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Gulf recreational snook harvest to reopen Sept. 1

June 12, 2013 

It had been closed following a cold snap in 2010. 

Commissioners approve easier-to-follow marine fisheries regulations

June 12, 2013 

Revised rules take effect Sept. 1. 

Fishing association honors 2 FWC employees

June 12, 2013 

Biologist Wes Porak, Officer Bryce Phillippi recognized by Florida Guides Association. 

FWC permanently waives license requirement for lionfish harvest

June 12, 2013 

Lionfish are a nonnative, invasive species. 

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Saxitoxin, the compound that produces paralytic shellfish poisoning, was used in suicide pills for U.S. U-2 spy plane pilots in the Cold War in case of crash and potential capture.

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