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Gulf recreational red snapper season workshops scheduled for March

February 18, 2015 

Staff will gather public input on a proposed 2015 season that would start May 23 and run through July 12, resume for all of Labor Day weekend and finish with Saturdays and Sundays throughout September and October, with the last day of harvest being Sunday, Nov. 1.  

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic promises day of learning, fun

February 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 Crystal River on Feb. 28. 

Bully netting and barracuda workshops scheduled for late February and early March

February 16, 2015 

The bully netting workshops will focus on commercial license requirements, commercial harvest limits and other potential management measures and at the barracuda workshops, staff will gather public input on potential regulation changes such as commercial and recreational bag limits, size limits, gear restrictions, region-specific regulations or other related management options for barracuda.  

Conservation group recognizes FWC employee as Regional Officer of the Year

February 09, 2015 

The Naples Chapter of the Florida Coastal Conservation Association recognized Officer Marcus Reith as the Regional Officer of the Year. 

Gray triggerfish closing to recreational harvest in Gulf state waters Saturday, Feb. 7

February 05, 2015 

The recreational harvest of gray triggerfish will close in Gulf state waters Saturday, Feb. 7. The season will remain closed through Dec. 31 and will apply in 2015 only.  

Commission directs staff to hold public workshops on Gulf red snapper season

February 05, 2015 

The 2015 season preferred by the Commissioners that will be discussed at workshops would start the Saturday before Memorial Day (May 23) and run through July 12, resume for all of Labor Day weekend (Sept. 5-7) and finish with Saturdays and Sundays throughout September and October, with the season ending Nov. 1. This proposed season would be 70 days. 

FWC raises awareness on lionfish issue with creation of ‘Removal’ day

February 05, 2015 

The FWC designated the first Saturday after Mother’s Day each year to be Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day. On this day, through education and outreach, the FWC will encourage extra effort from the public to remove lionfish from Florida waters.  

FWC drawdown of Hickory Mound Impoundment to improve habitat

February 04, 2015 

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists are planning a drawdown – lowering the water level – of the Hickory Mound Impoundment this week. 

Learn where to go as freshwater fishing heats up!

January 30, 2015 

Here in the Fishing Capital of the World, freshwater sunfish are already on spawning beds in the southern half of the state. In north Florida, they are getting ready to come to shore to let loose the next generation of finned wonders. 

FWC catches snorkelers spearfishing illegally in upper Keys

January 29, 2015 

Officer Danielle Munkelt caught four people who were spearfishing illegally along the shoreline at the Channel 5 Bridge near Craig Key.  

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