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FWC changes gag, red grouper management in Gulf, soon achieving consistency w/federal protections

November 16, 2011 

The changes add protections for gag grouper, increase bag limit for red grouper. 

Fishing associations honor 6 FWC employees for conservation work

November 16, 2011 

One is the new head of the Div. of Marine Fisheries Mgt.; the other 5 are with the Div. of Law Enforcement. 

Duck-hunting blind on Guana River WMA serves persons with disabilities

November 16, 2011 

The blind is suitable for duck hunting or wildlife viewing. 

Lake Harris hydrilla treatments in November

November 16, 2011 

The treatment will be on about 800 acres on the southwest side of the lake. 

Palm Beach Co. commercial fisherman in Brevard Co. fined $50,000

November 15, 2011 

Vessel inspection by joint federal-state detail led to discovery of hidden compartment. 

Gag grouper season to close in Gulf state waters Nov. 16

November 14, 2011 

Final day of harvesting is Nov. 15. 

Slow down for manatees migrating to warmer waters

November 14, 2011 

November is Manatee Awareness Month. 

High water prompts restrictions for E'glades-area WMA

November 10, 2011 

The action is necessary to protect wildlife seeking refuge on area tree islands and levees. 

FWC shares black bear conservation success, solicits feedback on new bear management plan

November 10, 2011 

Florida black bear population has rebounded to an estimated 3,000 bears today.  

Dixie County child killed in hunting incident

November 10, 2011 

He suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the chest. 

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The bowfin, or mudfish, is a ‘living fossil’ and is the only freshwater fish with a gular bone, a bony plate on the exterior of the lower jaw between the two jawbones.

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