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FWC approves several changes to Gulf cobia management

December 07, 2017 

These changes are based on stakeholder input and concerns from anglers, and will further promote sustainable management of this fishery.  

FWC discusses regional bay scallop seasons

December 07, 2017 

This draft proposal includes both long- and short-term changes and will be brought back before the Commission at the February meeting for a final public hearing.  

FWC approves changes to Gulf greater amberjack season

December 07, 2017 

This new season structure will optimize recreational fishing opportunities in both the spring and fall while minimizing harvest during the spawning season, helping to rebuild the stock.  

FWC Commissioners elect new chairman, vice chairman

December 07, 2017 

At its meeting Dec. 7 in Gainesville, the Florida FWC elected Bo Rivard, of Panama City, to serve as chairman and Robert Spottswood, of Key West, as vice chairman.  

FWC appoints Eric Sutton as executive director

December 07, 2017 

The FWC Commission voted to appoint Eric Sutton, assistant executive director, to the position of executive director, effective Dec. 8. Nick Wiley, current executive director, retires later this month. 

FWC Lt. James Yetter awarded agency’s Medal of Valor with Lifesaving for actions during Hurricane Harvey

December 06, 2017 

Even though his actions risked his own life, Lt. Yetter did not stand idly by while his partner’s life was in danger.  

Gary Ellis, Highlands County ASA, honored as FWC Prosecutor of the Year

December 06, 2017 

Ellis is a prior recipient of this award, earning the recognition three years ago for his work with the FWC. 

FWC approves new Critical Wildlife Area in Volusia County

December 06, 2017 

The small island, known as Port Orange Colony and now approved as a CWA, shelters hundreds of brown pelicans during nesting season.  

FWC provides update on management of Florida’s nonnative species

December 05, 2017 

The agency has focused its efforts on high-priority invasive species such as Burmese pythons, lionfish and Argentine black and white tegus.  

FWC receives $25,000 in donations for new 2018 tagged-lionfish removal incentive program

December 05, 2017 

At the Dec. 5 Commission meeting, the FWC gratefully acknowledged $25,000 in charitable donations from six generous sponsors. These funds will be used as cash prizes for a new and novel lionfish removal incentive program. 

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