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FWC announces blue crab trap area closure

December 29, 2010 

This closure will give authorized groups the opportunity to identify and retrieve lost and abandoned blue crab traps from the coastal and inland waters in the area. 

Grouper harvest closes in all Atlantic, Monroe Co. waters Jan. 1

December 29, 2010 

This annual harvest season closure is intended to help reduce overfishing of grouper in the Atlantic.  

Gulf gag grouper recreational harvest in federal waters closes Jan. 1

December 28, 2010 

The recreational harvest of gag grouper in Gulf of Mexico federal waters off Florida will be prohibited beginning Jan. 1.  

South Florida spotted seatrout season opens Jan. 1

December 28, 2010 

Spotted seatrout harvest has been closed since Nov. 1 in this part of the state to help maintain an abundant fishery.  

High school students: Time to enter manatee art contest

December 27, 2010 

Students in grades 9-12 in Florida should coordinate with their school's art teacher to submit the artwork. 

Hundreds of manatees on the move in Palm Beach, Broward counties; boaters cautioned

December 22, 2010 

The FWC urges boaters to take special care to avoid coming close to these marine mammals that are already stressed because of the cold snap.  

2 Polk Co. lakes receive fish attractors for the holidays

December 22, 2010 

Anglers who plan on fishing during the holiday season may have some extra luck at lakes Walk-in-Water and Tiger, off State Road 60 near Lake Wales.  

Large male bear found dead near Holt; FWC seeks shooter

December 22, 2010 

The bear could be the same one reported by Guest Lake residents for getting into residential garbage cans. 

FWC seeks information in bear killing

December 21, 2010 

The 108-pound bear was apparently killed elsewhere, then dumped on a woods road east of Springhill Road near Fisher Creek in southern Leon County. 

FWC works to protect livestock from panthers

December 20, 2010 

The FWC has confirmed at least six panther depredations since the beginning of December in the Golden Gate Estates area of Collier Co. 

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