July 29, 2016
A new Florida law will enable county and local authorities along with the FWC to issue non-criminal citations to owners who allow their boats to become “at risk” of becoming derelict.
July 15, 2016
In order to effectively receive information and direction from the public, the agency has developed an online survey on SurveyMonkey.com, and will be accepting survey responses and recommendations through July 27, 2016.
June 23, 2016
The FWC recognized Officer Jarrod Molnar as its 2016 Boating Officer of the Year during its June Commission meeting. Officer Molnar is a coastal officer assigned to southern Okaloosa County in the FWC’s Northwest Region.
June 22, 2016
The FWC is confident that the alligator responsible for the attack has been removed. This conclusion is based on expert analyses and observations by staff with extensive experience in investigating fatal alligator bite incidents.
June 21, 2016
Law enforcement agencies nationwide will be out in force June 24-26, looking for boaters who choose to boat under the influence, and then removing them from the water.
May 18, 2016
Nearly half of boating accidents in 2015 involved collisions and 34 percent of all collisions were due to inattention or the operator failing to maintain a proper look-out.
May 18, 2016
In conjunction with National Safe Boating Week, the Governor’s Office has issued a proclamation extending best wishes to all May 21-27, 2016, for Safe Boating Week in Florida.
April 18, 2016
During the week of April 17-23, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and the FWC encourage boaters to “Spring Aboard” by enrolling in a boating education course.
April 14, 2016
At its April 14 meeting the FWC approved further action by FWC staff to work with a Technical Advisory Group, industry experts and others to refine proposed changes to existing rules, including a possible venomous reptile classification system, then return at a future meeting with a draft rule for the Commission to consider.
April 13, 2016
During the April 13 Commission meeting at Harbourside Place in Jupiter, the FWC honored Palm Beach County Assistant State Attorney Sherri Collins with the agency’s Prosecutor of the Year Award.