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FWC seeks input on derelict vessel management

July 27, 2015 

As part of its efforts to deter and address derelict vessels in Florida’s waterways, FWC staff will meet with stakeholders to gather input as well as discuss potential proposals that would affect the management of at-risk and derelict vessels. This is one of five meetings being held around the state. 

FWC completes boating accident investigation, arrests Naples man

July 24, 2015 

Jeffrey Jackmack (DOB 06/16/1970) of Naples was the operator of a vessel involved in a fatal Collier County boating accident on June 2, 2013.  

Workshop set for gopher tortoise conservation in northeast Florida

July 21, 2015 

The goal of these workshops is to identify ways counties and cities can participate in protecting one of Florida’s threatened species. In addition, the FWC will discuss financial incentives available for local governments. 

The Great Outdoors Day Free Kids’ Fishing Derby is July 25 in Kissimmee

July 21, 2015 

The derby is Saturday, July 25, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. for children ages 5-15, at the Kissimmee Civic Center Pond, 201 E. Dakin Ave., Kissimmee, FL 34741. An FWC biologist will be on hand to assist participants. Bait and fishing equipment will be provided but children are welcome to bring their own. 

Discarded monofilament line injures, kills wildlife

July 21, 2015 

Tackle should be checked frequently for frayed line that may easily break. Unwanted or damaged line should be stored safely and securely until it can be placed in a recycling bin. If you see discarded monofilament line while you are out, pick it up, secure it and dispose of it appropriately. 

FWC arrests poachers for possession of illegal species, including sea turtle

July 20, 2015 

As a result of an ongoing marine resource investigation, FWC officers conducted stops on two suspect vessels. These stops revealed undersized and illegal species onboard each vessel. 

Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Lake Tohopekaliga

July 17, 2015 

The FWC will treat hydrilla in portions of Lake Tohopekaliga (Lake Toho) on July 22, weather permitting.  

Free hunter safety Internet-completion course offered in Broward County

July 15, 2015 

People interested in attending this course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s South Region Office at 561-625-5122. 

Hunter safety Internet-completion courses offered in August

July 15, 2015 

Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Lake City at 386-758-0525. 

Bowhunter education course scheduled for Columbia County

July 15, 2015 

This field day class is designed to be a hands-on, constructive learning experience that will include bow setup and shooting, field walks, exercises in following the animal’s trail, erecting and safely ascending and descending from tree stands, as well as equipment preparation and survival techniques. 

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Vessels 16 feet or longer must carry at least 3 daytime and 3 nighttime visual distress signals (or 3 combination daytime/nighttime signals) at all times when on coastal waters.

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