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FWC seeks input on derelict vessel management

August 04, 2015 

Anyone interested in the management of derelict vessels in Florida is welcome and encouraged to attend an Aug. 11 meeting on that subject, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at the Edgewater City Hall commission chambers, located at 104 N. Riverside Drive, Edgewater, FL 32132. 

Orange Lake Habitat Management Plan needs stakeholder involvement, input

August 04, 2015 

Residents, business owners and people interested in the management of Orange Lake are welcome and encouraged to attend an Aug. 18 meeting on that subject, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Grand Lake RV and Golf Resort. 

FWC to score antlers in Alachua

August 04, 2015 

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers are scoring deer antlers Aug. 8 in Alachua. 

Workshop set for gopher tortoise conservation in northwest Florida

August 03, 2015 

The goal of these workshops is to identify ways cities and counties can participate in conserving one of Florida’s threatened species. In addition, the FWC will discuss financial incentives available for local governments. 

Deer management units, increased antler regulations go statewide; archery opens in Zone A!

July 31, 2015 

The FWC is working to improve Florida white-tailed deer management at a local level by establishing deer management units throughout the state, each with its own set of antler regulations and antlerless deer harvest days. 

Free hunter safety Internet-completion courses offered in Escambia, Santa Rosa counties

July 31, 2015 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety Internet-completion courses in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. 

Say ‘I Do’ to getting a fishing license and helping conservation

July 30, 2015 

The “I Do” Fishing License Campaign emphasizes the fact that you don't have to fish to benefit from purchasing a Florida fishing license. Fishing is important to Florida’s economy and quality of life, and buying a fishing license is a simple way for a non-angler to support conservation. 

FWC encourages recognition and use of the divers-down flags/buoys

July 29, 2015 

All divers must prominently display a divers-down flag or buoy in the area in which the diving occurs. All vessels must make reasonable effort to stay at least 100 feet away from a divers-down flag or buoy within a river, inlet or channel. In open waters, vessels must make reasonable effort to stay 300 feet away.  

Free hunter safety course offered in Leon County

July 28, 2015 

People interested in attending this course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling Hunter Safety Coordinator Will Burnett at the FWC’s regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676. 

Spiny lobster season has added bonus this year

July 28, 2015 

This year, divers have an incentive to remove some invasive lionfish while they’re in the water. Divers can take one extra spiny lobster each day during the two-day sport season if they also harvest 10 or more lionfish first, on the same day. 

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