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Red tide causes large fish kill in northeast Gulf of Mexico

July 25, 2014 

Naturally occurring red tide events have been documented since the 1700s. 

TrophyCatch launches new, enhanced website for conservation-minded anglers

July 25, 2014 

Program rewards anglers who catch, release largemouth bass heavier than 8 pounds in Florida. 

2 teens arrested for torturing a gopher tortoise

July 25, 2014 

They are charged with felony cruelty to animals and taking, harassing, harming or killing a gopher tortoise (misdemeanor). 

New tactics to monitor harmful algal blooms in Indian River Lagoon

July 25, 2014 

New system analyzes water quality while research vessel is in motion, instead of taking sample back to lab. 

Melt the butter; spiny lobster seasons start soon

July 22, 2014 

2-day recreational season is July 30-31. Regular commercial/recreational season is Aug. 6 - March 31. 

Gulf red snapper recreational fishing workshops start this month

July 21, 2014 

Workshops scheduled between July 28 and Aug. 11. 

FWC seeks alligator trappers in Broward County

July 18, 2014 

Applications must be received by Aug. 4. 

Hunter safety course in Glades County

July 16, 2014 

July 26 at the Sheriff's Office shooting range in Moore Haven. 

FWC to host meeting on largemouth bass length

July 16, 2014 

July 22 at FWC South Regional Office, W. Palm Beach. 

Panther biologists, officer honored by Florida Wildlife Federation

July 15, 2014 

Mark Lotz, Marc Criffield, Dave Onorato and Officer Lee Lawshe honored. 

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Bay scallops are bivalve molluscs occurring from New England through Texas. In Fla., they can be harvested in Gulf state waters from Hernando Co. to Mexico Beach Canal in Bay Co.

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