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High water prompts temporary closure to interior of Everglades WMA

September 08, 2016 

Due to recent storm events, the FWC has temporarily closed several activities and roads in the Everglades Wildlife Management Area until further notice. Fishing and other specified activities will remain open. 

Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida honors FWC marine field mechanic David Broughton as 2016 Rodney Barreto Employee of the Year

September 08, 2016 

The Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida recognized FWC marine field mechanic David Broughton as its 2016 Rodney Barreto Employee of the Year.  

Mike Brooks, leader of Florida’s Wildlife Management Areas, receives conservation excellence award

September 08, 2016 

Mike Brooks, an innovative leader of the state’s Wildlife Management Area system, has been honored with the 2016 Louise Humphrey Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to the conservation of Florida’s fish and wildlife. 

FWC expands fishing opportunities for black sea bass in Atlantic

September 08, 2016 

Recreational anglers will soon be able to take seven black sea bass per person, per day. The bag limit is currently five.  

Several Atlantic gray triggerfish management measures approved at FWC meeting

September 08, 2016 

At the September meeting in St. Augustine, the FWC approved several changes to gray triggerfish management in Atlantic state waters. 

Four outdated St. Lucie rules repealed

September 08, 2016 

At the September meeting in St. Augustine, the FWC approved the repeal of four outdated regulations that applied in St. Lucie County only. 

NW Florida red drum bag limit to remain at 1 fish

September 08, 2016 

The recreational red drum daily bag limit in the Northwest Red Drum Management Zone (Escambia County through Fred Howard Park near Pasco County) will remain one fish per person.  

FWC approves Gulf greater amberjack season closure

September 08, 2016 

At its Sept. 8 meeting in St. Augustine, the FWC approved closing Gulf state waters to recreational harvest of greater amberjack for the remainder of 2016.  

As Florida recovers from Hurricane Hermine, FWC extends recreational red snapper season per Gov. Rick Scott’s request

September 08, 2016 

Following a request from Gov. Rick Scott, the FWC, has expanded the recreational red snapper season in Gulf state waters by adding an additional seven days in November. 

Mutton snapper management changes approved, effective Jan. 1

September 08, 2016 

The FWC approved several mutton snapper management changes at the September meeting in St. Augustine. The changes will go into effect Jan. 1, 2017. 

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