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Learn a hobby at free Women’s Fishing Clinic in Panama City Beach

June 29, 2015 

Participants will not only take home a lifelong hobby, they will leave with a new appreciation for the marine environment. They will learn the basics of environmental stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills, safety and the vulnerability of Florida’s marine ecosystems in a fun, laid-back atmosphere. 

Take 10 lionfish, get an extra lobster during sport season and possibly take home a T-shirt

June 25, 2015 

The FWC has approved a new and exciting opportunity that will encourage divers to remove invasive lionfish by allowing them to take one extra spiny lobster each day during the two-day sport season this summer (July 29-30) that they also harvest 10 lionfish. 

Commission moves forward with considering innovative bass regulations

June 25, 2015 

The FWC favorably reviewed draft rules that could ultimately change statewide length limits for black bass species, including eliminating many specific rules for different water bodies. The intent of the proposal is to simplify rules; allow anglers to keep smaller, more abundant largemouth bass; and increase abundance of larger bass in lakes and rivers across the state. 

Public requests for barracuda conservation measures in south Florida receive initial approval by FWC

June 25, 2015 

The FWC gave initial approval to several barracuda conservation measures after hearing concerns from various south Florida stakeholder groups about potential declines in barracuda populations. These proposed changes will come back before the Commission at its September meeting in Weston for final approval. 

Fishing association honors 2 FWC employees

June 25, 2015 

Capt. Pat Kelly, Florida Guides Association president, presented FWC Officer Ken Thompson with the “Trained Eyes Coastwatchers” Officer of the Year award. Dr. Luiz Barbieri with the FWC’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, received the Capt. Phil Chapman Conservation Award.  

Gulf of Mexico greater amberjack size limit change approved by FWC

June 24, 2015 

The FWC approved changing the minimum size limit for greater amberjack caught in Gulf of Mexico state waters from 30 inches fork length to 34 inches fork length. This change will make state-water regulations in the Gulf consistent with pending federal regulation changes and will go into effect after federal regulations are approved.  

Changes to the commercial restricted species endorsement effective July 1

June 19, 2015 

A restricted species endorsement allows commercially licensed fishermen to harvest and sell certain species. 

Cattail treatment scheduled for South Lake

June 18, 2015 

The FWC will treat cattails in South Lake in northern Brevard County during the week of June 22, weather permitting. The FWC’s Invasive Plant Management Section will treat 300 acres of cattails by helicopter. 

Gag grouper recreational harvest opening in most Gulf waters, closing in 4-county region

June 17, 2015 

Gag grouper will open for recreational harvest in most Gulf of Mexico state waters and all Gulf federal waters July 1. The same day, the season will close in state waters off the coast of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties. 

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic promises day of learning, fun

June 17, 2015 

Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing fun, family outings are the objectives for the Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Cape Canaveral on June 26. 

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