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FWC’s TrophyCatch program receives national award

November 17, 2016 

The FWC TrophyCatch program received the 2016 Aquatic Education Outstanding Sport Fish Restoration Project of the Year award from the Fisheries Administration Section of the American Fisheries Society. 

Bluefish: Worth the chase

November 14, 2016 

Want to get more bang for your bluefish? Check out the FWC Saltwater Angler Recognition programs at CatchaFloridaMemory.com.  

Lionfish hunters honor veteran with artificial reef renaming

November 10, 2016 

A lionfish-hunting team was awarded the right to rename an artificial reef off the coast of northwest Florida after successfully removing more than 500 lionfish while participating in the Lionfish Panhandle Pilot Program. 

FWC removing aquatic plants from Lake Kissimmee

November 04, 2016 

Approximately 29 acres of noxious aquatic plants, including water primrose, spatterdock, knotweed, burhead sedge and other tussock-forming plant species, are targeted for removal from the lake. 

FWC reminds Floridians of extended Gulf red snapper season in November

November 02, 2016 

The recreational red snapper season in Gulf state waters will remain open for seven additional days this November, including Nov. 5 and 6; Nov. 11 and 12; and Nov. 25, 26 and 27. 

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

November 01, 2016 

Approximately 60 acres of invasive water lettuce and water hyacinth will be treated throughout the lake. One acre of coontail will be treated at public access points between Peaceful Acres and Bypass Channel. 

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic promises day of learning, fun

October 28, 2016 

Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing fun, family outings are the objectives for the Kids’ Fishing Clinic on Nov. 5 in Steinhatchee. 

Catch a Florida Memory with FWC’s new Saltwater Angler Recognition programs

October 21, 2016 

The FWC challenges you to Catch a Florida Memory and participate in any of three fun and exciting Saltwater Angler Recognition programs.  

MarineQuest features educational fun for all ages

October 19, 2016 

The public is invited to explore Florida’s fish, wildlife and their habitats on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at FWRI’s headquarters in downtown St. Petersburg (100 Eighth Ave. SE). 

New law for lobster harvest aims to deter poachers

October 17, 2016 

Measuring devices are required, and lobsters harvested while diving must be measured while they are in the water. If its carapace length is not larger than 3 inches, the lobster must be left in the water.  

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Four species of black bass occur in Florida's fresh waters. The most popular is the Florida largemouth bass, which can grow to larger than 20 pounds.

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