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FWC discusses draft rule to extend the permit spawning season closure inside the Special Permit Zone

December 07, 2017 

The proposed change, if approved in February, will add April to the existing May-through-July season closure for the harvest of permit inside the Special Permit Zone. 

FWC to meet Dec. 5-7 in Gainesville

November 28, 2017 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet Dec. 5-7 at the Best Western Gateway Grand in Gainesville. The address is 4200 NW 97th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606.  

FWC Chairman Brian Yablonski to move into a new arena of conservation service in 2018

November 06, 2017 

The FWC congratulates Chairman Brian Yablonski on his new position as Executive Director of the Property and Environment Research Center, a national conservation research institute. 

Pinellas County to get new manatee protection signs

May 17, 2017 

The FWC will soon begin work to repair, clean and install waterway markers for existing boating safety and newly-established manatee protection zones in Pinellas County.  

Statement regarding bear management

April 19, 2017 

As shown by today’s staff presentation on population, habitat, human-bear conflict and outreach, we have a long-standing, proactive approach to bear management and will continue to build on that existing foundation. 

FWC holding public meeting on proposed changes to Collier County manatee zones

January 23, 2017 

The meeting will be on Jan. 31 from 5 to 8 p.m., in the Collier County Board of County Commissioners chambers, third floor, 3299 Tamiami Trail E., Naples.  

Imperiled Species Management Plan rule changes are in effect

January 18, 2017 

The plan outlines the steps to conserve 57 species along with the broader vision of restoring habitats essential to the long-term survival of multiple fish and wildlife species. 

FWC to meet Nov. 16-17 in St. Petersburg

November 10, 2016 

The FWC will meet Nov. 16-17 at the University of South Florida Student Center in St. Petersburg. The meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. Both sessions are open to the public and the public will be provided opportunities to speak.  

Bay scallop season in St. Joseph Bay closes Sept. 6

August 30, 2016 

Bay scallop season will close for harvest in the St. Joseph Bay area Sept. 6, with the last day of harvest being open on Sept. 5, 2016 (Labor Day). 

FWC to meet Sept. 8-9 in St. Augustine

August 30, 2016 

The FWC will meet Sept. 8-9 at the World Golf Village Renaissance Resort, 500 S. Legacy Trail, St. Augustine. The meeting both days starts at 8:30 a.m. Both sessions are open to the public and the public will be provided opportunities to speak. 

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