October 17, 2016
Measuring devices are required, and lobsters harvested while diving must be measured while they are in the water. If its carapace length is not larger than 3 inches, the lobster must be left in the water.
September 12, 2016
The FWC continues to move forward with an unprecedented initiative to conserve some of Florida’s most vulnerable wildlife by designating and modifying Critical Wildlife Areas throughout Florida.
July 05, 2016
The FWC is holding a rule development workshop on July 14 to gather additional public input on potential changes to the existing manatee protection zones in Collier County.
April 06, 2016
The FWC will meet April 13-14 at the Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place, 122 Soundings Ave., Jupiter, FL 33477.
February 26, 2016
The FWC is working with Collier County and other local governments to determine whether updates are needed to manatee zones that were last reviewed and amended in 1997. The public meeting offers an opportunity for people to ask questions and provide information to FWC staff.
February 10, 2016
The newly proposed season would be open Saturdays and Sundays in May starting May 7. On May 28, the season would open continuously through July 10. Finally, the season would reopen for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September and October, and on Labor Day. This would provide for a 78-day season in Gulf state waters.
February 10, 2016
These changes are expected to go into effect prior to June 1 recreational season opening and will be announced on MyFWC.com and via a press release.
December 01, 2015
With just a no-cost permit, mackerel tournament directors can donate tournament-caught king and Spanish mackerel to a licensed wholesale dealer in exchange for a donation to the charity of the tournament's choice.
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.
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.