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Atlantic snook to close in state and federal waters

May 25, 2017 

The recreational harvest of snook in Atlantic state and federal waters will close on June 1. 

Gag season starts June 1 in Gulf federal and most state waters

May 25, 2017 

The minimum size limit for gag grouper in Gulf waters is 24 inches total length, and the daily bag limit is two fish per person within the four-grouper per person aggregate limit.  

Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic coming up on St. George Island

May 22, 2017 

The free, day-long clinic is June 10 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the St. George Island State Park, 1900 E. Gulf Beach Drive. 

Remember: Lionfish Challenge 2017 starts tomorrow on Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day

May 19, 2017 

The 2017 Lionfish Challenge rewards recreational and commercial lionfish harvesters for their removal efforts with prizes and incentives.  

Knowing how to catch a giant (tarpon) is half the battle

May 15, 2017 

Techniques for tarpon fishing vary widely depending on geographic location and an angler’s personal preference.  

FWC highlights Chipola River in new video

May 11, 2017 

The FWC announces the release of its new video, “FLOW: the Chipola River Story.” “FLOW” features IGDA’s Top Female Angler of 2015, Meredith McCord, and tells the conservation story of the Chipola River.  

Stone crab season closes May 16

May 10, 2017 

The commercial and recreational harvest of stone crab claws in Florida closes on May 16, with the last day of harvest on May 15. Stone crab season will reopen on Oct. 15.  

Gulf cobia workshops scheduled: FWC seeking public input

May 09, 2017 

The FWC is hosting five public workshops and an online webinar to gather public input on the Gulf cobia fishery. 

Nature Coast Fishing for Youth program hosted this summer in Cedar Key

May 08, 2017 

The FWC is offering a free Nature Coast Fishing for Youth program in Cedar Key for youth between the ages of 5 and 15. Advance registration is required; no walk-ins will be accepted.  

Share your marine fisheries comments on new saltwater commenting webpage

May 08, 2017 

The FWC Division of Marine Fisheries Management wants to hear from you. In an effort to keep stakeholders informed and to gather public input on upcoming issues, a new webpage has been created: MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments.  

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