September 26, 2016
The FWC is investigating to determine the cause and nature of the boating accident. There is no set timetable for investigations of this nature, and may take several weeks to complete.
September 16, 2016
The Marvin “Butch” Potts Memorial Award is presented annually to the boating law enforcement officer who has made outstanding contributions to the field of boating law enforcement.
July 29, 2016
A new Florida law will enable county and local authorities along with the FWC to issue non-criminal citations to owners who allow their boats to become “at risk” of becoming derelict.
July 25, 2016
Aquatic plant control operations are scheduled for Lake Rousseau during the weeks of Aug. 1 and Aug. 8, weather permitting. Iinvasive hydrilla will be treated in boat trails, and invasive water lettuce and water hyacinth will be treated throughout the lake.
June 30, 2016
With each donation of $5 or more, individuals will receive their choice of one of this year’s decals and contribute to the conservation of these endangered and threatened species.
June 24, 2016
Florida swept the Take Me Fishing™ 2016 “Top 100 Family Friendly Places to Boat and Fish in the U.S.” list, hosting the top four locations with nine locations on the list in total—more than any other state.
June 23, 2016
The FWC recognized Officer Jarrod Molnar as its 2016 Boating Officer of the Year during its June Commission meeting. Officer Molnar is a coastal officer assigned to southern Okaloosa County in the FWC’s Northwest Region.
June 21, 2016
Law enforcement agencies nationwide will be out in force June 24-26, looking for boaters who choose to boat under the influence, and then removing them from the water.
June 01, 2016
Aquatic plant control operations are scheduled for Lake Rousseau during the week of June 6, weather permitting. About 100 acres of invasive hydrilla will be treated in boat trails on this lake bordering Citrus and Levy counties.
May 25, 2016
This Memorial Day Weekend, the FWC and Audubon are reminding Floridians to share our beaches and islands with rare and declining species of waterbirds that are currently nesting statewide.