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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. 

FWC charges Miami man with felony dumping

May 18, 2010 

It's not the usual fish and wildlife law violation case, but illegal dumping can have negative impacts on Florida's precious fish and wildlife resources.  

FWC offers free hunter safety course in Miami

May 18, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course May 21-23 in Miami-Dade County. Attendance on all three days is required for those seeking certification.  

FWC, along with all the rest of Florida, stands prepared

May 17, 2010 

We often take for granted all the things that make our life easy until something happens to make us sit up and take notice.  

FWC dedicates 33 new officers to conservation efforts

May 17, 2010 

The 33 new officers who make up the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) most recent graduating class are a diverse bunch. But, however unique their backgrounds, they share a common goal.  

FWC, NOAA to increase data collection on Gulf red snapper to address oil spill impacts

May 14, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and NOAA Fisheries Service are keeping a close eye on the BP oil spill. So far the only impacts off Florida's coast have been in the form of fishing closures well offshore in federal waters where oil has been spotted. Fishing continues to be open in the vast majority of Gulf of Mexico waters.  

Stone crab season closing

May 14, 2010 

The season for all harvest, possession and sale of stone crab claws in Florida closes on May 16. This closure occurs each year to help protect and sustain Florida's valuable stone crab resource. 

FWC busts boaters under the influence

May 14, 2010 

It's that time of year when boaters are hitting the water in large numbers. They're sharing the water with officers of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). And the FWC is serious about busting boaters under the influence of alcohol and drugs. 

FWC emergency meeting will focus on oil spill response

May 13, 2010 

May 19 in St. Pete Beach. 

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