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FWC Commissioners elect new chairman, vice chairman

December 07, 2017 

At its meeting Dec. 7 in Gainesville, the Florida FWC elected Bo Rivard, of Panama City, to serve as chairman and Robert Spottswood, of Key West, as vice chairman.  

FWC appoints Eric Sutton as executive director

December 07, 2017 

The FWC Commission voted to appoint Eric Sutton, assistant executive director, to the position of executive director, effective Dec. 8. Nick Wiley, current executive director, retires later this month. 

FWC Lt. James Yetter awarded agency’s Medal of Valor with Lifesaving for actions during Hurricane Harvey

December 06, 2017 

Even though his actions risked his own life, Lt. Yetter did not stand idly by while his partner’s life was in danger.  

Gary Ellis, Highlands County ASA, honored as FWC Prosecutor of the Year

December 06, 2017 

Ellis is a prior recipient of this award, earning the recognition three years ago for his work with the FWC. 

FWC honors Megan Malicoat as 2017 Boating Officer of the Year

December 06, 2017 

The annual award honors a state officer whose efforts show outstanding performance and achievement among sworn conservation law enforcement personnel in the field of boating, boating safety, BUI enforcement and fisheries conservation.  

FWC approves new Critical Wildlife Area in Volusia County

December 06, 2017 

The small island, known as Port Orange Colony and now approved as a CWA, shelters hundreds of brown pelicans during nesting season.  

Bowhunting course offered in Miami-Dade County

December 06, 2017 

Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s regional office in West Palm Beach at 561-625-5122. 

FWC provides update on management of Florida’s nonnative species

December 05, 2017 

The agency has focused its efforts on high-priority invasive species such as Burmese pythons, lionfish and Argentine black and white tegus.  

FWC receives $25,000 in donations for new 2018 tagged-lionfish removal incentive program

December 05, 2017 

At the Dec. 5 Commission meeting, the FWC gratefully acknowledged $25,000 in charitable donations from six generous sponsors. These funds will be used as cash prizes for a new and novel lionfish removal incentive program. 

FWC hosts iguana technical assistance workshops in Keys

December 04, 2017 

The first workshop in this series will be held in Marathon on Dec. 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. local time at the Hyatt Place, 1996 Overseas Highway. Workshops are also being planned for Key Largo and Key West. 

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