June 10, 2015
The boating safety event is from 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday, June 13, at Phil Foster Park, 900 E. Blue Heron Blvd., Riviera Beach.
June 02, 2015
Heavyn L. Nash was riding with her mother and grandfather when a 4- to 6-foot sturgeon leapt out of the water and into the boat, hitting the girl, according to FWC officers. She was knocked unconscious.
June 01, 2015
The FWC helps celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week by offering license-free saltwater fishing opportunities to residents and tourists during the first weekend (June 6-7) and follows up with license-free freshwater fishing the following weekend (June 13-14).
May 29, 2015
Due to high wind conditions, the FWC has rescheduled this week’s hydrilla treatment in Lake Istokpoga’s north cove to June 2.
May 28, 2015
Cynthia Graves was operating a pontoon boat on the Santa Fe when a sturgeon jumped out of the water and struck the console and windshield of the. Graves was struck by the fish, but didn’t require medical attention. FWC Officer Kyle Pekerol was dispatched to the scene after Graves’ daughter reported the incident.
May 22, 2015
The FWC has scheduled hydrilla treatment in Lake Istokpoga’s north cove during the last week in May.
May 15, 2015
Although Florida’s boating season never really ends, the traditional start is marked by National Safe Boating Week, from May 16-22.
May 05, 2015
A 10-year plan for the Aucilla WMA will be presented at a public hearing beginning at 7 p.m. May 12 at the Jefferson County Courthouse Annex. The public is invited to attend, ask questions and comment.
April 23, 2015
The public is invited to attend a meeting to review and comment on the Lake Istokpoga aquatic plant management plan for 2015-2016. Representatives from the FWC and Highlands County will be available to answer questions about planned upcoming aquatic plant management activities.
April 20, 2015
Florida law requires completion of an approved course, verified by NASBLA as meeting the national boating education standard, for individuals born on or after Jan. 1, 1988, who operate a motorboat of 10 horsepower or greater.