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Pinellas County to get improved boating signs

August 27, 2015 

The FWC is installing new markers along with replacing signs to reflect a recent change in the state-adopted boating safety zone rule. This will improve safety and the boating experience in the area. 

Limited harvest for snook, a premier Florida fish, starts Sept. 1

August 25, 2015 

While the fishery is already more than 90 percent catch-and-release, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages anglers to continue to use moderation when determining whether or not to take a snook home.  

FWC to meet Sept. 2-3 in Fort Lauderdale

August 24, 2015 

For the full Sept. 2-3 agenda and links to background reports, go to MyFWC.com/Commission and select “Commission Meetings.” 

Project restoring Grassy Flats in Lake Worth Lagoon finishes successfully

August 22, 2015 

This project is designed to restore critical marine habitats so fish, oysters and wildlife will return to an area known as Grassy Flats that was previously uninhabitable because of accumulated muck on the seafloor. 

Near-world-record Suwannee bass live-released at Bass Pro Shops, Tallahassee

August 21, 2015 

Ferrol “Roscoe” Holley from Telogia caught the 3.75 pound, 16.5 inches long Suwannee bass while fishing on the Ochlockonee River.  

Lake Istokpoga aquatic plant management meeting Aug. 25

August 19, 2015 

The agenda includes world-renowned aquatic plants expert Dr. William Haller, director of the University of Florida/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants as well as discussions regarding FWC aquatic habitat restoration and enhancement projects, plans for upcoming hydrilla treatment areas and an update of ongoing maintenance work around the lake. 

Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Orlando’s Lake Lawne

August 18, 2015 

The FWC’s Invasive Plant Management Section will treat a total of 62 acres of hydrilla along the shoreline of the lake on Wednesday, Aug. 26.  

FWC announces details of 2016 Python Challenge™ with partners

August 18, 2015 

Details about upcoming training events, competition rules, registration, prizes and events will be posted at PythonChallenge.org as they are finalized. 

Lake Istokpoga primrose willow maintenance treatment scheduled to start Aug. 18

August 17, 2015 

The 255-acre conservation maintenance project is a cooperative effort between the FWC and the South Florida Water Management District. 

Storms impacting sea turtles on southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast

August 12, 2015 

Heavy rain and rough weather along southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast are impacting sea turtle nests along the beaches, jeopardizing the eggs and hatchlings emerging from the nests. 

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Female alligators rarely exceed 9.5 feet in length, but males can grow much larger, up to 14 feet long and more than 1,000 pounds.

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