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FWC partners with Bienville Plantation to conduct bass tournament research

July 21, 2017 

There are many different livewell settings and management styles, so the FWC designed a research study to determine which combination of livewell settings and management styles provide the best water quality to keep the bass healthy prior to their release.  

FWC workshop in Lake County encourages local governments to conserve gopher tortoises

July 20, 2017 

The goal of these workshops is to identify ways cities and counties can participate in protecting one of Florida’s threatened species. In addition, the FWC will discuss financial incentives available for local governments.  

FWC workshop in Polk County encourages local governments to conserve gopher tortoises

July 20, 2017 

The goal of these workshops is to identify ways cities and counties can participate in protecting one of Florida’s threatened species. In addition, the FWC will discuss financial incentives available for local governments.  

Time to get crackin’; spiny lobster seasons start soon

July 20, 2017 

The 2017 spiny lobster season opens with the two-day recreational sport season July 26 and 27, followed by the regular commercial and recreational lobster season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31, 2018. 

Spotted seatrout workshops scheduled late July/early August; FWC needs your input

July 19, 2017 

Learn more about the current status of spotted seatrout and share your input on management of this fishery by attending one of these workshops.  

Gulf County scallop season opens July 25

July 18, 2017 

Starting July 25, all state waters from the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County to the Pasco-Hernando county line will be open for harvest of bay scallops.  

FWRI director receives Capt. Phil Chapman Conservation Award

July 11, 2017 

The award is presented to those who display a passionate commitment to the conservation of Florida’s marine fisheries. 

FWC discusses sheepshead, tripletail and cobia management

July 10, 2017 

The Commission did not take action on draft changes to sheepshead and tripletail in order to give staff time to gather more input from commercial and recreational stakeholders on potential changes.  

Additional goliath grouper workshop scheduled July 31 in Lake Worth

July 05, 2017 

Fifteen workshops are scheduled across the state in August and October. Share your input and learn more about the current status of goliath grouper by attending one of these workshops.  

FWC to meet July 10-11 in Orlando

June 30, 2017 

The meeting both days starts at 8:30 a.m. and is open to the public. The public will be provided opportunities to speak on agenda items both days. 

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