April 15, 2015
FWC Commissioners have approved several proposed bear-related rules that will be presented for final action in June. The draft rules address a wide variety of tools to manage bear populations and help reduce human-bear conflicts.
April 01, 2015
Boaters can enjoy opportunities to observe one of Florida’s unique species but to avoid colliding with manatees, people on the water should take basic steps such as slowing down, watching out for the animals and complying with regulations in manatee zones.
March 25, 2015
The FWC lifted the idle-speed, no-wake restriction on Zone 5, which runs from River Rise in O’Leno State Park west to the confluence of the Suwannee River. This 32-mile segment is an idle-speed, no-wake zone when the Santa Fe River reaches 17 feet, as indicated on the Three Rivers gauge, where flood stage is 19 feet.
February 27, 2015
Following the completion of an accident investigation, the FWC issued an arrest warrant for a Sunny Isles man on a vessel homicide charge. Felipe Escobar turned himself in when notified.
February 26, 2015
FWC Law Enforcement is continuing the investigation into the cirumstances surrounding a barge that sank in the Fort Pierce inlet on Feb. 24 and is asking the public for help gathering information.
February 25, 2015
The FWC's Division of Law Enforcement received recognition at a ceremony in Daytona Beach for completing the review process to maintain its accreditation status.
February 24, 2015
The FWC named Officer George Reynaud its 2015 Officer of the Year. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, where he now patrols, Reynaud uses his local knowledge to protect the resources and people in his community.
February 09, 2015
The Naples Chapter of the Florida Coastal Conservation Association recognized Officer Marcus Reith as the Regional Officer of the Year.
January 29, 2015
Officer Danielle Munkelt caught four people who were spearfishing illegally along the shoreline at the Channel 5 Bridge near Craig Key.
January 05, 2015
Col. Curtis Brown will direct the efforts of more than 1,000 employees to protect Florida's natural resources and provide public safety.