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Stone crab season closes May 16

May 09, 2016 

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.  

Sturgeon collision on Suwannee injures Alachua man

May 09, 2016 

Ronald Dick was up river from Manatee Springs when a 4- to 5-foot sturgeon leapt out of the water and into the boat, striking the man, knocking him unconscious, according to FWC officers.  

2016 Gulf recreational red snapper state season opens weekends starting May 7

May 02, 2016 

This season will help maintain fishing opportunities for recreational anglers in state waters and provide additional May and fall weekend fishing days. 

Fish don’t talk, but we can

May 02, 2016 

It's critical that FWC staff and stakeholders, such as freshwater anglers and boaters, collaborate to ensure the use of the most appropriate fisheries management practices.  

NW Florida red drum bag limit lowered to 1 fish starting May 1

April 29, 2016 

The recreational red drum daily bag limit in the northwest red drum management zone (Escambia County through Fred Howard Park near Pasco County) will be lowered from two fish to one fish per person starting Sunday, May 1.  

Snook to close in Gulf state and federal waters

April 29, 2016 

Snook will close to all harvest in Gulf state, federal and inland waters, including all of Monroe County and Everglades National Park, starting May 1.  

FWC hosts bay scallop meeting in Port St. Joe April 27

April 27, 2016 

FWC is hosting a meeting starting at 5 p.m. ET, Wednesday, April 27 at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building in Port St. Joe. FWC research and management staff will be on hand, along with representatives of local government, to field questions. 

Free outdoor event hosted April 30 at Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center

April 25, 2016 

Families looking for a day of outdoor fun are invited to attend the FWC's 2016 Outdoor Experience, a free event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 30 at the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center.  

Santa Fe River’s idle-speed, no-wake zone deactivated

April 25, 2016 

The Santa Fe River’s idle-speed, no-wake Zone 8 has been deactivated. There are now no active zones on the Santa Fe or Suwannee, according to FWC officials.  

Florida fishing and boating programs receive first-ever George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar™ Education Fund grants

April 21, 2016 

Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces - Miami EcoAdventures, a partner of FYCCN, received a George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar™ Education Fund grants to provide fishing and boating experiences for Hispanic families.  

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