March 22, 2017
From April 1 through Nov. 15, seasonal manatee zones require boaters to slow down in certain areas to prevent manatees from being struck by motorboats or personal watercraft.
March 02, 2017
The FWC reminds boaters to enjoy their time on the water by taking a few safety precautions, such as wearing a life jacket, being prepared and alert, and taking a boating safety class.
January 13, 2017
For his exceptional performance, the FWC has named Officer Jason Hutchinson its 2017 Officer of the Year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.