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Hogfish conservation measures and boundaries effective Aug. 24

August 14, 2017 

The size limit increase and recreational season will allow Atlantic hogfish more opportunities to spawn before entering the fishery and, along with a bag limit change, will help rebuild the Keys/east Florida hogfish population to sustainable levels.  

Catch a Florida Memory with 10-year-old Katlyn Paul

August 10, 2017 

Katlyn’s love of the water runs deep, and working on her life list is more about the experience than the recognition.  

FWC adds new category to Florida Saltwater Fishing Records program

August 08, 2017 

The FWC, in collaboration with IGFA, maintains state all-tackle records for the heaviest marine fishes caught in Florida waters, including 77 species in both conventional tackle and fly-fishing categories.  

Update: Gulf County bay scallop season opening remains postponed

August 04, 2017 

The season postponement will continue until scallop samples test safe for human consumption.  

Spiny lobster regular recreational and commercial season starts Aug. 6

August 03, 2017 

Planning on catching some of these tasty crustaceans? Here is what you need to know before you go. 

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

August 02, 2017 

The FWC will conduct aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau from Aug. 7 through Aug. 18, weather permitting.  

FWC, Franklin County and Carrabelle provide hardware to make trash cans bear resistant

July 31, 2017 

The county and city purchased 250 sets of hardware that can be added to regular, sturdy trash cans to make them bear resistant. 

Reminder: Goliath grouper workshops start July 31

July 27, 2017 

Share your input and learn more about the current status of goliath grouper by attending one of these workshops. 

FWC workshop in Nassau County encourages local governments to conserve gopher tortoises

July 27, 2017 

The goal of these workshops is to identify ways cities and counties can participate in conserving one of Florida’s threatened species. 

Drawdown for Karick Lake Fish Management Area supports bass conservation and habitat management

July 26, 2017 

This renovation is to improve fish habitat and balance the largemouth bass population.  

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