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Springtime brings close encounters of manatees, boaters

April 01, 2015 

Boaters can enjoy opportunities to observe one of Florida’s unique species but to avoid colliding with manatees, people on the water should take basic steps such as slowing down, watching out for the animals and complying with regulations in manatee zones. 

FWC deactivates Zone 5 boating restrictions on Santa Fe River

March 25, 2015 

The FWC lifted the idle-speed, no-wake restriction on Zone 5, which runs from River Rise in O’Leno State Park west to the confluence of the Suwannee River. This 32-mile segment is an idle-speed, no-wake zone when the Santa Fe River reaches 17 feet, as indicated on the Three Rivers gauge, where flood stage is 19 feet. 

FWC arrests man for vessel homicide

February 27, 2015 

Following the completion of an accident investigation, the FWC issued an arrest warrant for a Sunny Isles man on a vessel homicide charge. Felipe Escobar turned himself in when notified. 

FWC requests public to share images, video of barge that sank in Fort Pierce inlet

February 26, 2015 

FWC Law Enforcement is continuing the investigation into the cirumstances surrounding a barge that sank in the Fort Pierce inlet on Feb. 24 and is asking the public for help gathering information. 

FWC achieves re-accreditation

February 25, 2015 

The FWC's Division of Law Enforcement received recognition at a ceremony in Daytona Beach for completing the review process to maintain its accreditation status.  

Conservation group recognizes FWC employee as Regional Officer of the Year

February 09, 2015 

The Naples Chapter of the Florida Coastal Conservation Association recognized Officer Marcus Reith as the Regional Officer of the Year. 

FWC catches snorkelers spearfishing illegally in upper Keys

January 29, 2015 

Officer Danielle Munkelt caught four people who were spearfishing illegally along the shoreline at the Channel 5 Bridge near Craig Key.  

FWC announces new law enforcement director

January 05, 2015 

Col. Curtis Brown will direct the efforts of more than 1,000 employees to protect Florida's natural resources and provide public safety. 

2 die in fatal boating accident on Lake Jesup

December 29, 2014 

Airboat containging 5 people struck overhead portion of bridge at S.R. 417. 

FWC arrests 2 for BUI, works to improve boating safety

December 18, 2014 

The pair face up to $1,000 in fines and up to 6 months in jail. 

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