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NW Florida red drum bag limit to remain at 1 fish

September 08, 2016 

The recreational red drum daily bag limit in the Northwest Red Drum Management Zone (Escambia County through Fred Howard Park near Pasco County) will remain one fish per person.  

FWC approves Gulf greater amberjack season closure

September 08, 2016 

At its Sept. 8 meeting in St. Augustine, the FWC approved closing Gulf state waters to recreational harvest of greater amberjack for the remainder of 2016.  

As Florida recovers from Hurricane Hermine, FWC extends recreational red snapper season per Gov. Rick Scott’s request

September 08, 2016 

Following a request from Gov. Rick Scott, the FWC, has expanded the recreational red snapper season in Gulf state waters by adding an additional seven days in November. 

Mutton snapper management changes approved, effective Jan. 1

September 08, 2016 

The FWC approved several mutton snapper management changes at the September meeting in St. Augustine. The changes will go into effect Jan. 1, 2017. 

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

September 06, 2016 

About 155 acres of invasive hydrilla will be treated only on the boat trails of this lake bordering Citrus and Levy counties during the weeks of Sept. 5 and Sept. 12, weather permitting.  

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic promises day of learning, fun

September 06, 2016 

The FWC will offer a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic for children between the ages of 5 and 15 from 9 a.m. to noon, Sept. 17 at Ken Thompson Park. 

Apalachicola Bay commercial oyster bag limit lowered to 3; other conservation-based changes remain in effect

August 31, 2016 

The commercial bag limit for oysters in Apalachicola Bay will be lowered to three bags per harvester during the winter season, Sept. 1 through May 31.  

Bay scallop season in St. Joseph Bay closes Sept. 6

August 30, 2016 

Bay scallop season will close for harvest in the St. Joseph Bay area Sept. 6, with the last day of harvest being open on Sept. 5, 2016 (Labor Day). 

Orange Lake management activities to be presented at Sept. 8 public meeting

August 30, 2016 

Proposed management activities at Orange Lake during the upcoming year will be presented by the FWC at a public meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8.  

Limited harvest for snook starts Sept. 1

August 29, 2016 

The recreational harvest season for snook starts Sept. 1 statewide. During the open season, the daily bag limit is one fish per person.  

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