is not larger than 3 inches, the lobster must be left in the water.  

Orange Lake plant treatments scheduled

October 14, 2016 

The FWC is planning to conduct aquatic plant control treatments via helicopter on Orange Lake in Alachua County, during the week of Oct. 17-21, weather permitting.  

Lake Toho plant treatments scheduled

October 11, 2016 

On Oct. 13, 270 acres of noxious emergent aquatic plants are scheduled for treatment along the shoreline of Lake Toho, weather permitting. The four targeted plant species are water primrose, cattail, pickerelweed and spatterdock.  

Lake Istokpoga aquatic plant management meeting on Oct. 11

October 05, 2016 

Managing plants and habitat in Lake Istokpoga will be the topic of a public meeting hosted by FWC from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the Bert J. Harris Agricultural Center Auditorium in Sebring.  

FWC provides tips to coexist with bats

October 04, 2016 

If you are trying to remove bats from your dwelling, exclusion is the only legal and appropriate method.  

Lionfish Challenge comes to a close; 16,609 total removed

October 04, 2016 

The invasive lionfish took a major hit this summer: a total of 16,609 lionfish were removed during the 4.5 month Lionfish Challenge, which came to a close Sept. 30.  

Stone crab claw season opens Oct. 15 in state, federal waters

October 04, 2016 

Florida’s recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvest season opens Oct. 15 in state and federal waters.  

FWC continues cutting-edge science to collect data on Florida’s widespread bear population

September 29, 2016 

To continue the cutting-edge science being conducted on Florida’s black bears, FWC researchers recently placed radio-collars on 16 adult female bears to track their movements in and around Tates Hell State Forest in northwest Florida.  

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