News Releases

Recent News

Showing 1 through 10 of 209 articles in the Conservation categoryPrevious  /  Next

FWC seeks input on invasive species rules

October 08, 2018 

Invasive species are animals not native to Florida that cause economic or environmental harm or pose a threat to human safety. More than 500 nonnative species have been reported in Florida.  

Public invited to discuss Orange Lake management activities at upcoming meeting

October 01, 2018 

FWC staff will provide brief updates on lake conditions, recent management activities, and habitat management actions planned for the next nine months.  

FWC: Bears more active this time of year

October 01, 2018 

To be prepared for winter, bears require around 20,000 calories a day and will eat anything that’s convenient. Getting food from a garbage can often provide bears with more calories in a shorter amount of time than foraging in the woods.  

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.  

Support conservation while having fun this National Hunting and Fishing Day, celebrating #WhoTaughtYou

September 18, 2018 

The FWC encourages fellow conservationists to show appreciation for how they got involved in hunting, fishing, boating, wildlife viewing, birding, hiking, or other outdoor recreational activities.  

Help plan the future of Herky Huffman/Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area

September 12, 2018 

People are invited to the 7 p.m. public hearing on Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Osceola Board of County Commissioners Chambers, 1 Courthouse Square #4700, Kissimmee.  

FWC awards 10 communities BearWise funding to reduce conflicts

September 12, 2018 

BearWise funding will be used to share the cost of bear-resistant trash cans, dumpsters and other equipment that will keep bears out of trash in neighborhoods and parks. 

Blue crab trap closure ending early; Aug. 20-29 trap closure also cancelled

August 13, 2018 

Recreational and commercial blue crab traps may be placed back in state waters (shore to 3 nautical miles, including intracoastal waterways) from Brevard through Palm Beach counties starting Aug. 14. 

FWC waives rules in response to red tide cleanup

August 07, 2018 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) continues to monitor the red tide affecting southwest Florida. Red tides are common along Florida’s Gulf coast, and fish populations have been resilient to the impact even after severe and prolonged red tide events. 

Showing 1 through 10 of 209 articles in the Conservation categoryPrevious  /  Next


FWC Facts:
Encouraging youth and families to get outside and enjoy fishing improves health by reducing the potential for obesity and other threats to public health.

Learn More at AskFWC