August 05, 2016
Recreational and commercial blue crab traps must be removed from certain state waters on the east coast of Florida prior to Aug. 10, the first day of two 10-day trap closures occurring this month.
August 02, 2016
Mutton snapper is an important south Florida fishery. The 2015 stock assessment indicates that regulatory changes are needed for the fishery.FWC staff has been gathering public input on how to proceed with management of this fishery.
August 01, 2016
Lake Trafford in Collier County recently received national recognition for its resurging bass fishery, made possible by ongoing restoration projects.
July 27, 2016
The recreational harvest of greater amberjack will reopen in Gulf state waters Aug. 1. It will remain closed in Gulf federal waters through Dec. 31, 2016.
July 27, 2016
The FWC will be conducting a month-long project to enhance fish and wildlife habitat at Blue Spring Lagoon in Volusia County. The project will involve removal of material restricting the flow of water through the marsh south of Blue Spring State Park.
July 26, 2016
The recreational harvest of gray triggerfish will remain closed to harvest in Gulf state and federal waters through Dec. 31, with the season reopening Jan. 1, 2017.
July 25, 2016
Aquatic plant control operations are scheduled for Lake Rousseau during the weeks of Aug. 1 and Aug. 8, weather permitting. Iinvasive hydrilla will be treated in boat trails, and invasive water lettuce and water hyacinth will be treated throughout the lake.
July 20, 2016
The 2016 spiny lobster season opens with the two-day recreational sport season July 27 and 28, followed by the regular commercial and recreational lobster season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31.
July 12, 2016
Fifty lionfish: That is all it takes to qualify for the Lionfish Challenge. And if you get your 50 now, you will receive a commemorative coin marking your membership and allowing you to take one extra spiny lobster per day during the two-day sport season July 27-28.
July 08, 2016
The free, day-long clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at St. Andrews State Park, 4607 State Park Lane, Panama City Beach.