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FWC concludes 14 CWA public workshops

August 15, 2016 

At the workshops, FWC staff explained how CWAs work and why they are needed, and addressed questions from attendees. The FWC will use the feedback received at these meetings to help evaluate the merits of each area for possible CWA establishment.  

Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic coming up in Fernandina Beach

August 12, 2016 

Lessons include knot tying, cast netting, rod and reel rigging, how to be a responsible marine resource steward, marine fish and habitat identification, catch-and-release techniques and more. 

Lionfish Challenge encourages removal of nearly 10,000 lionfish so far

August 12, 2016 

With a little over a month to go in the Lionfish Challenge, there’s still plenty of chances to take home a shirt or win a raffle prize.  

FWC Aug. 18 workshop in Sebastian gives local governments ways to conserve gopher tortoises

August 11, 2016 

For more information, and to download the Gopher Tortoise Management Plan, visit MyFWC.com/GopherTortoise and click on “Management Plan.” 

FWC Aug. 17 workshop in Palm Beach County gives local governments ways to conserve gopher tortoises

August 10, 2016 

The goal of these workshops is to identify ways cities and counties can participate in protecting one of Florida’s threatened species. In addition, the FWC will discuss financial incentives available for local governments.  

FWC Aug. 16 workshop in Hendry County gives local governments ways to conserve gopher tortoises

August 09, 2016 

The goal of these workshops is to identify ways cities and counties can participate in protecting one of Florida’s threatened species. In addition, the FWC will discuss financial incentives available for local governments.  

East coast blue crab trap closures start Aug. 10

August 05, 2016 

Recreational and commercial blue crab traps must be removed from certain state waters on the east coast of Florida prior to Aug. 10, the first day of two 10-day trap closures occurring this month. 

Mutton snapper workshops scheduled for August

August 02, 2016 

Mutton snapper is an important south Florida fishery. The 2015 stock assessment indicates that regulatory changes are needed for the fishery.FWC staff has been gathering public input on how to proceed with management of this fishery.  

FWC requests public input at Critical Wildlife Area workshops

August 02, 2016 

The FWC is holding public workshops to share information about and solicit comments on the proposal to designate new Critical Wildlife Areas and modify five existing CWAs throughout the state.  

The little lake that could

August 01, 2016 

Lake Trafford in Collier County recently received national recognition for its resurging bass fishery, made possible by ongoing restoration projects.  

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