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Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for March 18 in Miami

March 13, 2017 

The FWC and Zoo Miami are holding an Exotic Pet Amnesty Day event on March 18 at the zoo. People can surrender their exotic pets at the event without penalty or cost, whether they are being kept legally or illegally.  

Growing Florida panther population can lead to increased interactions with people

March 13, 2017 

Over the past few decades, the panther population has grown significantly. As the population grows, the chance for interaction between panthers and humans also increases – which can be bad for both people and panthers. 

Lionfish Panhandle Pilot Program ends May 19

March 10, 2017 

This yearlong lionfish removal incentive program rewards divers for harvesting lionfish off Escambia through Franklin counties. The program may be ending, but lionfish are open for harvest year-round and there are no bag or size limits. 

Be a citizen-scientist this horseshoe crab spawning season

March 09, 2017 

Biologists with the FWC are asking the public to report horseshoe crab sightings. For 15 years, citizens have reported horseshoe crab sightings to the FWC, providing important information about population distribution.  

Help plan the future of the Bullfrog Creek Wildlife and Environmental Area

March 09, 2017 

A 10-year plan for the Bullfrog Creek Wildlife and Environmental Area will be presented at a public hearing in Hillsborough County on Thursday, March 16. 

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

March 08, 2017 

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

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Daytona Beach promises day of learning, fun

March 08, 2017 

Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing fun, family outings are the objectives for the Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Daytona Beach on March 25. 

Help plan the future of Moody Branch Wildlife and Environmental Area

March 07, 2017 

People are invited to the 7 p.m. public hearing at the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners Chambers, 1112 Manatee Ave. W, Bradenton. 

Workshops scheduled: FWC seeking public input on gag grouper season in 4-county Gulf region

March 06, 2017 

FWC staff have received stakeholder requests for a longer season in this area, which is currently open yearly from April 1 through June 30.  

Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinics coming up in Fort Pierce, Melbourne Beach

March 02, 2017 

The free, day-long clinics are from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Fort Pierce Inlet State Park, 905 Shorewinds Dr., Fort Pierce, and at Sebastian Inlet State Park, 9700 S. State Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach. 

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