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FWC holds public meetings on proposed conservation measures, permitting guidelines for burrowing owls

November 07, 2017 

FWC staff will briefly present the protections that apply to burrowing owls, the draft Conservation Measures and Permitting Guidelines, and anticipated next steps for this species.  

Florida manatees on the move, public stewardship on the water makes a difference

November 01, 2017 

With the arrival of Manatee Awareness Month, people again are slowing down and looking out for these large aquatic mammals in waterways throughout the state.  

Help plan the future of the Lake Tohopekaliga Islands Complex

October 17, 2017 

A 10-year plan for the Lake Tohopekaliga Islands Complex will be presented 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Osceola Board of County Commissioner Chambers in Kissimmee.  

FWC conducts Lake Istokpoga plant treatment

October 16, 2017 

The FWC plans to conduct aquatic plant treatments via helicopter on Lake Istokpoga on Tuesday, Oct. 17. The treatment areas will include shallow water marshes on Bumblebee Island and Big Island.  

Reminder: Goliath grouper in-person workshops scheduled in your area

October 13, 2017 

The FWC is hosting several public workshops in your area to gather public input on the management of goliath grouper, including the possibility of a limited harvest in Florida state waters.  

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for Oct. 14 in Fort Walton Beach

October 09, 2017 

People may surrender their exotic pets at the event, whether they are being kept legally or illegally, without penalty or cost.  

Goliath grouper in-person workshops scheduled for October; online workshops also available

October 05, 2017 

. The FWC is seeking input on goliath grouper management, including the possibility of a limited harvest in Florida state waters.  

Share your bay scallop input with the FWC; workshops scheduled for October

October 05, 2017 

The goal of these workshops is to gather input on the bay scallop fishery, including whether this year’s staggered season was more enjoyable and whether it had any economic impact on the coastal communities that depend upon this fishery.  

Reminder: Gulf County bay scallop season closes Oct. 9

October 05, 2017 

Learn more about and comment on the future management of bay scallops at a bay scallop workshop 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. ET Oct. 12 in Port St. Joe at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.  

Stone crab claw season opens Oct. 15 in state, federal waters

October 04, 2017 

To ensure this valuable resource is available for generations to come, take care when removing crab claws and follow all conservation-based management guidelines for stone crab harvest.  

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