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Spiny lobster season closes April 1

March 23, 2017 

The spiny lobster recreational and commercial season closes to harvest in state and federal waters starting April 1, and will reopen Aug. 6.  

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

March 23, 2017 

These free clinics enable young people to learn the basics of conservation stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills and safety.  

Free fishing derby for youth at Tenoroc Fish Management Area

March 23, 2017 

This event, sponsored by the FWC, does not require a fishing license. However, derby participants must preregister. 

Summer jobs available at Ocala Outdoor Adventure Camp

March 23, 2017 

This residential summer camp offers fun, educational and hands-on activities, such as fishing, canoeing, swimming, hiking and hunter safety, and inspires campers to become good stewards of fish and wildlife resources.  

Keep a lookout for manatees in motion this spring

March 22, 2017 

From April 1 through Nov. 15, seasonal manatee zones require boaters to slow down in certain areas to prevent manatees from being struck by motorboats or personal watercraft.  

FWC encourages boaters to ‘Spring Aboard’ by taking a boater education class

March 17, 2017 

Many course providers will offer incentives or course discounts for students who enroll in or complete a course during the “Spring Aboard” campaign.  

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Weeki Wachee promises day of learning, fun

March 17, 2017 

These free clinics enable young people to learn the basics of conservation stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills and safety. In addition, environmental displays will offer participants a unique chance to experience Florida’s marine life firsthand. 

Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic coming up in Ocala

March 17, 2017 

Lessons include knot tying, cast netting, rod and reel rigging, how to be a responsible marine resource steward, marine fish and habitat identification, catch-and-release techniques and more. 

Hunter safety courses offered in 6 counties

March 16, 2017 

Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s regional office in West Palm Beach at 561-625-5122. 

Contracted nuisance alligator trappers sought for western Polk County

March 16, 2017 

To learn more about becoming a contracted nuisance alligator trapper and to apply online, visit MyFWC.com/Alligator and click on “Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program.”  

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