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Look out, slow down for Florida’s migrating manatees

November 13, 2018 

Boaters who look out for migrating manatees and follow posted manatee protection zones contribute to the conservation of this threatened species. They are reducing the chance of manatee injuries and disturbance, while enjoying their time on the water. 

FWC takes steps to combat invasive species

September 27, 2018 

Florida’s native fish and wildlife are facing a serious threat posed by a variety of invasive species found throughout the state. The FWC has voted to approve a reorganization of rules related to nonnative species.  

FWC to meet Sept. 26-27 near Tallahassee

September 19, 2018 

The meeting is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m., and the public will be provided opportunities to speak on agenda items each day.  

FWC promotes heightened awareness, enforcement for boating under the influence this weekend as part of Operation Dry Water

June 28, 2018 

FWC officers will be focused on educating boaters about safe boating practices, which includes boating sober and enforcing the Florida’s boating under the influence laws.  

Researcher and officer receive awards from Florida Guides Association

June 19, 2018 

FWC biologist John Hunt received the Capt. Phil Chapman Award and FWC officer Michael Bibeau was presented with the “Trained Eyes Coastwatchers” Officer of the Year award. 

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

June 13, 2018 

The divers-down symbol is rectangular or square and red in color with a white diagonal stripe. All divers must prominently display a divers-down device in the area in which the diving occurs.  

FWC to meet June 19-20 in Sarasota

June 12, 2018 

The FWC will meet June 19-20 at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236. Meetings both days are open to the public. 

FWC: Safe boating saves lives

May 17, 2018 

Each year, FWC officers respond to far too many tragic and preventable boating accidents, so they want all boaters to remember to boat safely. 

2017 boating accident statistics provide an opportunity for boating safety reminders

May 16, 2018 

In 2017, 261 boating accidents involved collisions and 38 percent of all collisions were due to inattention or the operator failing to maintain a proper lookout.  

Critical Wildlife Area signs go up in Brevard County

May 15, 2018 

The FWC has installed in-water markers around two Critical Wildlife Areas in Brevard County. Stick Marsh CWA and BC49 CWA have new signs alerting boaters to the status of these islands.  

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