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Seasonal grouper closure starts Jan. 1 in Atlantic, Monroe County waters

December 21, 2015 

Several species of grouper will close to recreational and commercial harvest starting Jan. 1 in Florida state waters of the Atlantic, including Monroe County. This seasonal closure includes gag, black, red, yellowmouth, yellowfin and tiger grouper; scamp; red hind; rock hind; coney; and graysby.  

Amberjack, triggerfish reopen to recreational harvest in Gulf waters Jan. 1; amberjack size limit changes Jan. 4

December 21, 2015 

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish will reopen to harvest in Gulf state and federal waters Jan. 1 and the greater amberjack size limit will change from 30 inches to 34 inches fork length in Gulf state and federal waters Jan. 4. 

Snook Symposium Jan. 13; sign up today

December 14, 2015 

The day-long discussion is open to the public and will focus on snook management and research in Florida, including the results of the soon-to-be released 2015 stock assessment, population recovery following the 2010 cold kill, and opportunities for improving snook management. 

Hydrilla treatment scheduled for lakes Butler, Tibet

December 11, 2015 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will treat hydrilla in portions of Lake Butler and Lake Tibet on Dec. 15, weather permitting.  

Snook harvest seasonal closure in Atlantic starts Dec. 15

December 09, 2015 

The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 15 in Atlantic state and federal waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, and will remain closed through Jan. 31, 2016, reopening to harvest Feb. 1. Snook can be caught and released during the closed season. 

TrophyCatch awards a bass boat package

December 08, 2015 

The FWC randomly selected Ed Prather as winner of a Phoenix 619 Pro bass boat and trailer that came with a 200-horsepower Mercury outboard, MotorGuide trolling motor and Power-Pole anchoring system. This year, Bartow Ford added a surprise gift of $1,000 towards the purchase of one of their vehicles to pull the boat. 

TrophyCatch prepares to announce winner of a bass boat package

December 04, 2015 

On Dec. 5, at approximately 1 p.m. at the Bartow Ford Winter Wonderland event in north Bartow, FWC staff will conduct a random drawing among five TrophyCatch finalists to see who wins a $40,000 Phoenix bass boat. 

Fish Kill Hotline celebrates 20 years of advancing science

December 01, 2015 

The FWC's Fish Kill Hotline remains an invaluable resource for the public and science community. Entering its 21st year, the hotline continues its mission of investigating fish kills and building a broad index of data for further scientific research and management. 

Give the gift of fishing this season

December 01, 2015 

When contemplating presents for the fishing enthusiasts in your life, you may want to start with a personal touch and plan some time together on the water. 

New permit allows mackerel tournaments to donate catch to benefit charity

December 01, 2015 

With just a no-cost permit, mackerel tournament directors can donate tournament-caught king and Spanish mackerel to a licensed wholesale dealer in exchange for a donation to the charity of the tournament's choice.  

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