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Remember: Lionfish Challenge 2017 starts tomorrow on Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day

May 19, 2017 

The 2017 Lionfish Challenge rewards recreational and commercial lionfish harvesters for their removal efforts with prizes and incentives.  

Springtime spurs activity for Florida black bears, cubs

May 18, 2017 

TheFWC reminds the public to be aware that bears are becoming more active this time of year. There are important things people can do over the next few months to reduce negative interactions with Florida’s largest land mammal. 

Pinellas County to get new manatee protection signs

May 17, 2017 

The FWC will soon begin work to repair, clean and install waterway markers for existing boating safety and newly-established manatee protection zones in Pinellas County.  

FWC: Safe boating saves lives

May 17, 2017 

In conjunction with National Safe Boating Week, Gov. Rick Scott has issued a proclamation declaring May 20-26, Safe Boating Week in Florida.  

Knowing how to catch a giant (tarpon) is half the battle

May 15, 2017 

Techniques for tarpon fishing vary widely depending on geographic location and an angler’s personal preference.  

FWC officers catch major poachers in Lawtey

May 15, 2017 

During an investigation that began in November, FWC officers worked the case through social media and phone data search warrants, along with interviews of the suspects. 

FWC highlights Chipola River in new video

May 11, 2017 

The FWC announces the release of its new video, “FLOW: the Chipola River Story.” “FLOW” features IGDA’s Top Female Angler of 2015, Meredith McCord, and tells the conservation story of the Chipola River.  

Stone crab season closes May 16

May 10, 2017 

The commercial and recreational harvest of stone crab claws in Florida closes on May 16, with the last day of harvest on May 15. Stone crab season will reopen on Oct. 15.  

Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in June

May 09, 2017 

Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Lake City at 386-758-0525. 

Gulf cobia workshops scheduled: FWC seeking public input

May 09, 2017 

The FWC is hosting five public workshops and an online webinar to gather public input on the Gulf cobia fishery. 

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