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Lionfish Panhandle Pilot Program ends May 19

March 10, 2017 

This yearlong lionfish removal incentive program rewards divers for harvesting lionfish off Escambia through Franklin counties. The program may be ending, but lionfish are open for harvest year-round and there are no bag or size limits. 

Be a citizen-scientist this horseshoe crab spawning season

March 09, 2017 

Biologists with the FWC are asking the public to report horseshoe crab sightings. For 15 years, citizens have reported horseshoe crab sightings to the FWC, providing important information about population distribution.  

Help plan the future of the Bullfrog Creek Wildlife and Environmental Area

March 09, 2017 

A 10-year plan for the Bullfrog Creek Wildlife and Environmental Area will be presented at a public hearing in Hillsborough County on Thursday, March 16. 

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

March 08, 2017 

Invasive hydrilla will be treated only in boat trails, but water lettuce and water hyacinth will be treated throughout the lake. 

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Daytona Beach promises day of learning, fun

March 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 Daytona Beach on March 25. 

Help plan the future of Moody Branch Wildlife and Environmental Area

March 07, 2017 

People are invited to the 7 p.m. public hearing at the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners Chambers, 1112 Manatee Ave. W, Bradenton. 

Workshops scheduled: FWC seeking public input on gag grouper season in 4-county Gulf region

March 06, 2017 

FWC staff have received stakeholder requests for a longer season in this area, which is currently open yearly from April 1 through June 30.  

Hunt spring turkeys on 42 WMAs without a quota

March 03, 2017 

Spring turkey season south of S.R. 70 runs March 4 through April 9. In the rest of the state (except for Holmes County), it is March 18 through April 23. In Holmes County, the season is March 18 through April 2. 

Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinics coming up in Fort Pierce, Melbourne Beach

March 02, 2017 

The free, day-long clinics are from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Fort Pierce Inlet State Park, 905 Shorewinds Dr., Fort Pierce, and at Sebastian Inlet State Park, 9700 S. State Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach. 

FWC promotes boating safety in Lee, Charlotte and Sarasota counties

March 02, 2017 

The FWC reminds boaters to enjoy their time on the water by taking a few safety precautions, such as wearing a life jacket, being prepared and alert, and taking a boating safety class. 

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