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FWC partnership to support high school fishing

May 16, 2016 

This grant will allow the FWC, FLW Foundation and The Bass Federation to combine their efforts to not only increase high school student interest and participation in fishing teams and clubs, but to also provide students and families with important boating and angler safety education.  

Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in June

May 12, 2016 

Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Lake City at 386-758-0525. 

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for May 14 in Kissimmee

May 10, 2016 

People can surrender their exotic pets at the event without penalty or cost, whether they are being kept legally or illegally. The Exotic Pet Amnesty program helps to reduce the number of nonnative species being released into the wild.  

Stone crab season closes May 16

May 09, 2016 

The commercial and recreational harvest of stone crab claws in Florida closes on May 16, with the last day of harvest on May 15. Stone crab season will reopen on Oct. 15.  

Sturgeon collision on Suwannee injures Alachua man

May 09, 2016 

Ronald Dick was up river from Manatee Springs when a 4- to 5-foot sturgeon leapt out of the water and into the boat, striking the man, knocking him unconscious, according to FWC officers.  

Events and rewards programs mark Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day 2016

May 05, 2016 

Join the FWC in celebrating Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day May 14 by attending an event or by participating in one of two new lionfish removal programs, the Lionfish Challenge and the Panhandle Pilot Program. 

Apply for gator permits in May!

May 03, 2016 

For more information on alligator hunting or the application process, see the new “2016 Guide to Alligator Hunting in Florida” at MyFWC.com/Alligator 

2016 Gulf recreational red snapper state season opens weekends starting May 7

May 02, 2016 

This season will help maintain fishing opportunities for recreational anglers in state waters and provide additional May and fall weekend fishing days. 

Fish don’t talk, but we can

May 02, 2016 

It's critical that FWC staff and stakeholders, such as freshwater anglers and boaters, collaborate to ensure the use of the most appropriate fisheries management practices.  

Shorebird art contest: Kids celebrating mothers and chicks

April 29, 2016 

The FWC and Audubon Florida are launching an art contest for kids to celebrate moms and raise awareness about beach-nesting shorebirds and seabirds in Florida.  

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