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FWC continues seagrass research and conservation with new status report

February 27, 2017 

Scientists and collaborators from agencies across Florida, including researchers with the Seagrass Integrated Mapping and Monitoring Program of the FWC’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, published new information this month on seagrass health and status.  

Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Lake Hatchineha

February 27, 2017 

The FWC will treat portions of Lake Hatchineha in Osceola County for invasive hydrilla from Feb. 27 through March 10, weather permitting. 

Snook to reopen in Gulf waters

February 22, 2017 

The recreational harvest season for snook reopens March 1 and remains open through April 30 in Florida’s Gulf of Mexico state and adjacent federal waters, including Everglades National Park and Monroe County.  

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Naples promises day of learning and fun

February 22, 2017 

The FWC will offer a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic on March 11 for children between the ages of 5 and 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Naples Pier. 

Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Lake Kissimmee

February 20, 2017 

The FWC will treat portions of Lake Kissimmee in Osceola County for invasive hydrilla from Feb. 20 through March 3, weather permitting. 

FWC plans prescribed burn on Lake Okeechobee

February 15, 2017 

The FWC is planning a prescribed burn on 2,500 acres of Lake Okeechobee, between the Kissimmee River and Buckhead Ridge Canal, to improve fish and wildlife habitat. The prescribed burn is scheduled for Feb. 16, weather permitting.  

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Crystal River promises day of learning, fun

February 14, 2017 

The FWC will offer a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic for children between the ages of 5 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fort Island Trail State Park, 12073 W. Fort Island Trail. 

FWC installs new artificial fish attractors on Lake Toho

February 14, 2017 

The new artificial fish attractors, made of synthetic brush, are expected to be more effective and durable than the oak trees used as attractors in previous years.  

Catch a Florida Memory with 11-year-old Tristan

February 13, 2017 

Last fall, Tristan submitted photos of himself with 10 of the species on the list, allowing him to join the first tier of the Saltwater Fish Life List Club rewards program.  

Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Lake Toho

February 13, 2017 

From Feb. 13-24, the FWC will treat 2,300 acres of Lake Toho, following a plan created with input from stakeholders during a public meeting on Sept. 13, 2016.  

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