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Audubon and FWC ask public to protect coastal birds this Fourth of July weekend

June 30, 2016 

This holiday weekend, protect coastal nesting birds and wildlife by giving them space, and keeping personal fireworks off our beaches and waterways. Fireworks explosions scare adults from nests, leaving them vulnerable to predation or crushing underfoot. 

Get teens fishing — we’ll cover the cost

June 29, 2016 

The FWC, along with partners the Fishing League Worldwide Foundation and The Bass Federation’s Student Angler Federation, are offering a grant from the RBFF to encourage the creation of high school fishing teams and clubs.  

Hearing-impaired accommodation offered at hunter safety course

June 28, 2016 

The FWC is offering a free hunter safety internet-completion course with hearing-impaired accommodation July 16 in Gainesville. An interpreter will be provided at the field day for this course.  

Gag grouper recreational harvest closing in 4-county Gulf region

June 27, 2016 

Gag grouper recreational harvest will close in state waters off the coasts of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties July 1, with the last day of harvest June 30. 

Florida leads the nation in family fishing and boating spots

June 24, 2016 

Florida swept the Take Me Fishing™ 2016 “Top 100 Family Friendly Places to Boat and Fish in the U.S.” list, hosting the top four locations with nine locations on the list in total—more than any other state.  

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission honors Jarrod Molnar as 2016 Boating Officer of the Year

June 23, 2016 

The FWC recognized Officer Jarrod Molnar as its 2016 Boating Officer of the Year during its June Commission meeting. Officer Molnar is a coastal officer assigned to southern Okaloosa County in the FWC’s Northwest Region.  

FWC thanks Lake County Commission for passing ordinance to help reduce bear conflicts

June 23, 2016 

The FWC commended the Lake County Commission for taking proactive Bear Wise steps to reduce bear conflicts in Lake County communities.  

Bay scallop conservation measures approved for St. Joe Bay

June 23, 2016 

At the June 23 meeting near Apalachicola, the FWC approved measures to conserve bay scallops in the St. Joseph Bay area. 

FWC moving forward with statewide conservation effort

June 22, 2016 

At its June meeting, the Commission recommended staff move forward with efforts to establish a suite of new Critical Wildlife Areas and modify five existing CWAs.  

FWC concludes alligator incident investigation; confident responsible alligator removed

June 22, 2016 

The FWC is confident that the alligator responsible for the attack has been removed. This conclusion is based on expert analyses and observations by staff with extensive experience in investigating fatal alligator bite incidents.  

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