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Limited harvest for snook, a premier Florida fish, starts Sept. 1

August 25, 2015 

While the fishery is already more than 90 percent catch-and-release, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages anglers to continue to use moderation when determining whether or not to take a snook home.  

FWC to meet Sept. 2-3 in Fort Lauderdale

August 24, 2015 

For the full Sept. 2-3 agenda and links to background reports, go to MyFWC.com/Commission and select “Commission Meetings.” 

Project restoring Grassy Flats in Lake Worth Lagoon finishes successfully

August 22, 2015 

This project is designed to restore critical marine habitats so fish, oysters and wildlife will return to an area known as Grassy Flats that was previously uninhabitable because of accumulated muck on the seafloor. 

Near-world-record Suwannee bass live-released at Bass Pro Shops, Tallahassee

August 21, 2015 

Ferrol “Roscoe” Holley from Telogia caught the 3.75 pound, 16.5 inches long Suwannee bass while fishing on the Ochlockonee River.  

Register now for a free hunter safety course

August 20, 2015 

Anyone interested in attending the local courses can register online or by calling the FWC’s Northeast Region Hunter Safety Office at 352-625-2804. 

Lake Istokpoga aquatic plant management meeting Aug. 25

August 19, 2015 

The agenda includes world-renowned aquatic plants expert Dr. William Haller, director of the University of Florida/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants as well as discussions regarding FWC aquatic habitat restoration and enhancement projects, plans for upcoming hydrilla treatment areas and an update of ongoing maintenance work around the lake. 

Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Orlando’s Lake Lawne

August 18, 2015 

The FWC’s Invasive Plant Management Section will treat a total of 62 acres of hydrilla along the shoreline of the lake on Wednesday, Aug. 26.  

Two opportunities to take a Bowhunter Education course in September

August 18, 2015 

Students should register for the course they choose by calling the FWC's North Central Regional Office at 386-754-1654 or by visiting MyFWC.com/bowhunt. Students of all ages may participate. 

Hunter safety Internet-completion courses offered in September

August 18, 2015 

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 Lake City at 386-758-0525. 

Hunter safety course offered in September

August 18, 2015 

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 Lake City at 386-758-0525.  

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