July 27, 2015
As part of its efforts to deter and address derelict vessels in Florida’s waterways, FWC staff will meet with stakeholders to gather input as well as discuss potential proposals that would affect the management of at-risk and derelict vessels. This is one of five meetings being held around the state.
July 24, 2015
Jeffrey Jackmack (DOB 06/16/1970) of Naples was the operator of a vessel involved in a fatal Collier County boating accident on June 2, 2013.
July 17, 2015
The FWC will treat hydrilla in portions of Lake Tohopekaliga (Lake Toho) on July 22, weather permitting.
July 14, 2015
Nicholas P. Bradley and his wife, Jamie L. Bradley, were transported to Shands in Gainesville after being hit by a sturgeon on the Suwannee River. The three children on board the vessel were uninjured.
July 03, 2015
The FWC suggests that everyone wear their life jackets, stay off the bow of the boat and go slow while underway. Any sturgeon strikes should be reported to the FWC by calling 888-404-3922.
July 03, 2015
A 5-year-old girl was killed and her mother and brother were injured by a leaping sturgeon while boating with their family on the Suwannee River.
July 01, 2015
The FWC is holding a workshop to address proposed changes to the boating safety zones affecting vessel speed during flood conditions in the Santa Fe River. The workshop is scheduled for July 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fort White Community Center.
June 30, 2015
Residents, business owners and everyone who has concerns or interest in the Orange Lake Habitat Management Plan Stakeholder Process are welcome and encouraged to attend the July 14 meeting from 6 to 9 p.m. at Grand Lake RV and Golf Resort.
June 24, 2015
To develop the proposed manatee zones, the FWC worked closely with Pinellas County, local municipalities, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and a local rule review committee. The measures will provide important protection for manatees while having limited impacts on local businesses and boaters.
June 22, 2015
June 26-28, law enforcement agencies nationwide will be out looking for boaters operating under the influence and removing them from the water. The annual three-day campaign, Operation Dry Water, focuses on deterring boaters from boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs.