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Sturgeon collision on Santa Fe injures one

May 28, 2015 

Cynthia Graves was operating a pontoon boat on the Santa Fe when a sturgeon jumped out of the water and struck the console and windshield of the. Graves was struck by the fish, but didn’t require medical attention. FWC Officer Kyle Pekerol was dispatched to the scene after Graves’ daughter reported the incident.  

Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Lake Istokpoga

May 22, 2015 

The FWC has scheduled hydrilla treatment in Lake Istokpoga’s north cove during the last week in May. 

FWC encourages people to boat safely

May 15, 2015 

Although Florida’s boating season never really ends, the traditional start is marked by National Safe Boating Week, from May 16-22. 

Help plan the future of Aucilla Wildlife Management Area

May 05, 2015 

A 10-year plan for the Aucilla WMA will be presented at a public hearing beginning at 7 p.m. May 12 at the Jefferson County Courthouse Annex. The public is invited to attend, ask questions and comment.  

Lake Istokpoga aquatic plant management meeting set for May 4

April 23, 2015 

The public is invited to attend a meeting to review and comment on the Lake Istokpoga aquatic plant management plan for 2015-2016. Representatives from the FWC and Highlands County will be available to answer questions about planned upcoming aquatic plant management activities. 

FWC, NASBLA encourage boaters to take a boating education course

April 20, 2015 

Florida law requires completion of an approved course, verified by NASBLA as meeting the national boating education standard, for individuals born on or after Jan. 1, 1988, who operate a motorboat of 10 horsepower or greater.  

FWC announces workshop on Santa Fe, Suwannee boating safety zones

April 10, 2015 

The FWC has scheduled workshops to address possible changes to the boating safety zones affecting vessel speed during flood conditions in the Santa Fe and lower Suwannee rivers. The possible revisions would be within the portion of the Suwannee from County Road 340, going south to Flower’s Buff, and also the Santa Fe, beginning at River Rise and going downstream to the confluence of the Suwannee.  

Alligators, crocodiles get active this time of year

April 09, 2015 

The FWC recommends keeping pets away from the water. There are other precautionary measures people should take to reduce the chances of conflicts with alligators and crocodiles and brochures are available at MyFWC.com/Alligator and MyFWC.com/Crocodile. 

Florida anglers, boaters asked to select ‘Top 100 Family Fishing and Boating Spots’

April 07, 2015 

Following the success of its first year, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s Take Me Fishing™ campaign is asking boaters and anglers to cast their votes in its 2015 America's Top Family Fishing and Boating Spots Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes features several fishing sites in Florida and aims to increase awareness of great family-friendly parks across the country to get more families out on the water fishing and boating. 

Springtime brings close encounters of manatees, boaters

April 01, 2015 

Boaters can enjoy opportunities to observe one of Florida’s unique species but to avoid colliding with manatees, people on the water should take basic steps such as slowing down, watching out for the animals and complying with regulations in manatee zones. 

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