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Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Cape Canaveral promises day of learning, fun

June 08, 2017 

Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing fun, family outings are the objectives for the Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Cape Canaveral on June 24. 

FWC seeks input on conserving Florida burrowing owls in urban landscapes

June 08, 2017 

The meeting will focus primarily on the process for developing permitting guidelines and on interim permitting processes for Florida burrowing owls in urban areas. 

Citizen scientists needed for FWC barotrauma tool study

June 08, 2017 

The FWC is seeking volunteer anglers and charter/headboat captains to take part in a descending-device citizen science study. Descending devices are tools used to recompress the swim bladder and increase a fish’s chance of survival. 

Placement of artificial reef modules off Mexico Beach now complete

June 07, 2017 

A total of 471 prefabricated concrete artificial reef modules were deployed in three artificial reef permitted areas offshore of Mexico Beach.  

2017 bay scallop season in Dixie/Taylor counties starts June 16

June 07, 2017 

These new season dates are for 2017 only and are an opportunity to explore regionally-specific bay scallop seasons.  

FWC Commission to discuss changes to Gulf red snapper season during special meeting Friday June 9

June 06, 2017 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will have a special meeting at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, June 9, to discuss the Gulf red snapper season for private recreational anglers in state and federal waters.  

Learn to stay safe in the woods – take a hunter safety class

June 05, 2017 

You can register for a hunter safety class by going to MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by contacting your nearest FWC regional office.  

Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in July

June 05, 2017 

Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Lake City at 386-758-0525. 

FWC and Seminole County providing discounted bear-resistant trash cans

June 01, 2017 

The FWC awarded Seminole County a $200,000 BearWise grant to help reduce prices for residents living within the Urban Bear Management Area (west of Interstate 4).  

Fishing booms in the Everglades

June 01, 2017 

. Low water levels in the marsh are concentrating fish in the L-67A and other canals of the Everglades WMA, and anglers are frequently reporting catches of multiple fish per hour.  

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