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Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Lake Istokpoga

May 22, 2015 

The FWC has scheduled hydrilla treatment in Lake Istokpoga’s north cove during the last week in May. 

Woman catches state-record freshwater flier fish

May 20, 2015 

Twila Gates, from Marianna, established a new Florida freshwater fishing record with a catch of a 1-pound, 5.6-ounce flier on May 9 from a Jackson County pond. 

First annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day a success

May 19, 2015 

Florida’s first annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day (first Saturday after Mother’s Day) was a success, from statewide lionfish removal efforts to unveiling the new “Reef Rangers” lionfish removal program to educating the public about lionfish. 

Gulf state recreational red snapper season opens Memorial Day weekend

May 18, 2015 

The recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters opens to harvest Memorial Day weekend.  

FWC encourages people to boat safely

May 15, 2015 

Although Florida’s boating season never really ends, the traditional start is marked by National Safe Boating Week, from May 16-22. 

Stone crab season closes May 16

May 13, 2015 

The commercial and recreational harvest of stone crab claws in Florida closes on May 16, with the last day of harvest on May 15. 

Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day is May 16

May 12, 2015 

Are you ready to find out how many lionfish can be removed from Florida waters in one weekend? 

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic promises day of learning, fun

May 11, 2015 

The FWC will offer a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic for children between the ages of 5 and 15 from 9 a.m. to noon May 16 at Fort Clinch State Park Fishing Pier (Atlantic side), 2601 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. 

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for May 16 in Kissimmee

May 06, 2015 

The public is invited to surrender exotic animals, which they have been keeping as pets and can no longer care for – no penalties and no questions asked. 

Learn a hobby at free Women’s Fishing Clinic in Palm Beach

May 05, 2015 

Participants will not only take home a lifelong hobby, they will leave with a new appreciation for the marine environment. They will learn the basics of environmental stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills, safety and the vulnerability of Florida’s marine ecosystems in a fun, laid-back atmosphere. 

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