Recent Captive Wildlife Rule Changes

Recent Rule Changes

In 2005, the FWC formed a technical assistance group, consisting of 11 experts, to review captive wildlife regulations and address current captive wildlife issues.  Their work has resulted in recent changes to the captive wildlife rules.

Captive Wildlife Technical Assistance Group Members

New rules went into effect August 27, 2009 and are summarized below:

Additional rules affecting captive wildlife owners and possessors went into effect Jan. 1, 2008. 

Rules regarding Red-eared Sliders became effective in July, 2007.



FWC Facts:
Boaters who accidentally strike a manatee are urged to report it to the FWC. You may not be subject to prosecution if you were following any speed restrictions at the time.

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