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FWC requests public to share images, video of barge that sank in Fort Pierce inlet

February 26, 2015 

FWC Law Enforcement is continuing the investigation into the cirumstances surrounding a barge that sank in the Fort Pierce inlet on Feb. 24 and is asking the public for help gathering information. 

FWC achieves re-accreditation

February 25, 2015 

The FWC's Division of Law Enforcement received recognition at a ceremony in Daytona Beach for completing the review process to maintain its accreditation status.  

Plan for conserving 60 Florida species ready for input

February 24, 2015 

The Imperiled Species Management Plan is an innovative new wildlife conservation model for Florida. The draft plan combines actions targeted to protect each of the 60 species with broader integrated strategies benefiting multiple species. 

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

February 24, 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. 

Snook to reopen in Gulf state waters

February 23, 2015 

The recreational harvest season for one of Florida’s premier fish, snook, reopens on March 1 in Florida’s Gulf of Mexico state and adjacent federal waters, including Everglades National Park and Monroe County. The season will remain open through April 30. 

FWC hosts aquatic herbicide workshop in Citra

February 23, 2015 

Discussions at this workshop will include the registration process for herbicides, toxicology, how herbicides degrade, selectivity and timing.  

Free hunter safety Internet-completion courses offered in Northwest Florida

February 23, 2015 

People interested in attending one of these courses can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety. 

FWC, partners coordinate first statewide Nonnative Fish Catch, Click and Submit Contest

February 19, 2015 

Contest submissions will help researchers better understand the distribution of nonnative fishes in Florida. To participate, anglers are asked to photograph and report their nonnative fish catch during the contest period, Feb. 21 – March 1. 

TrophyCatch helps demonstrate success of Lake Trafford restoration

February 19, 2015 

During a recent fishing tournament, John Stewart, 54, of Alva caught, documented and released an 8-pound, 2-ounce Florida largemouth bass on Lake Trafford. 

Gulf recreational red snapper season workshops scheduled for March

February 18, 2015 

Staff will gather public input on a proposed 2015 season that would start May 23 and run through July 12, resume for all of Labor Day weekend and finish with Saturdays and Sundays throughout September and October, with the last day of harvest being Sunday, Nov. 1.  

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