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Two weeks left to qualify for the Lionfish Challenge

September 15, 2016 

The Lionfish Challenge will come to a close Sept. 30, but that is still plenty of time to take and turn in the 50 lionfish it takes to qualify in the program. Every lionfish tail submitted helps control the invasive population. 

Learn about sea turtles, practice turtle ‘Safety 101’

September 13, 2016 

The FWC recommends residents and visitors in Florida’s coastal communities follow these guidelines to help conserve sea turtles and their hatchlings: 

FWC using public input to improve Critical Wildlife Area proposals

September 12, 2016 

The FWC continues to move forward with an unprecedented initiative to conserve some of Florida’s most vulnerable wildlife by designating and modifying Critical Wildlife Areas throughout Florida.  

FWC Commissioners approve draft rule changes to venomous reptile regulations aimed to improve public safety

September 09, 2016 

At its Sept. 8 meeting in St. Augustine, the FWC approved draft rule changes to existing venomous reptile regulations to improve public safety.  

Mike Brooks, leader of Florida’s Wildlife Management Areas, receives conservation excellence award

September 08, 2016 

Mike Brooks, an innovative leader of the state’s Wildlife Management Area system, has been honored with the 2016 Louise Humphrey Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to the conservation of Florida’s fish and wildlife. 

FWC expands fishing opportunities for black sea bass in Atlantic

September 08, 2016 

Recreational anglers will soon be able to take seven black sea bass per person, per day. The bag limit is currently five.  

Several Atlantic gray triggerfish management measures approved at FWC meeting

September 08, 2016 

At the September meeting in St. Augustine, the FWC approved several changes to gray triggerfish management in Atlantic state waters. 

Four outdated St. Lucie rules repealed

September 08, 2016 

At the September meeting in St. Augustine, the FWC approved the repeal of four outdated regulations that applied in St. Lucie County only. 

NW Florida red drum bag limit to remain at 1 fish

September 08, 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 remain one fish per person.  

FWC approves Gulf greater amberjack season closure

September 08, 2016 

At its Sept. 8 meeting in St. Augustine, the FWC approved closing Gulf state waters to recreational harvest of greater amberjack for the remainder of 2016.  

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