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Look out for manatees when boating

March 15, 2018 

From April 1 through Nov. 15, seasonal manatee zones require boaters to slow down in certain areas to prevent manatees from being struck by motorboats or personal watercrafts.  

‘Spring Aboard’ with FWC and take a boater education class

March 12, 2018 

During the week of March 18-24, NASBLA and the FWC encourage all boaters to take part in the national Spring Aboard – Take A Boating Education Course campaign by taking a boating safety course.  

FWC Division of Law Enforcement achieves reaccreditation

February 26, 2018 

The FWC was initially accredited in 2009. This was its fourth completion of the accreditation process. 

New FWC rule prohibits feeding of wild monkeys

February 14, 2018 

The health and safety of the public is the Commission’s number one priority. Feeding wild monkeys creates an elevated risk to human health because it brings them into closer contact with people. 

Shikar-Safari honors 2018 Wildlife Officer of the Year

February 07, 2018 

The Shikar-Safari Club International named FWC Officer Michael Bibeau its 2018 Wildlife Officer of the Year during the Commission meeting near Tallahassee. 

FWC to meet Feb. 7-8 near Tallahassee

January 31, 2018 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet Feb. 7-8 at the Florida Public Safety Institute, 85 Academy Drive, Havana, FL 32333.  

FWC requests assistance in identifying person who injured a hunter on Chipola River WMA

January 08, 2018 

On the morning of Dec. 29, 2017, an incident occurred on the Chipola River WMA near Waddell Mill Creek and Bump Nose Road in Jackson County, which resulted in Brendan Dew (DOB 10/1/1996), of Marianna, being struck in the leg by a single projectile. 

FWC charges 3 in connection to shark dragging video

December 13, 2017 

During the course of the investigation, FWC officers confirmed numerous criminal violations, resulting in felony and misdemeanor charges.  

FWC Commissioners elect new chairman, vice chairman

December 07, 2017 

At its meeting Dec. 7 in Gainesville, the Florida FWC elected Bo Rivard, of Panama City, to serve as chairman and Robert Spottswood, of Key West, as vice chairman.  

FWC appoints Eric Sutton as executive director

December 07, 2017 

The FWC Commission voted to appoint Eric Sutton, assistant executive director, to the position of executive director, effective Dec. 8. Nick Wiley, current executive director, retires later this month. 

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