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FWC hosts public python workshops in south Florida

October 30, 2017 

In partnership with Everglades National Park, the FWC is developing an Interagency Python Management Plan to identify goals and strategies for land managers to help control invasive Burmese pythons.  

FWC invites public comments for Division of Law Enforcement reaccreditation assessment

October 26, 2017 

The division must comply with approximately 240 standards to receive reaccreditation status. If the CFA determines the Division of Law Enforcement has complied with the appropriate standards, the reaccreditation will be awarded for three years. 

November weekend added to Gulf gray triggerfish state season

October 25, 2017 

Gray triggerfish will open in Gulf of Mexico state waters for recreational harvest Nov. 4 and 5. During this state season opening, the Gulf state waters minimum size limit is 14 inches fork length and the daily bag limit is two per person, per day. 

Hogfish recreational season closes Nov. 1 in Keys/east Florida state waters

October 25, 2017 

This closure includes all state waters south of Cape Sable, which is on the Gulf side of Florida, and up the Atlantic coast. The management boundary line is 25 degrees 9 minutes north latitude (a line due west of Cape Sable). 

10 communities apply for BearWise funding

October 25, 2017 

The FWC will evaluate the applications, prioritizing the communities with BearWise ordinances requiring residents and businesses to keep garbage secure from bears.  

Catch a Florida Memory celebrates 1-year anniversary with new partnerships, monthly raffles

October 17, 2017 

Catch a Florida Memory is excited to kick off new monthly raffles conducted by the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida. We are also excited to announce our new partnership with McLean Angling. 

Help plan the future of the Lake Tohopekaliga Islands Complex

October 17, 2017 

A 10-year plan for the Lake Tohopekaliga Islands Complex will be presented 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Osceola Board of County Commissioner Chambers in Kissimmee.  

Gov. Scott awards 3 FWC officers with Medals of Heroism

October 17, 2017 

These three FWC officers, along with many more stationed in the Keys, helped conduct search-and-rescue missions and responded to many requests for assistance and evacuation during and immediately following Hurricane Irma in Monroe County.  

FWC conducts Lake Istokpoga plant treatment

October 16, 2017 

The FWC plans to conduct aquatic plant treatments via helicopter on Lake Istokpoga on Tuesday, Oct. 17. The treatment areas will include shallow water marshes on Bumblebee Island and Big Island.  

Reminder: Goliath grouper in-person workshops scheduled in your area

October 13, 2017 

The FWC is hosting several public workshops in your area to gather public input on the management of goliath grouper, including the possibility of a limited harvest in Florida state waters.  

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