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'Tis the season for gifts to support Florida wildlife

November 25, 2014 

All year long, residents and visitors to Florida can step outside and find places to watch and photograph wildlife as they hike beaches and trails, steer a boat along rivers and coastlines, fish clear waters, or hunt game in one of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) wildlife management areas.  

Get a new Saltwater Grand Slam on License Free Fishing Day, get an FWC swag bag

November 25, 2014 

Do you think you have what it takes to catch a new and improved Saltwater Grand Slam? The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is rolling out nine new Grand Slams this Saturday, Nov. 29, which is also the last Saltwater License Free Fishing day of 2014. The requirement to have a saltwater recreational fishing license when fishing for saltwater species is waived for Florida residents and visitors on license-free fishing days. 

Snook harvest seasonal closure in Gulf starts Dec. 1

November 24, 2014 

The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 1 in Gulf state and federal waters, including Monroe County and Everglades National Park, and will remain closed through Feb. 28, 2015, reopening to harvest March 1, 2015. Snook can continue to be caught and released during the closed season.  

Red grouper conservation measures approved

November 20, 2014 

Bag limit lowered from 4 to 2, effective Jan. 1. 

Next lionfish-control step prevents lionfish breeding, effective Nov. 26

November 18, 2014 

Lionfish are an invasive species that have a negative impact on native fish and habitat. 

Are you ‘Fishing in the Know’? Marine Fisheries newsletter gets new name for new style

November 18, 2014 

New name for what many have known for years as the “Hot Sheet.”  

Further discussion needed for Lake Orange, Lochloosa, Newnans natural resource management

November 17, 2014 

Update on the Orange Creek Basin Stakeholder engagement process, follow-up to Sept. 25 meeting.  

FWC to meet Nov. 20-21 in Key Largo

November 13, 2014 

The public will have opportunities to speak both days. 

Mosquito Lagoon Marine Enhancement Center ribbon-cutting is Nov. 18

November 13, 2014 

The center is on the site of the former New Smyrna Beach High School. 

'Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!' event offers fishing fun

November 10, 2014 

Nov. 14-16 in Tavernier. 

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FWC Facts:
The bowfin, or mudfish, is a ‘living fossil’ and is the only freshwater fish with a gular bone, a bony plate on the exterior of the lower jaw between the two jawbones.

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