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Awesome decals do great things for manatees, sea turtles

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.  

Audubon and FWC ask public to protect coastal birds this Fourth of July weekend

June 30, 2016 

This holiday weekend, protect coastal nesting birds and wildlife by giving them space, and keeping personal fireworks off our beaches and waterways. Fireworks explosions scare adults from nests, leaving them vulnerable to predation or crushing underfoot. 

Gag grouper recreational harvest closing in 4-county Gulf region

June 27, 2016 

Gag grouper recreational harvest will close in state waters off the coasts of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties July 1, with the last day of harvest June 30. 

FWC thanks Lake County Commission for passing ordinance to help reduce bear conflicts

June 23, 2016 

The FWC commended the Lake County Commission for taking proactive Bear Wise steps to reduce bear conflicts in Lake County communities.  

FWC moving forward with statewide conservation effort

June 22, 2016 

At its June meeting, the Commission recommended staff move forward with efforts to establish a suite of new Critical Wildlife Areas and modify five existing CWAs.  

FWC concludes alligator incident investigation; confident responsible alligator removed

June 22, 2016 

The FWC is confident that the alligator responsible for the attack has been removed. This conclusion is based on expert analyses and observations by staff with extensive experience in investigating fatal alligator bite incidents.  

FWC votes to postpone bear hunting in 2016

June 22, 2016 

At its June meeting, the seven-member Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted to postpone bear hunting in Florida in 2016.  

FWC to meet June 22-23 in the Apalachicola area

June 16, 2016 

The FWC will meet June 22-23 at the Franklin County School Gymnasium in Eastpoint. The meeting both days starts at 8:30 a.m. Both sessions are open to the public and the public will be provided opportunities to speak.  

FWC plans June 22 meeting on managing plants in Lake Istokpoga

June 15, 2016 

The FWC invites the public to participate in a meeting on managing plants in Lake Istokpoga. It will be held Wednesday, June 22 from 6-8 p.m. in the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center auditorium. 

Snook stock is on the rise, aligns with FWC goals

June 14, 2016 

After a prolonged cold spell in January 2010, the FWC took immediate action to help snook populations rebound by closing the fisheries. The latest stock assessment shows that catch rates have returned to pre-cold event levels.  

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