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Media statement: FWC Commission shore-based shark fishing update

December 12, 2018 

The FWC approved draft changes to shark fishing regulations, including management changes for the shore-based shark fishery.  

Media statement: FWC Commission Blue Heron Bridge dive site update

December 12, 2018 

The FWC approved a draft proposal that would maintain high-quality snorkeling and diving opportunities at the Blue Heron Bridge/Phil Foster County Park in Palm Beach County.  

FWC seeks input on bay scallop long-term management solutions and announces 2019 regional season dates in most areas

December 10, 2018 

The FWC is gathering input on the bay scallop season structure for 2020 and beyond via an online survey.  

Two idle-speed, no-wake zones now activated on Suwannee, Santa Fe rivers

December 10, 2018 

Zone 1 was activated on the Suwannee and runs from the U.S. 90 Bridge at Ellaville south to the State Road 51 Bridge at Luraville. On the Santa Fe, Zone 8 was activated.  

TrophyCatch awards Season 6 Phoenix bass boat package

December 06, 2018 

The FWC's TrophyCatch program awarded its Season 6 Phoenix 819 Pro bass boat and trailer, powered by a 200 hp Mercury Marine outboard, guided with a MotorGuide trolling motor and anchored with a Power-Pole, to Benjamin Porter from Jacksonville.  

FWC to meet Dec. 12-13 in St. Augustine

December 05, 2018 

The FWC will meet Dec. 12-13 at World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort, 500 S. Legacy Trail, St. Augustine, Florida 32092. Both days are open to the public. 

FWC adds new opportunities to catch a Florida Saltwater Fishing Record

December 05, 2018 

Four new species – white grunt, blueline tilefish, schoolmaster snapper and red porgy – will be added to the list of species eligible for a Florida Saltwater Fishing Record.  

FWC installs signs around Port Orange Critical Wildlife Area in Volusia County

December 04, 2018 

Port Orange CWA is closed to public access from Jan. 1 to Aug. 31 to help conserve nesting birds. The new in-water signs alert boaters and others enjoying area waterways about the CWA boundaries.  

A look at migratory bird management and hunting

December 03, 2018 

December brings cooler weather and with that comes wintering migratory birds just in time for the start of the second phase of waterfowl and coot season and the third phase of mourning and white-winged dove. 

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