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FWC reminds residents in panther country to take steps to protect small livestock

October 18, 2018 

Because of recent incidents of Florida panthers taking livestock and pets in Golden Gates Estates in Collier County, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is advising residents in the area to take the necessary precautions to properly shelter animals such as goats, sheep, calves, pigs, donkeys and chickens. 

You’re invited to MarineQuest 2018!

October 16, 2018 

The public is invited to learn about Florida’s fish, wildlife and their habitats on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at FWRI’s headquarters in downtown St. Petersburg, 100 Eighth Ave. SE. MarineQuest is a free, family-friendly event.  

Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in November

October 16, 2018 

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. 

FWC restores aquatic habitat on Orange Lake

October 08, 2018 

About 160 acres of willows and invasive exotic sedge and floating tussocks will be administered treatment, which will improve habitat for waterfowl and restore conditions favorable for the fishery in the lake near Gainesville in Alachua County.  

FWC seeks input on invasive species rules

October 08, 2018 

Invasive species are animals not native to Florida that cause economic or environmental harm or pose a threat to human safety. More than 500 nonnative species have been reported in Florida.  

FWC marine fisheries director Jessica McCawley named South Atlantic Fishery Management Council chair

October 05, 2018 

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is responsible for the conservation and management of fish stocks within federal waters of the Atlantic off the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and east Florida to Key West.  

Hunter safety courses offered in 4 counties

October 05, 2018 

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 West Palm Beach at 561-625-5122.  

FWC schedules aquatic plant control on St. Johns River

October 04, 2018 

The treatment to control invasive water hyacinth and water lettuce will be conducted on targeted areas of the river, starting south of Highway 520 and continuing north along the river until about 3 miles north of Jim’s Creek. 

**Photo Release** FWC, partners highlight technology used to research and monitor red tide

October 04, 2018 

FWC scientists at FWRI provided updates, demonstrated technology used to research and monitor naturally-occurring red tide, and highlighted the innovative public-private partnerships that support impacted communities and combat red tide. 

FWC will provide interactive daily sampling map for red tide

October 04, 2018 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will provide an enhanced, interactive map updated daily of water samples to inform the public on the status of naturally-occurring red tide throughout the state. 

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