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FWC names Jason Hutchinson 2017 Officer of the Year

January 13, 2017 

For his exceptional performance, the FWC has named Officer Jason Hutchinson its 2017 Officer of the Year.  

FWC recommends lifesaving gifts for boaters!

December 19, 2016 

An inflatable life jacket along with either an Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon or a Personal Locator Beacon are probably the best gifts any boater could hope for during the holidays.  

St. Johns River to get improved manatee protection signs

November 30, 2016 

The FWC will begin work to install waterway markers for state-adopted manatee protection zones in the St. Johns River within Putnam, Lake and Volusia counties. The work will begin mid-January and should be completed in four to six weeks.  

New law for lobster harvest aims to deter poachers

October 17, 2016 

Measuring devices are required, and lobsters harvested while diving must be measured while they are in the water. If its carapace length is not larger than 3 inches, the lobster must be left in the water.  

FWC says use caution in aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

October 10, 2016 

Boaters should stay aware of high water areas and the risk of flooding, and understand that the water bottoms may have dramatically changed as a result of Hurricane Matthew. 

FWC seeks public input on anchoring and mooring rules, pilot program

September 30, 2016 

The FWC has posted a brief online survey to accept this feedback. It should take approximately five to 10 minutes to complete and will be available to the public Oct. 1-9.  

Three victims identified in Miami Beach vessel accident; FWC investigating

September 26, 2016 

The FWC is investigating to determine the cause and nature of the boating accident. There is no set timetable for investigations of this nature, and may take several weeks to complete. 

FWC Officer Jarrod Molnar honored by NASBLA as national 2016 Boating Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

September 16, 2016 

The Marvin “Butch” Potts Memorial Award is presented annually to the boating law enforcement officer who has made outstanding contributions to the field of boating law enforcement. 

FWC honors Steve Wayne as 2016 Investigator of the Year

September 09, 2016 

The FWC recognized Investigator Steve Wayne as its 2016 Investigator of the Year during the Commission meeting in St. Augustine. 

Shikar-Safari honors 2016 Wildlife Officer of the Year

September 09, 2016 

The Shikar-Safari Club International named Lt. Dustin Lightsey its 2016 Wildlife Officer of the Year during the FWC meeting in St. Augustine. 

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