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FWC approves barracuda conservation measures for South Florida

September 04, 2015 

Stakeholders in southeast Florida and the Florida Keys have voiced concerns about declining barracuda numbers observed when fishing and diving. FWC staff gathered public input from concerned stakeholders at workshops conducted earlier this year. The FWC is responding to these concerns by creating bag limits to prevent further declines and conserve barracuda in the region.  

FWC officers receive Lifesaving Awards at Commission meeting

September 03, 2015 

Investigator Rene Taboas and Officer Roberto Rodriguez saved the life of an infant who had stopped breathing while it was on a family boat ride during the summer. 

Conservation group honors FWC hunter-education leader

September 03, 2015 

The Florida Sportsmen’s Conservation Association presented its Wildlife and Resource Management Award to Bill Cline, who oversees the FWC’s hunter safety/education and public shooting ranges programs.  

Palm Beach County assistant state attorney honored at FWC meeting

September 03, 2015 

The FWC recognized 15th Judicial Circuit Assistant State Attorney Andrew Sando with the FWC’s Prosecutor of the Year award at its Commission meeting Sept. 3 in Fort Lauderdale. 

FWC works with partners on waste management to reduce human-bear conflicts

September 03, 2015 

The agency plans to finalize its new Waste Management Action Plan, implement the comprehensive approach to waste management and bears, and continue working closely with partners on solutions.  

FWC takes next step in amending boating rules for Suwannee and Santa Fe rivers

September 03, 2015 

The amendment to Florida Administrative Code 68D-24.020 would remove flood zone restrictions on two remote stretches of the lower Suwannee River, divide the Santa Fe River into four independent flood zones, incorporate changes to federal gauge datum and update maps to reflect changes in the restricted areas. 

FWC Commissioners agree on strategic priorities for panther conservation

September 02, 2015 

The panther position paper is available by going to and clicking on “Commission Meetings” then “Agenda” for this meeting. 

FWC passes new stone crab trap regulation

September 02, 2015 

Beginning this year’s stone crab season, the use of round entrances (also known as throats or funnels) will no longer be allowed for stone crab traps used in state or federal waters off these three counties. The changes will also require that the rectangular or rounded rectangular entrances typically used in stone crab traps be no larger than 5½ by 3 1/8 inches at the most narrow portion of the opening. 

FWC to meet Sept. 2-3 in Fort Lauderdale

August 24, 2015 

For the full Sept. 2-3 agenda and links to background reports, go to and select “Commission Meetings.” 

Commissioners elect new chairman, vice chairman

June 25, 2015 

At its June meeting, FWC elected Brian Yablonski, of Tallahassee, to serve as chairman and Aliese “Liesa” Priddy of Immokalee was elected vice chairman, effective July 1.  

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