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Stone crab season closes May 16

May 15, 2018 

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

FWC reopens Area 3A North in the Everglades WMA complex

May 15, 2018 

Recent rains have raised water levels in the portion of the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area known as 3A North prompting the FWC to reopen the area.  

FWC captures bear posing public safety threat

May 11, 2018 

FWC biologists believe the adult bear is responsible for attacking several dogs and opening and entering multiple unoccupied, parked vehicles.  

Nature Coast Fishing for Youth program hosted this summer in Cedar Key

May 11, 2018 

Programs for youth between the ages of 5 and 15 will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning June 5 and extending through July 26, at the Senator George G. Kirkpatrick Marine Laboratory. Advance registration required. 

Air potato leaf beetles coming to north Florida to help control invasive vine

May 10, 2018 

The FWC and partners are sponsoring an Air Potato Challenge to distribute air potato leaf beetles to people trying to get rid of invasive air potato vines on their property.  

Sea turtle nesting begins in May on many beaches

May 09, 2018 

Beachfront property owners and beach visitors can help nesting turtles and hatchlings by turning off or shielding lights that are visible from the beach at night. 

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for May 19 in St. Petersburg

May 07, 2018 

People may surrender their exotic pets at the event, whether they are being kept legally or illegally, without penalty or cost. The Exotic Pet Amnesty Program offers a legal alternative to releasing exotic pets that owners can no longer keep.  

Sturgeon returning to the Suwannee River

May 03, 2018 

While boating on the Suwanee River, going slow is recommended to reduce the risk of impact and allow for more reaction time if a jumping sturgeon is encountered. 

Apply for alligator and fall hunt permits!

May 03, 2018 

Since 1988, the FWC has offered hunters the opportunity to take part in its annual statewide recreational alligator harvest that always runs Aug. 15 – Nov. 1.  

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

May 03, 2018 

Invasive hydrilla will be treated only in boat trails, but water lettuce and water hyacinth will be treated throughout the lake May 7-18, weather permitting. 

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