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FWC, partners hosting boating safety event in Palm Beach County

June 10, 2015 

The boating safety event is from 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday, June 13, at Phil Foster Park, 900 E. Blue Heron Blvd., Riviera Beach. 

Man catches state-record blue catfish during tournament

June 04, 2015 

Bill Stewart, 66, of Weeki Wachee, caught a 69-pound, 8-ounce blue catfish on the Choctawhatchee River, near Ebro, during the Choctawhatchee Catfish Roundup tournament on May 30. He beat the previous state record by 5 pounds. 

Summer camp means the livin’ and fishin’ are easy

June 03, 2015 

Hosted by the FWC and partners, these clinics enable young people to learn the basics of environmental stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills and safety. 

Sturgeon collision on Suwannee River injures teen

June 02, 2015 

Heavyn L. Nash was riding with her mother and grandfather when a 4- to 6-foot sturgeon leapt out of the water and into the boat, hitting the girl, according to FWC officers. She was knocked unconscious.  

Free Nature Coast Kids’ Fishing Clinic promises day of learning, fun

June 02, 2015 

The FWC will offer a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic for children between the ages of 5 and 15 from 9 a.m. to noon June 13 at Senator George Kirkpatrick Marine Lab, 11350 SW 153rd Court in Cedar Key. 

Time to reconsider bass fishing

June 01, 2015 

The FWC helps celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week by offering license-free saltwater fishing opportunities to residents and tourists during the first weekend (June 6-7) and follows up with license-free freshwater fishing the following weekend (June 13-14). 

Summer best time to take a hunter safety class

June 01, 2015 

Even if you were born before June 1, 1975, and are exempt from having to take the class, it’s still a good idea, because you’ll learn so much. The FWC encourages beginning hunters to do so. Even the most experienced hunter will learn something new, which will help him or her become an even better hunter – and a safer one. 

Conservation-based oyster harvest changes to continue through summer season in Apalachicola Bay

May 29, 2015 

Many of the changes implemented last fall for the winter harvest season (Sept. 1-May 31) will continue during the summer season (June 1-Aug. 31) in Apalachicola Bay, including all waters of Indian Lagoon in Gulf County. 

Lake Istokpoga hydrilla treatment rescheduled to June 2

May 29, 2015 

Due to high wind conditions, the FWC has rescheduled this week’s hydrilla treatment in Lake Istokpoga’s north cove to June 2.  

Sturgeon collision on Santa Fe injures one

May 28, 2015 

Cynthia Graves was operating a pontoon boat on the Santa Fe when a sturgeon jumped out of the water and struck the console and windshield of the. Graves was struck by the fish, but didn’t require medical attention. FWC Officer Kyle Pekerol was dispatched to the scene after Graves’ daughter reported the incident.  

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