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Snook to reopen in Gulf state waters

February 23, 2015 

The recreational harvest season for one of Florida’s premier fish, snook, reopens on March 1 in Florida’s Gulf of Mexico state and adjacent federal waters, including Everglades National Park and Monroe County. The season will remain open through April 30. 

FWC hosts aquatic herbicide workshop in Citra

February 23, 2015 

Discussions at this workshop will include the registration process for herbicides, toxicology, how herbicides degrade, selectivity and timing.  

FWC, partners coordinate first statewide Nonnative Fish Catch, Click and Submit Contest

February 19, 2015 

Contest submissions will help researchers better understand the distribution of nonnative fishes in Florida. To participate, anglers are asked to photograph and report their nonnative fish catch during the contest period, Feb. 21 – March 1. 

TrophyCatch helps demonstrate success of Lake Trafford restoration

February 19, 2015 

During a recent fishing tournament, John Stewart, 54, of Alva caught, documented and released an 8-pound, 2-ounce Florida largemouth bass on Lake Trafford. 

Gulf recreational red snapper season workshops scheduled for March

February 18, 2015 

Staff will gather public input on a proposed 2015 season that would start May 23 and run through July 12, resume for all of Labor Day weekend and finish with Saturdays and Sundays throughout September and October, with the last day of harvest being Sunday, Nov. 1.  

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic promises day of learning, fun

February 17, 2015 

Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing fun, family outings are the objectives for the Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Crystal River on Feb. 28. 

Annual student archery tournament to be held in Newberry

February 16, 2015 

The 2015 National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament for Florida will be held in Newberry on Feb. 28. 

Bully netting and barracuda workshops scheduled for late February and early March

February 16, 2015 

The bully netting workshops will focus on commercial license requirements, commercial harvest limits and other potential management measures and at the barracuda workshops, staff will gather public input on potential regulation changes such as commercial and recreational bag limits, size limits, gear restrictions, region-specific regulations or other related management options for barracuda.  

Sign up your kids for summer camp now!

February 11, 2015 

Registration has begun for the Outdoor Adventure Camp at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Ocala Conservation Center in the Ocala National Forest. Registration is limited; don’t miss out on this exciting summer camp program. 

FWC, partners introduce foster children to outdoor activities

February 09, 2015 

The FWC, in partnership with the Florida Department of Children and Families, Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition and Florida Rep. Ben Albritton, hosted a youth event for Florida’s foster children. 

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