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FWC seeking lionfish abstracts for 2018 Lionfish Summit

July 25, 2018 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking abstracts for the upcoming 2018 Lionfish Summit, Oct. 2-4, in Cocoa Beach. The deadline for abstract submissions is Aug. 3. 

Lionfish Challenge 2018 Update – July 18

July 18, 2018 

The Lionfish Challenge rewards lionfish harvesters with prizes for their lionfish removals, tagged or not. The tagged lionfish component is new this year and includes cash prizes up to $5,000.  

Free Women’s and Adult Saltwater Fishing Clinics coming up in Panama City Beach

July 18, 2018 

Advance registration is required. To register, go to MyFWC.com, click on “Calendar” and select “Fishing Clinics – Adult and Women’s” from the drop-down menu “All Categories.”  

Recreational red snapper season closes July 21 in Gulf state and federal waters

July 16, 2018 

To learn more about the 40-day recreational red snapper season in Gulf state and federal waters, including season size and bag limits, visit MyFWC.com/Snappers. 

Have an opinion on shore-based shark fishing? Now is the time to share. Attend a workshop.

July 11, 2018 

If you cannot attend an in-person meeting, submit comments online by visiting MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments. Staff is working on an advance copy of the presentation and a virtual workshop that should be available online in the near future.  

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Palm Coast promises day of learning, fun

July 10, 2018 

To find out more about fishing clinics for kids, go to MyFWC.com/Fishing and select the “Youth & Student” option under “Education.” 

FWC helps support educational lionfish exhibits

July 06, 2018 

The 2018-19 Lionfish Educational Exhibit Program offers public facilities the opportunity to apply for financial assistance in creating educational exhibit displays about the lionfish invasion.  

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

July 03, 2018 

Invasive hydrilla will be treated only in boat trails, but water lettuce and water hyacinth will be treated throughout the lake. 

Lionfish Challenge 2018 Update – July 3

July 03, 2018 

The Lionfish Challenge rewards lionfish harvesters with prizes for their lionfish removals, tagged or not.  

Bay scallop season opens July 1 in Franklin-NW Taylor and Levy-Hernando counties

June 26, 2018 

Starting July 1, state waters off the following areas will open to bay scallop harvest: Franklin through northwest Taylor County and Levy, Citrus and Hernando counties. 

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