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Red tide confirmed in Florida: What you need to know

October 30, 2015 

FWC researchers are currently monitoring two blooms along Florida’s Gulf coast, one located in northwest Florida and the other in southwest Florida. 

Prescribed fire scheduled for western Lake Okeechobee

October 28, 2015 

The prescribed fire is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 29, through Monday, Nov. 2, weather permitting. Access to the navigational trails through the bay may be limited temporarily during the fire for safety reasons. 

Hydrilla treatment scheduled for two Osceola County lakes

October 28, 2015 

The FWC will treat 515 acres on Lake Hatchineha and 532 acres on Lake Kissimmee the first week of November by airboat with Aquathol K™, which has no restrictions for fishing, swimming or irrigation.  

Barracuda: New bag/vessel limits effective Nov. 1 in south Florida

October 27, 2015 

New recreational and commercial bag limits for barracuda go into effect Nov. 1 for state and federal waters off Collier, Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties only. 

Free Kids’ Saltwater Fishing Clinic promises day of learning, fun

October 26, 2015 

The FWC will offer a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic for children between the ages of 5 and 15 from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 7 at Good Times Motel and Marina, Steinhatchee. 

FWC to conduct aquatic weed control on Lake Rousseau

October 26, 2015 

The FWC will be conducting aquatic weed control operations in Lake Rousseau using Environmental Protection Agency-approved herbicides through Nov. 6. 

2015 Gulf red snapper season closes after this weekend

October 26, 2015 

Halloween (Oct. 31) and Nov. 1 are the last days the recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters will be open in 2015. 

TrophyCatch welcomes new partners

October 14, 2015 

TrophyCatch announced the successful conclusion of its third season as a citizen-science, conservation rewards program that continues to document Florida’s status as the bass fishing capital of the world. Entering into Season 4 several new businesses have partnered with the FWC to make TrophyCatch even more appealing. 

Learn a hobby at free Women’s Fishing Clinic in Crystal River

October 14, 2015 

Learn the skills to successfully cast your line into the sea by registering today for the FWC's Women’s Fishing Clinic in Crystal River on Nov. 14. Participants will not only take home a lifelong hobby, they will leave with a new appreciation for the marine environment.  

FWRI opens its doors for the 21st annual MarineQuest

October 13, 2015 

The public is invited to explore Florida’s fish and wildlife and their habitats at the open house Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at FWRI’s headquarters on Tampa Bay (100 8th Ave. S.E., in downtown St. Petersburg). 

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