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FWC hosts bay scallop meeting in Port St. Joe April 27

April 27, 2016 

FWC is hosting a meeting starting at 5 p.m. ET, Wednesday, April 27 at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building in Port St. Joe. FWC research and management staff will be on hand, along with representatives of local government, to field questions. 

Free outdoor event hosted April 30 at Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center

April 25, 2016 

Families looking for a day of outdoor fun are invited to attend the FWC's 2016 Outdoor Experience, a free event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 30 at the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center.  

Santa Fe River’s idle-speed, no-wake zone deactivated

April 25, 2016 

The Santa Fe River’s idle-speed, no-wake Zone 8 has been deactivated. There are now no active zones on the Santa Fe or Suwannee, according to FWC officials.  

Florida fishing and boating programs receive first-ever George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar™ Education Fund grants

April 21, 2016 

Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces - Miami EcoAdventures, a partner of FYCCN, received a George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar™ Education Fund grants to provide fishing and boating experiences for Hispanic families.  

Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic with kayaking coming up in Apollo Beach

April 18, 2016 

The FWC is hosting a Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic in Apollo Beach on May 7. The free, day-long clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Suncoast Youth Conservation Center. 

Santa Fe River’s idle-speed, no-wake Zone 7 deactivated;

April 18, 2016 

The Santa Fe River’s idle-speed, no-wake Zone 7 was deactivated Sunday. Zone 8 is the only zone still activated at the present time, according to FWC officials.  

FWC deactivates idle-speed, no-wake restrictions on Suwannee River’s Zone 3; two zones still active

April 15, 2016 

The Suwannee River dropped below the activation trigger at Branford April 15, resulting in the deactivation of the idle-speed, no-wake Zone 3 on the Suwannee River. The Santa Fe River’s Zones 7 and 8 remain activated.  

Lionfish beware: FWC approves two-part lionfish removal effort for 2016

April 14, 2016 

At its April 13 meeting, the FWC approved a two-part lionfish plan to further encourage removals of the invasive species in 2016. The initiative will include a statewide reward program that will expand upon 2015 efforts and a Panhandle Pilot Program.  

Red drum bag limit lowered to 1 fish in northwest Florida starting May 1

April 14, 2016 

At its April 13 meeting, the FWC approved a measure to lower the recreational red drum daily bag limit in the northwest red drum management zone (Escambia County through Fred Howard Park near Pasco County) from two fish to one fish per person. This change will go into effect Sunday, May 1.  

FWC deactivates idle-speed, no-wake restrictions on Suwannee River’s Zone 1; three zones still active

April 13, 2016 

The Suwannee River dropped below the activation trigger at Ellaville Tuesday, prompting the FWC to deactivate idle-speed, no-wake restrictions for the area of the river from U.S. 90 in Ellaville south to State Road 51 in Luraville. 

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