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FWC approves listing status changes and new guidelines for 8 species

September 26, 2018 

The species guidelines are designed to be a tool for landowners, consultants, agency partners and other interested parties on how to conserve these species. Additionally, rule changes were made to further ensure protection of these species. 

FWC to meet Sept. 26-27 near Tallahassee

September 19, 2018 

The meeting is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m., and the public will be provided opportunities to speak on agenda items each day.  

Support conservation while having fun this National Hunting and Fishing Day, celebrating #WhoTaughtYou

September 18, 2018 

The FWC encourages fellow conservationists to show appreciation for how they got involved in hunting, fishing, boating, wildlife viewing, birding, hiking, or other outdoor recreational activities.  

FWC aiming to remove Northern African pythons in south Florida

September 06, 2018 

The Northern African python (also called an African rock or rock python) has been documented living in the Bird Drive Recharge Area, which covers approximately 6 square miles in western Miami-Dade County.  

FWC hosts iguana technical assistance workshop in Miramar

September 05, 2018 

The workshop will be held on Sept. 13 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Miramar City Hall at 2300 Civic Center Place. Workshop participants will learn how to discourage iguanas from their property and about legal removal options and regulations pertaining to the species. 

Bay scallop season closes Sept. 11 in Dixie County and a portion of Taylor County

September 05, 2018 

The 2018 recreational bay scallop season for Dixie County and a portion of Taylor County closes Sept. 11 with the last day open to harvest being Sept. 10.  

Lionfish update: Challenge ends Sept. 3; Next tagged lionfish from Atlantic worth $5,000; Get ready for 2018 Summit

August 28, 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.  

FWC waives rules in response to red tide cleanup

August 07, 2018 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) continues to monitor the red tide affecting southwest Florida. Red tides are common along Florida’s Gulf coast, and fish populations have been resilient to the impact even after severe and prolonged red tide events. 

Atlantic anglers and captains encouraged to assist FWC with red snapper research

July 30, 2018 

Researchers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute are asking for help from anglers, spearfishers, and charter captains to capture information about the Atlantic red snapper fishery. 

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.  

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