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November weekend added to Gulf gray triggerfish state season

October 25, 2017 

Gray triggerfish will open in Gulf of Mexico state waters for recreational harvest Nov. 4 and 5. During this state season opening, the Gulf state waters minimum size limit is 14 inches fork length and the daily bag limit is two per person, per day. 

Hogfish recreational season closes Nov. 1 in Keys/east Florida state waters

October 25, 2017 

This closure includes all state waters south of Cape Sable, which is on the Gulf side of Florida, and up the Atlantic coast. The management boundary line is 25 degrees 9 minutes north latitude (a line due west of Cape Sable). 

10 communities apply for BearWise funding

October 25, 2017 

The FWC will evaluate the applications, prioritizing the communities with BearWise ordinances requiring residents and businesses to keep garbage secure from bears.  

Catch a Florida Memory celebrates 1-year anniversary with new partnerships, monthly raffles

October 17, 2017 

Catch a Florida Memory is excited to kick off new monthly raffles conducted by the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida. We are also excited to announce our new partnership with McLean Angling. 

Help plan the future of the Lake Tohopekaliga Islands Complex

October 17, 2017 

A 10-year plan for the Lake Tohopekaliga Islands Complex will be presented 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Osceola Board of County Commissioner Chambers in Kissimmee.  

Gov. Scott awards 3 FWC officers with Medals of Heroism

October 17, 2017 

These three FWC officers, along with many more stationed in the Keys, helped conduct search-and-rescue missions and responded to many requests for assistance and evacuation during and immediately following Hurricane Irma in Monroe County.  

FWC conducts Lake Istokpoga plant treatment

October 16, 2017 

The FWC plans to conduct aquatic plant treatments via helicopter on Lake Istokpoga on Tuesday, Oct. 17. The treatment areas will include shallow water marshes on Bumblebee Island and Big Island.  

Reminder: Goliath grouper in-person workshops scheduled in your area

October 13, 2017 

The FWC is hosting several public workshops in your area to gather public input on the management of goliath grouper, including the possibility of a limited harvest in Florida state waters.  

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for Oct. 14 in Fort Walton Beach

October 09, 2017 

People may surrender their exotic pets at the event, whether they are being kept legally or illegally, without penalty or cost.  

Cancelled: Oct. 7 Crystal River Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic

October 05, 2017 

Due to the impending impact of Tropical Storm Nate to the Florida Gulf coast this weekend, the Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 7 in Crystal River has been cancelled.  

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