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FWC asks beachgoers to help survey spawning horseshoe crabs

March 16, 2015 

As spring approaches, horseshoe crabs congregate to spawn along sandy beaches and shallow coastal waters throughout the state. FWC biologists are asking the public to assist in the FWC’s survey effort by reporting horseshoe crab sightings and other useful information. 

New shoal bass state record certified

March 13, 2015 

Tucker Martin, 17, from Chipley, set a new state record for shoal bass on Sunday, March 8 by catching a 4.49 pounder that measured 20.3 inches in total length, with a girth of 14.4 inches. 

Public input sought on FWC permit request to restore 46 area lakes, water bodies

March 12, 2015 

The FWC seeks a permit that would authorize all of its routine mechanical aquatic plant maintenance activities related to habitat restoration and navigation maintenance within these water bodies for a period of 15 years.  

Little Lake Harris to receive hydrilla treatment

March 12, 2015 

Hydrilla is an invasive, exotic, aquatic plant spread easily by boats throughout the state's lakes and rivers. Managing and treating it is necessary for the health of Florida's waters and to enable continued recreational boating and other aquatic activities. 

Public input sought on permit request allowing FWC lake restoration in south Florida

March 11, 2015 

The proposed restoration activities on lakes and other water bodies would improve habitat for fish and wildlife and provide outdoor opportunities for boating, angling and wildlife viewing. 

Public input sought on FWC permit request for lake restoration

March 09, 2015 

The FWC is seeking a permit which would authorize all of its routine mechanical aquatic plant maintenance activities related to habitat restoration and navigation maintenance within these water bodies for a period of 15 years.  

Public input sought on permit request allowing FWC lake restoration

March 09, 2015 

The FWC is seeking a permit that would authorize all of its routine mechanical aquatic plant maintenance activities related to habitat restoration and navigation maintenance within these water bodies for a period of 15 years 

Learn about Harris Chain of Lakes fisheries management at open house

March 05, 2015 

FWC research and management biologists will present displays on fish sampling and fisheries management, in addition to having a fully equipped electrofishing boat on hand, a display tank with live trophy bass, fish attractors and much more.  

TrophyCatch Hall of Fame catches abound

March 04, 2015 

Since New Year’s Day, seven anglers have submitted bass heavier than 13 pounds to the FWC's TrophyCatch program, all of which were released alive. 

Learn a hobby at free Women’s Fishing Clinic in Melbourne Beach

February 24, 2015 

Participants will not only take home a lifelong hobby, they will leave with a new appreciation for the marine environment. They will learn the basics of environmental stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills, safety and the vulnerability of Florida’s marine ecosystems in a fun, laid-back atmosphere. 

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FWC Facts:
The horse conch (Pleuroploca gigantea) is Florida's official state shell. It is a predator that grabs other snails and inserts its toothed tongue to devour soft flesh.

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