News Releases

Recent News

Showing 11 through 20 of 389 articles in the Fishing categoryPrevious  /  Next

Media statement: FWC Commission goliath grouper update

April 26, 2018 

The FWC directed staff to continue current goliath grouper research and management, and develop a road map to direct future conservation efforts. They did not pursue a limited harvest.  

FWC approves statewide changes to tripletail and sheepshead management

April 26, 2018 

These proactive measures will help conserve both fisheries for current and future generations.  

FWC discusses Gulf red snapper management, creates Gulf Reef Fish State For-Hire program for 2018-2019

April 26, 2018 

This program will enhance management efforts by requiring for-hire operations that target or harvest certain reef fish in Gulf of Mexico state waters (excluding Monroe County) to report their intention to harvest these species.  

Media statement: FWC Commission shark update

April 25, 2018 

The FWC directed staff to continue to stay engaged on all shark-related issues and to pursue development of draft regulations for shore-based shark fishing.  

Charitable fishing teens honored by FWC

April 25, 2018 

The FWC honored six Boca Raton teens who, through their organization Fillet for Friends, have donated more than 800 pounds of fresh fish fillets to organizations that feed those in need.  

Snook to close in Gulf state and federal waters

April 23, 2018 

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.  

Upcoming free Kids’ Fishing Clinics in Pensacola and Fernandina

April 20, 2018 

The FWC hosts these free Kids’ Fishing Clinics for children between the ages of 5 and 15. The Pensacola clinic will be at Vince J. Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park and the Fernandina clinic will be at Fort Clinch State Park,. 

Sign up for the 2018 Lionfish Challenge, win up to $5,000

April 19, 2018 

Registration for the FWC 2018 Lionfish Challenge is open. Register at MyFWC.com/Lionfish. 

FWC to meet April 25-26 in Fort Lauderdale

April 17, 2018 

For the full April 25-26 agenda and links to background reports, go to MyFWC.com/Commission and select “Commission Meetings.”  

Gov. Scott and FWC announce 40-day recreational red snapper season in Gulf state and federal waters

April 17, 2018 

The FWC and Gov. Rick Scott are excited to announce a 40-day recreational red snapper season for both Gulf state and federal waters. A 24-day season was originally proposed. 

Showing 11 through 20 of 389 articles in the Fishing categoryPrevious  /  Next


FWC Facts:
Adult Florida bass usually eat crayfish and other fish, but on rare occasions eat snakes and birds.

Learn More at AskFWC