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FWC approves comprehensive bear management rules

June 24, 2015 

FWC Commissioners approved several bear-related rules that address a wide variety of tools to manage bears. 

Plan to conserve dozens of imperiled species updated

June 24, 2015 

Florida’s Imperiled Species Management Plan, a combination of species-specific actions and broader conservation strategies, is being updated to reflect both new scientific knowledge and significant input from the public. 

Gulf of Mexico greater amberjack size limit change approved by FWC

June 24, 2015 

The FWC approved changing the minimum size limit for greater amberjack caught in Gulf of Mexico state waters from 30 inches fork length to 34 inches fork length. This change will make state-water regulations in the Gulf consistent with pending federal regulation changes and will go into effect after federal regulations are approved.  

FWC approves new manatee zones for western Pinellas

June 24, 2015 

To develop the proposed manatee zones, the FWC worked closely with Pinellas County, local municipalities, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and a local rule review committee. The measures will provide important protection for manatees while having limited impacts on local businesses and boaters. 

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