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Two additional idle-speed, no-wake zones have activated on Suwannee, Santa Fe rivers

December 14, 2018 

Zones 1 and 3 on the Suwannee River, and Zones 7 and 8 on the Santa Fe . 

Share input on management of the recreational spotted seatrout fishery

December 14, 2018 

The FWC is gathering input on management of the recreational spotted seatrout fishery. Your input will help FWC better understand the public’s satisfaction and desires related to this popular recreational fishery. 

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.  

Media statement: FWC Commission shore-based shark fishing update

December 12, 2018 

The FWC approved draft changes to shark fishing regulations, including management changes for the shore-based shark fishery.  

Media statement: FWC Commission Blue Heron Bridge dive site update

December 12, 2018 

The FWC approved a draft proposal that would maintain high-quality snorkeling and diving opportunities at the Blue Heron Bridge/Phil Foster County Park in Palm Beach County.  

FWC seeks input on bay scallop long-term management solutions and announces 2019 regional season dates in most areas

December 10, 2018 

The FWC is gathering input on the bay scallop season structure for 2020 and beyond via an online survey.  

Two idle-speed, no-wake zones now activated on Suwannee, Santa Fe rivers

December 10, 2018 

Zone 1 was activated on the Suwannee and runs from the U.S. 90 Bridge at Ellaville south to the State Road 51 Bridge at Luraville. On the Santa Fe, Zone 8 was activated.  

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