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Lake Piney Z named a Top Mom-Approved Place to Fish and Boat

August 10, 2018 

After six weeks of nationwide voting, Tallahassee’s Lake Piney Z Fish Management Area was awarded fourth place in the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s contest to rank the Top 10 Mom-Approved Places to Fish and Boat in the nation. It was recognized for its vibrant fishery, wildlife-viewing opportunities, paddle trails, boat ramps, bike/walking trails, playground and family-friendly amenities. 

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. 

FWC Aug. 14 workshop in Santa Rosa County encourages local governments to conserve gopher tortoises

August 03, 2018 

The goal of these workshops is to identify ways cities and counties can participate in conserving one of Florida’s threatened species. In addition, the FWC will discuss financial incentives available for local governments.  

Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area reopens to public

July 19, 2018 

Temporarily restricting access to this WMA was a necessary conservation measure because high water levels had forced wildlife to take refuge on tree islands and levees, resulting in stressful conditions for the animals.  

Help plan the future of L. Kirk Edwards Wildlife and Environmental Area

July 19, 2018 

FWC staff will present the draft land management plan for the FWC-managed WEA, and people will be encouraged to comment and ask questions.  

Lionfish Challenge 2018 Update – July 18

July 18, 2018 

The Lionfish Challenge rewards lionfish harvesters with prizes for their lionfish removals, tagged or not. The tagged lionfish component is new this year and includes cash prizes up to $5,000.  

Free Women’s and Adult Saltwater Fishing Clinics coming up in Panama City Beach

July 18, 2018 

Advance registration is required. To register, go to MyFWC.com, click on “Calendar” and select “Fishing Clinics – Adult and Women’s” from the drop-down menu “All Categories.”  

Recreational red snapper season closes July 21 in Gulf state and federal waters

July 16, 2018 

To learn more about the 40-day recreational red snapper season in Gulf state and federal waters, including season size and bag limits, visit MyFWC.com/Snappers. 

Have an opinion on shore-based shark fishing? Now is the time to share. Attend a workshop.

July 11, 2018 

If you cannot attend an in-person meeting, submit comments online by visiting MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments. Staff is working on an advance copy of the presentation and a virtual workshop that should be available online in the near future.  

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Palm Coast promises day of learning, fun

July 10, 2018 

To find out more about fishing clinics for kids, go to MyFWC.com/Fishing and select the “Youth & Student” option under “Education.” 

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