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FWC uses valuable aviation asset to rescue parachutist

July 21, 2010 

When FWC pilot David Calianno learned Sunday that there was a parachutist missing from Quincy, he called fellow pilot John McDonald to meet him with the FWC Huey helicopter.  

Get ready for lobster seasons

July 21, 2010 

Recreational and commercial harvest seasons for spiny lobster in Florida reopen soon. The special two-day spiny lobster sport season comes first, July 28-29 this year, followed by the regular commercial and recreational lobster season, Aug. 6 - March 31.  

Gulf red snapper sport season closes July 24

July 21, 2010 

The closure was established to limit the harvest of red snapper in the Gulf and help rebuild overfished stocks so anglers can enjoy better red snapper fishing in the future.  

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FWC Facts:
Just like fish, blue crabs use gills to breathe. But unlike fish, blue crabs can survive out of water for over 24 hours, as long as their gills are kept moist.

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