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FWC: Safe boating saves lives

May 17, 2017 

In conjunction with National Safe Boating Week, Gov. Rick Scott has issued a proclamation declaring May 20-26, Safe Boating Week in Florida.  

Knowing how to catch a giant (tarpon) is half the battle

May 15, 2017 

Techniques for tarpon fishing vary widely depending on geographic location and an angler’s personal preference.  

FWC officers catch major poachers in Lawtey

May 15, 2017 

During an investigation that began in November, FWC officers worked the case through social media and phone data search warrants, along with interviews of the suspects. 

FWC highlights Chipola River in new video

May 11, 2017 

The FWC announces the release of its new video, “FLOW: the Chipola River Story.” “FLOW” features IGDA’s Top Female Angler of 2015, Meredith McCord, and tells the conservation story of the Chipola River.  

Stone crab season closes May 16

May 10, 2017 

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.  

Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in June

May 09, 2017 

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. 

Gulf cobia workshops scheduled: FWC seeking public input

May 09, 2017 

The FWC is hosting five public workshops and an online webinar to gather public input on the Gulf cobia fishery. 

Nature Coast Fishing for Youth program hosted this summer in Cedar Key

May 08, 2017 

The FWC is offering a free Nature Coast Fishing for Youth program in Cedar Key for youth between the ages of 5 and 15. Advance registration is required; no walk-ins will be accepted.  

Share your marine fisheries comments on new saltwater commenting webpage

May 08, 2017 

The FWC Division of Marine Fisheries Management wants to hear from you. In an effort to keep stakeholders informed and to gather public input on upcoming issues, a new webpage has been created: MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments.  

Clean bird feeders to help protect cardinals and other birds

May 08, 2017 

The FWC has received reports of sick and dead cardinals in north Florida from concerned residents who have bird feeders. Cleaning bird feeders can decrease the potential for spreading diseases 

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