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2017 bay scallop season in Dixie/Taylor counties set

February 09, 2017 

The 2017 bay scallop season for Dixie County and parts of Taylor County will be open from June 16 through Sept. 10.  

FWC approves spiny lobster commercial bully net fishery changes

February 08, 2017 

The FWC has received input from stakeholders about the increasing participation in the commercial bully net lobster fishery, and these changes will help address some of those concerns. 

FWC approves bay scallop season changes for 2017 in St. Joe Bay; discusses other regional changes

February 08, 2017 

At the December 2017 Commission meeting, staff will review public feedback on these changes and make a recommendation for future management.  

FWC discusses goliath grouper; Gulf red snapper, gray triggerfish and gag grouper

February 08, 2017 

At its February meeting in Crystal River, the FWC discussed future management possibilities for goliath grouper, Gulf of Mexico red snapper, Gulf of Mexico gray triggerfish, and Gulf of Mexico gag grouper.  

Florida scrub-jays will be in the spotlight at Feb. 18 festival

February 06, 2017 

Come celebrate this songbird at the 8th annual Florida Scrub-Jay Festival on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Jonathan Dickinson State Park, External Website about 12 miles south of Stuart on U.S. 1. 

Fishing line and tackle disposal – It’s about more than just monofilament

February 06, 2017 

When left in the aquatic environment, fishing line and tackle create potential traps for unsuspecting wildlife that can become entangled and snared, leading to injury and death.  

Help with panther research by reporting sightings to the FWC

February 03, 2017 

With cooler temperatures throughout the Sunshine State, more people are likely to head to the woods to enjoy hiking, wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting and other outdoor activities. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking the public to assist with Florida panther research and management by reporting sightings of the large feline to the agency’s panther sightings webpage.  

Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic coming up in Jacksonville

February 02, 2017 

The free, day-long clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Jacksonville University, 2800 University Blvd. N., Jacksonville. 

Workshop set on managing private lands to improve wild turkey habitat

February 01, 2017 

Featured workshop topics include an overview of turkey biology and management, timber management and prescribed burning for improving turkey habitat, food plot management and cost-share programs. 

FWC plans prescribed burn on Escribano Point Wildlife Management Area

February 01, 2017 

The prescribed burn is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 4, weather permitting. It will be done as a cooperative effort between the FWC and Eglin Air Force Base 

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