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Media statement: FWC Commission red snapper fishery update

December 13, 2018 

Under the current draft proposal, the Gulf season would be open June 11 through July 12, with a possible fall reopening if quota is available.  

FWC statement: Commissioners elect new chairman, vice chairman

December 13, 2018 

The FWC elected Robert A. Spottswood, of Key West, to serve as chairman and Michael W. Sole, of Tequesta, to serve as vice chairman. Spottswood replaces Chairman Bo Rivard, of Panama City.  

Media Statement: FWC approves new guidelines for 9 State Threatened species

December 13, 2018 

The FWC approved Species Conservation Measures and Permitting Guidelines for nine of the more than 50 species in the agency’s Imperiled Species Management Plan.  

FWC continues efforts to protect Florida from invasive species

December 13, 2018 

The FWC voted to continue moving forward with proposed rules that would help protect the state from a variety of invasive species including birds, reptiles and mammals.  

FWC to meet Dec. 12-13 in St. Augustine

December 05, 2018 

The FWC will meet Dec. 12-13 at World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort, 500 S. Legacy Trail, St. Augustine, Florida 32092. Both days are open to the public. 

FWC announces winners of 2018 Lionfish Challenge

September 27, 2018 

Recreational winner and Lionfish King John McCain of Gilchrist County removed 1,137 of the lionfish. Ron Surrency of Duval County is the Commercial Champion for his removal of 5,017 pounds of lionfish (which equates to about 5,531 fish).  

Media statement: Gulf recreational gray triggerfish to close Sept. 28

September 27, 2018 

The closure will remain in effect through Dec. 31, 2018. The fishery will reopen on March 1, 2019, following the annual January – February recreational harvest closure.  

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.  

Media statement: FWC Commission shrimp fishery update

September 27, 2018 

The FWC has approved changes to commercial shrimp fishery management that will eliminate barriers to participation in the expanding live seafood market. 

Media statement: FWC Commission trap fisheries update

September 27, 2018 

The FWC has approved several changes to recreational and commercial trap fisheries rules. These changes are part of a long-term project to evaluate and improve the management of Florida’s saltwater trap fisheries.  

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