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  • FWC Commission meeting marine fisheries items to be discussed April 19-20 in Tallahassee. Topics include Gulf red snapper, 4-county region gag grouper, Warren Bayou in Bay County, king mackerel, lionfish and more. More information. External Website
  • Red snapper: FWC approved a 78-day recreational season in state waters at April Commisson meeting. The approved season will be: 

    • Open Saturdays and Sundays in May starting the first Saturday in May.
    • Daily starting the Saturday before Memorial Day through Sunday following Independence Day.
    • Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September and October, plus Labor Day.
  • Greater amberjack: The recreational season for greater amberjack is closing in Gulf federal waters March 24 through Dec. 31, 2017. More informationExternal Website
  • Flounder, Sheepshead, Tripletail: FWC staff gathering public input. Submit your feedback online today at
  • Participate in the Lionfish Panhandle Pilot Program.

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FWC Facts:
In order to stick to plants, larval spotted gar have suction snouts that later become the long, teeth-filled snout.

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