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Learn a hobby at free Women’s Fishing Clinic in Crystal River

October 14, 2015 

Learn the skills to successfully cast your line into the sea by registering today for the FWC's Women’s Fishing Clinic in Crystal River on Nov. 14. Participants will not only take home a lifelong hobby, they will leave with a new appreciation for the marine environment.  

FWRI opens its doors for the 21st annual MarineQuest

October 13, 2015 

The public is invited to explore Florida’s fish and wildlife and their habitats at the open house Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at FWRI’s headquarters on Tampa Bay (100 8th Ave. S.E., in downtown St. Petersburg). 

FWC addresses invasive plant growth in St. Johns River

October 13, 2015 

Applications of glyphosate and imazapyr aquatic herbicides will be made from Oct. 15 to 30 , if weather permits, on portions of the river between Highways 520 and 50. There are no restrictions on the use of water in the treatment area for recreational purposes, including swimming and fishing.  

FWC to conduct aquatic weed control on Lake Rousseau

October 13, 2015 

The FWC will be conducting aquatic weed control operations in Lake Rousseau through Oct. 23, using EPA-approved herbicides. During this period, water lettuce and water hyacinth found anywhere on the lake will be treated.  

Help plan the future of Salt Lake Wildlife Management Area

October 12, 2015 

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) staff will present the draft land management plan for the FWC-managed WMA, and people will be encouraged to comment and ask questions.  

Plan to conserve Panama City crayfish goes to public for input

October 09, 2015 

The FWC is holding public meetings in Bay County this month to present a draft management plan to conserve the Panama City crayfish. 

Orange Lake Habitat Management Plan needs stakeholder involvement, input

October 08, 2015 

Residents, business owners and everyone who has interest in the Orange Lake Habitat Management Plan Stakeholder Process, are welcome to attend the Oct. 13 meeting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Grand Lake RV and Golf Resort, located off Highway 318 just east of I-75. 

Stone crab season opens Oct. 15 in state, federal waters

October 07, 2015 

For more information on harvesting stone crabs for recreation, as well as commercial stone crab regulations and licensing information, go online to (click on “Saltwater”). 

New stone crab trap specifications in Collier, Monroe and Miami-Dade counties

October 07, 2015 

Effective Oct. 5, the use of round entrances (also known as throats or funnels) is no longer allowed for stone crab traps used in state or federal waters off Collier, Monroe and Miami-Dade counties. 

Idle-speed, no-wake zone temporarily in effect for a portion of the St. Johns River

October 01, 2015 

A temporary idle-speed, no-wake zone has been enacted for the portion of the St. Johns River between the South Moon Canal and State Road 40 Bridge in Astor. 

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