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Learn a hobby at free Women’s Fishing Clinic in St. Petersburg!

September 25, 2015 

Learn the skills to successfully cast your line into the sea by attending the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Women’s Fishing Clinic in St. Petersburg on Oct. 10. 

Record shoal bass caught in Chipola River

September 24, 2015 

Stewart Mayeaux, 41, of Marianna, enjoyed the thrill of seeing a 4-pound, 14-ounce shoal bass hit his lure on Sept. 19 and knowing he had a possible state record. Mayeaux, who moved from Louisiana five years ago, had read on the website about several shoal bass records having been caught recently. 

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for Oct. 3 in Fort Walton Beach

September 18, 2015 

This free event is open to the public and will be held in front of Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. Surrendered animals will be accepted between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. These animals will be checked by a veterinarian and made available for adoption by experienced individuals who are capable of caring for them. 

Gulf state recreational red snapper season reopens Labor Day weekend

August 31, 2015 

The recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters reopens to harvest Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5-7, and will continue to be open for Saturdays and Sundays in September and October with the last day of harvest being Sunday, Nov. 1. 

Limited harvest for snook, a premier Florida fish, starts Sept. 1

August 25, 2015 

While the fishery is already more than 90 percent catch-and-release, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages anglers to continue to use moderation when determining whether or not to take a snook home.  

FWC scientist recognized for contributions to bass research, conservation, management

March 23, 2015 

won the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society. 

Biologists tally a record high manatee count

March 16, 2015 

Aerial surveys are conducted annually, weather permitting, to provide researchers with a count of manatees visible in Florida waters at the time of the survey. During the February count, a team of 20 observers from 11 organizations counted 3,333 manatees on Florida’s east coast and 2,730 on the west coast of the state.  

FWC to meet Nov. 20-21 in Key Largo

November 13, 2014 

The public will have opportunities to speak both days. 

FWC, partners unlock some mysteries behind red tide in 5-year study

November 12, 2014 

The organism uses a variety of nutrients from different sources. 

Stone crab season opens Oct. 15 in state, federal waters

October 08, 2014 

Season to remain open through May 15. Regulations are the same in state, federal waters. 

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FWC Facts:
Snook are ambush feeders, often hiding behind bridge pilings, rocks and other submerged structures to surprise their prey.

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