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Limited commercial oyster harvest to potentially quicken recovery of Apalachicola area known as East Hole

May 05, 2015 

The Apalachicola oyster reef known as East Hole (also known as Area 1671) will open to limited commercial harvest on Thursdays starting May 7 and continuing through May 28. Open days include May 7, 14, 21 and 28.  

Red grouper bag limit changes to 2 on May 7 in Gulf state and federal waters

May 01, 2015 

The Commission hopes that this change will allow for a longer recreational red grouper season in federal waters, which closed early in 2014 because the recreational catch limit was exceeded in 2013.  

Grouper fishing reopens May 1 in Atlantic, Monroe County waters

April 29, 2015 

The following species will reopen to harvest May 1: gag, black, red, yellowmouth, yellowfin and tiger grouper; scamp; red hind; rock hind; coney; and graysby. 

Snook to close in Gulf state and federal waters

April 27, 2015 

Snook will close to all harvest in Gulf state, federal and inland waters, including all of Monroe County and Everglades National Park, starting May 1. Snook is open to harvest in Atlantic state, federal and inland waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, through May 31, closing June 1.  

FWC, NASBLA encourage boaters to take a boating education course

April 20, 2015 

Florida law requires completion of an approved course, verified by NASBLA as meeting the national boating education standard, for individuals born on or after Jan. 1, 1988, who operate a motorboat of 10 horsepower or greater.  

Commission approves 70-day recreational red snapper season in Gulf state waters

April 16, 2015 

The FWC has approved a 70-day recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters. Red snapper is a popular species that has a strong economic impact for many coastal communities throughout Florida. 

FWC moves forward with comprehensive draft bear management rules

April 15, 2015 

FWC Commissioners have approved several proposed bear-related rules that will be presented for final action in June. The draft rules address a wide variety of tools to manage bear populations and help reduce human-bear conflicts. 

Commission approves gray triggerfish size limit increase in Atlantic state waters

April 15, 2015 

The FWC has approved increasing the minimum size limit of gray triggerfish in Atlantic state waters from 12 inches fork length to 14 inches fork length. This change will make Atlantic state water regulations consistent with pending federal regulation changes and will go into effect after the federal regulations are approved. 

FWC approves changes to the spiny lobster commercial dive endorsement

April 15, 2015 

The FWC approved several changes to the spiny lobster commercial dive endorsement at its meeting April 15 in Tallahassee.  

FWC announces workshop on Santa Fe, Suwannee boating safety zones

April 10, 2015 

The FWC has scheduled workshops to address possible changes to the boating safety zones affecting vessel speed during flood conditions in the Santa Fe and lower Suwannee rivers. The possible revisions would be within the portion of the Suwannee from County Road 340, going south to Flower’s Buff, and also the Santa Fe, beginning at River Rise and going downstream to the confluence of the Suwannee.  

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