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FWC addresses 2 venomous reptile issues

July 28, 2014 

Men from Sarasota, Fort Myers involved in separate incidents. 

Amberjack, gray triggerfish reopen Aug.1 in Gulf state waters

July 28, 2014 

State waters extend from shore to 9 nautical miles. 

Imported lionfish not welcome in Florida

July 28, 2014 

Management changes effective Aug. 1 will help combat the problem. 

Red tide causes large fish kill in northeast Gulf of Mexico

July 25, 2014 

Naturally occurring red tide events have been documented since the 1700s. 

TrophyCatch launches new, enhanced website for conservation-minded anglers

July 25, 2014 

Program rewards anglers who catch, release largemouth bass heavier than 8 pounds in Florida. 

2 teens arrested for torturing a gopher tortoise

July 25, 2014 

They are charged with felony cruelty to animals and taking, harassing, harming or killing a gopher tortoise (misdemeanor). 

New tactics to monitor harmful algal blooms in Indian River Lagoon

July 25, 2014 

New system analyzes water quality while research vessel is in motion, instead of taking sample back to lab. 

Melt the butter; spiny lobster seasons start soon

July 22, 2014 

2-day recreational season is July 30-31. Regular commercial/recreational season is Aug. 6 - March 31. 

Gulf red snapper recreational fishing workshops start this month

July 21, 2014 

Workshops scheduled between July 28 and Aug. 11. 

FWC seeks alligator trappers in Broward County

July 18, 2014 

Applications must be received by Aug. 4. 

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