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State announces early opening of summer oyster areas

May 20, 2010 

Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson and Chairman Rodney Barreto of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced Thursday that the summer oyster-harvesting areas in the Apalachicola Bay System will open at 12:01 a.m. Friday - 11 days early.  

FWC hears update on oil spill response

May 20, 2010 

Florida is open for business. This was the recurring theme at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) emergency workshop May 19 in St. Pete Beach. The Commission met to discuss agency plans and actions and public concerns related to the ongoing Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  

FWC, Coast Guard embark on boating safety tour

May 20, 2010 

Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds all Florida boaters to rededicate themselves to boating safely.  

Florida panther experts honored by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

May 20, 2010 

Three Florida panther experts recently received a conservation award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for their work in managing the endangered species. 

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