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Springtime brings close encounters of manatees, boaters

April 01, 2015 

Boaters can enjoy opportunities to observe one of Florida’s unique species but to avoid colliding with manatees, people on the water should take basic steps such as slowing down, watching out for the animals and complying with regulations in manatee zones. 

FWC deactivates Zone 5 boating restrictions on Santa Fe River

March 25, 2015 

The FWC lifted the idle-speed, no-wake restriction on Zone 5, which runs from River Rise in O’Leno State Park west to the confluence of the Suwannee River. This 32-mile segment is an idle-speed, no-wake zone when the Santa Fe River reaches 17 feet, as indicated on the Three Rivers gauge, where flood stage is 19 feet. 

Little Lake Harris to receive hydrilla treatment

March 12, 2015 

Hydrilla is an invasive, exotic, aquatic plant spread easily by boats throughout the state's lakes and rivers. Managing and treating it is necessary for the health of Florida's waters and to enable continued recreational boating and other aquatic activities. 

Boat ramp to close at 40 Mile Bend for repairs

March 09, 2015 

This boat ramp provides access to the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area. It will be closed to public use while the FWC repairs the ramp. The FWC anticipates the closure to last one week, March 17 – March 24. 

FWC arrests man for vessel homicide

February 27, 2015 

Following the completion of an accident investigation, the FWC issued an arrest warrant for a Sunny Isles man on a vessel homicide charge. Felipe Escobar turned himself in when notified. 

FWC requests public to share images, video of barge that sank in Fort Pierce inlet

February 26, 2015 

FWC Law Enforcement is continuing the investigation into the cirumstances surrounding a barge that sank in the Fort Pierce inlet on Feb. 24 and is asking the public for help gathering information. 

Idle-speed, no-wake zone activated on stretch of Santa Fe River

January 27, 2015 

Zone 5 is a 32-mile stretch from River Rise within O’Leno State Park west to the confluence of the Suwannee River. 

TrophyCatch boat giveaway comes full circle for winner

January 27, 2015 

Tallahassee woman wins $40,000 Phoenix bass boat. 

Public meeting set on managing aquatic plant life in Lake Jackson

January 23, 2015 

The meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 3, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Lake Jackson Community Center, 3840 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee. 

Blue crab trap closure in northwest Florida starts Jan. 5

December 29, 2014 

Until trap season reopens, blue crabs may be harvested with other gear, such as dip nets and fold-up traps. 

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