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FWC restores aquatic habitat on Lake Istokpoga

June 04, 2018 

Thousands of aquatic plants will be transplanted into Lake Istokpoga to help restore this popular shallow-water bass fishing lake in Highlands County. 

Recreational red snapper season starts June 11 in Gulf state and federal waters

June 04, 2018 

The recreational red snapper season will start June 11 in Gulf state and federal waters and remain open through July 20, closing July 21.  

FWC plans hydrilla treatment in Lake Hatchineha

May 31, 2018 

The FWC will treat a 150-acre trail to enable navigation on the lake, using herbicides approved for use in lakes by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

May 29, 2018 

The FWC will conduct aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau from June 4 through June 15, weather permitting. 

Gag season starts June 1 in Gulf federal and most state waters

May 23, 2018 

Gag grouper will open for recreational harvest in most state Gulf of Mexico waters and all federal Gulf waters June 1, and will remain open through Dec. 31.  

Atlantic snook to close in state and federal waters

May 23, 2018 

The recreational harvest of snook in Atlantic state and federal waters will close on June 1. Snook is also currently closed for harvest in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters, and will reopen for harvest statewide Sept. 1.  

Amberjack, gray triggerfish close June 1 in Gulf state waters

May 23, 2018 

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters closes June 1 and will remain closed through July 31, reopening Aug. 1. 

Lionfish tournaments remove 15,000 lionfish, including 5 tagged Lionfish Challenge fish

May 22, 2018 

More than 200 people have already registered to participate in the statewide Challenge, which rewards lionfish harvesters with prizes for their lionfish removals, tagged or not.  

Don’t forget: 2018 Lionfish Festival is this weekend

May 17, 2018 

The 2018 Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival is Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Flora-Bama Yacht Club and Ole River Grill in Perdido Key on the Florida/Alabama coastal border.  

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.  

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