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FWC wraps up 2-day meeting in Apalachicola

February 18, 2010 

Commissioners wade through numerous high-profile issues. 

FWC proposes weakfish management changes

February 18, 2010 

In Florida, weakfish are found only in the extreme northeast part of the state.  

FWC proposes more protection for bonefish

February 18, 2010 

Final public hearing will be in April. 

FWC proposes changes to ballyhoo fishery rules

February 18, 2010 

Fishermen harvest ballyhoo with lampara nets and sell them recreational anglers for use as bait.  

FWC acts to protect lemon sharks

February 18, 2010 

Lemon sharks have a high potential to be overharvested.  

FWC staff recommends random drawing for hunt permits

February 18, 2010 

The change will take place in the 2010-11 hunting season.  

FWC proposes change to oyster rules

February 18, 2010 

The change will help oyster fishermen adjust to pending restrictions regarding time allowed to harvest and transport oysters on the water in Florida.  

FWC committed to Youth Conservation Center initiatives

February 18, 2010 

Statewide network of centers to be modeled after the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center near Monticello.  

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The Florida manatee, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, is a large, gray, sausage-shaped marine mammal with leathery looking skin similar to an elephant's.

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