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Spotted seatrout workshop can now be attended online/on-demand

August 24, 2017 

Learn more about the current stock assessment of this species and tell the FWC how you’d like to see this fishery managed in the future.  

Help hatchlings home by leaving them alone

August 22, 2017 

Sea turtle hatchlings are small and appear helpless, so people may make the mistake of thinking they need assistance getting to the water. But you can help hatchlings home by leaving them alone. 

Hogfish recreational season remains open in state waters

August 22, 2017 

Hogfish recreational harvest will close in federal waters off Florida’s Atlantic and southern Gulf coasts Aug. 24, but state waters will remain open.  

Update: Gulf County bay scallop season opening remains postponed

August 21, 2017 

The season postponement will continue until scallop samples test safe for human consumption.  

Hogfish conservation measures and boundaries effective Aug. 24

August 14, 2017 

The size limit increase and recreational season will allow Atlantic hogfish more opportunities to spawn before entering the fishery and, along with a bag limit change, will help rebuild the Keys/east Florida hogfish population to sustainable levels.  

Catch a Florida Memory with 10-year-old Katlyn Paul

August 10, 2017 

Katlyn’s love of the water runs deep, and working on her life list is more about the experience than the recognition.  

FWC adds new category to Florida Saltwater Fishing Records program

August 08, 2017 

The FWC, in collaboration with IGFA, maintains state all-tackle records for the heaviest marine fishes caught in Florida waters, including 77 species in both conventional tackle and fly-fishing categories.  

Update: Gulf County bay scallop season opening remains postponed

August 04, 2017 

The season postponement will continue until scallop samples test safe for human consumption.  

Spiny lobster regular recreational and commercial season starts Aug. 6

August 03, 2017 

Planning on catching some of these tasty crustaceans? Here is what you need to know before you go. 

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

August 02, 2017 

The FWC will conduct aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau from Aug. 7 through Aug. 18, weather permitting.  

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