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FWC biologists discover new species in Hillsborough fisherman’s catch

March 31, 2011 

A scientific publication released Thursday officially announced the discovery of Chromodoris fentoni, a type of shell-less snail known as a nudibranch. 

Family fishing day offered at Tuscawilla Park

March 31, 2011 

11th annual event is Saturday, April 2 from 8 a.m. - noon. 

Freshwater fishing opportunities April 2-3 in Florida

March 30, 2011 

Both residents and nonresidents can fish in public fresh waters across the state without a license during the weekend of April 2 and 3. 

Eagle Scout candidate shows love for kestrels

March 30, 2011 

10 new nest boxes now rise high above the sandhills and scrub on the Tide Swamp Wildlife Management Area in Taylor Co. 

Collier Co. beach areas to close temporarily for nesting shorebirds

March 30, 2011 

Areas will remain closed until the end of nesting season in mid-August or until nesting is complete, whichever comes first. 

FWC to treat Cherry Lake to manage water hyacinth

March 30, 2011 

People can still swim and fish in Cherry Lake as the FWC manages the invasive nonnative plants. 

Little Estero, nearby beaches posted to protect nesting shorebirds

March 30, 2011 

Shorebirds such as least terns and snowy plovers lay their well-camouflaged eggs directly on the sand, making them nearly invisible to predators and to the untrained human eye. 

FWC offers hunter safety course in Leon Co.

March 30, 2011 

The course will be conducted in the second-floor conference room of the Farris Bryant Building in Tallahassee, beginning April 12. 

FWC offers hunter safety course in Santa Rosa Co.

March 30, 2011 

The course will be conducted at Avalon Middle School in Milton, beginning April 12. 

FWC meeting in Havana set for April 6-7

March 29, 2011 

Marine issues will be considered during the first day. 

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