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Say ‘I Do’ to getting a fishing license and helping conservation

July 30, 2015 

The “I Do” Fishing License Campaign emphasizes the fact that you don't have to fish to benefit from purchasing a Florida fishing license. Fishing is important to Florida’s economy and quality of life, and buying a fishing license is a simple way for a non-angler to support conservation. 

Spiny lobster season has added bonus this year

July 28, 2015 

This year, divers have an incentive to remove some invasive lionfish while they’re in the water. Divers can take one extra spiny lobster each day during the two-day sport season if they also harvest 10 or more lionfish first, on the same day. 

The Great Outdoors Day Free Kids’ Fishing Derby is July 25 in Kissimmee

July 21, 2015 

The derby is Saturday, July 25, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. for children ages 5-15, at the Kissimmee Civic Center Pond, 201 E. Dakin Ave., Kissimmee, FL 34741. An FWC biologist will be on hand to assist participants. Bait and fishing equipment will be provided but children are welcome to bring their own. 

Discarded monofilament line injures, kills wildlife

July 21, 2015 

Tackle should be checked frequently for frayed line that may easily break. Unwanted or damaged line should be stored safely and securely until it can be placed in a recycling bin. If you see discarded monofilament line while you are out, pick it up, secure it and dispose of it appropriately. 

FWC arrests poachers for possession of illegal species, including sea turtle

July 20, 2015 

As a result of an ongoing marine resource investigation, FWC officers conducted stops on two suspect vessels. These stops revealed undersized and illegal species onboard each vessel. 

Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Lake Tohopekaliga

July 17, 2015 

The FWC will treat hydrilla in portions of Lake Tohopekaliga (Lake Toho) on July 22, weather permitting.  

FWC Enlists Gulf Reef Fish Anglers to Provide Data

July 15, 2015 

The FWC is asking for anglers’ assistance through participation in the Gulf Reef Fish Survey. This new data collection program will improve how recreational catch is monitored and provide information needed to ensure sustainable fisheries in Florida.  

Big Bend Florida blue crab trap closure starts July 20

July 14, 2015 

Recreational and commercial blue crab traps in state waters from the Pasco-Hernando county line to the Wakulla-Franklin county line, including all waters of the Ochlockonee River and Bay, must be removed from the water before July 20, the first day of a 10-day trap closure. 

Blue crab trap closure in South-S.W. Florida starts Friday

July 09, 2015 

Recreational and commercial blue crab traps in state waters from the Palm Beach-Broward county line to the Pasco-Hernando county line must be removed from the water before Friday, July 10, the first day of a 10-day trap closure. 

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic promises day of learning, fun

July 06, 2015 

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 Palm Coast on July 11. 

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FWC Facts:
Brown hoplo, a nonnative, armored catfish, is found throughout central and south Florida. They can survive in low-oxygen backwaters and ditches, where they gulp air at the surface.

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