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Conservation-based oyster harvest changes to continue through summer season in Apalachicola Bay

May 29, 2015 

Many of the changes implemented last fall for the winter harvest season (Sept. 1-May 31) will continue during the summer season (June 1-Aug. 31) in Apalachicola Bay, including all waters of Indian Lagoon in Gulf County. 

Lake Istokpoga hydrilla treatment rescheduled to June 2

May 29, 2015 

Due to high wind conditions, the FWC has rescheduled this week’s hydrilla treatment in Lake Istokpoga’s north cove to June 2.  

Sturgeon collision on Santa Fe injures one

May 28, 2015 

Cynthia Graves was operating a pontoon boat on the Santa Fe when a sturgeon jumped out of the water and struck the console and windshield of the. Graves was struck by the fish, but didn’t require medical attention. FWC Officer Kyle Pekerol was dispatched to the scene after Graves’ daughter reported the incident.  

Atlantic snook to close in state and federal waters

May 26, 2015 

The recreational harvest of snook in Atlantic state and federal waters will close on June 1. 

Amberjack closes June 1 in Gulf state waters

May 26, 2015 

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack in Gulf of Mexico state waters closes June 1 and will remain closed through July 31, reopening Aug. 1. 

Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Lake Istokpoga

May 22, 2015 

The FWC has scheduled hydrilla treatment in Lake Istokpoga’s north cove during the last week in May. 

Information sought regarding unlawful harvest of alligator in Jackson County

May 22, 2015 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking information regarding the unlawful harvest of an alligator in Jackson County. 

Woman catches state-record freshwater flier fish

May 20, 2015 

Twila Gates, from Marianna, established a new Florida freshwater fishing record with a catch of a 1-pound, 5.6-ounce flier on May 9 from a Jackson County pond. 

First annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day a success

May 19, 2015 

Florida’s first annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day (first Saturday after Mother’s Day) was a success, from statewide lionfish removal efforts to unveiling the new “Reef Rangers” lionfish removal program to educating the public about lionfish. 

Gulf state recreational red snapper season opens Memorial Day weekend

May 18, 2015 

The recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters opens to harvest Memorial Day weekend.  

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