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Fishing for the future through Sport Fish Restoration

November 29, 2017 

TheFWC receives about $13 million annually from SFR, of which $3 to $4 million supports saltwater sport fish projects and 15 percent funds the creation and maintenance of boating-access points.  

Ways to help reef fish survive after barotrauma

September 26, 2017 

Descending devices bring fish back down to a depth where increased pressure from the water will recompress swim bladder gases and allow the fish to swim away.  

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.  

Fishing line and tackle disposal – It’s about more than just monofilament

February 06, 2017 

When left in the aquatic environment, fishing line and tackle create potential traps for unsuspecting wildlife that can become entangled and snared, leading to injury and death.  

Bluefish: Worth the chase

November 14, 2016 

Want to get more bang for your bluefish? Check out the FWC Saltwater Angler Recognition programs at CatchaFloridaMemory.com.  

Gone Coastal column is back in action with a few new friends

September 21, 2016 

Have a burning question about marine fisheries regulations? Want to know more about catch-and-release? We are here for you. Send your questions, photos, and fishing tales to Saltwater@MyFWC.com.  

Get outdoorsy with the new Guy Harvey hard-card license

March 31, 2015 

Due to popular demand, the FWC is selling $4 hard-card licenses to those purchasing one-year licenses. The new licenses feature art donated by Guy Harvey. 

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