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FWC: Safe boating saves lives

May 17, 2018 

Each year, FWC officers respond to far too many tragic and preventable boating accidents, so they want all boaters to remember to boat safely. 

2017 boating accident statistics provide an opportunity for boating safety reminders

May 16, 2018 

In 2017, 261 boating accidents involved collisions and 38 percent of all collisions were due to inattention or the operator failing to maintain a proper lookout.  

Critical Wildlife Area signs go up in southwest Florida

May 15, 2018 

The FWC is installing in-water markers around CWAs in southwest Florida. Alafia Banks CWA in Hillsborough County, and Myakka River CWA and Roberts Bay CWA in Sarasota County, have new signs alerting boaters to the status of these islands.  

Critical Wildlife Area signs go up in Brevard County

May 15, 2018 

The FWC has installed in-water markers around two Critical Wildlife Areas in Brevard County. Stick Marsh CWA and BC49 CWA have new signs alerting boaters to the status of these islands.  

FWC reopens Area 3A North in the Everglades WMA complex

May 15, 2018 

Recent rains have raised water levels in the portion of the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area known as 3A North prompting the FWC to reopen the area.  

Sturgeon returning to the Suwannee River

May 03, 2018 

While boating on the Suwanee River, going slow is recommended to reduce the risk of impact and allow for more reaction time if a jumping sturgeon is encountered. 

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

May 03, 2018 

Invasive hydrilla will be treated only in boat trails, but water lettuce and water hyacinth will be treated throughout the lake May 7-18, weather permitting. 

Give nesting waterbirds space to help keep them safe

April 19, 2018 

Nesting birds can be easily disturbed if people approach too closely. Such disturbance can cause birds to abandon their nesting sites, exposing eggs and chicks to predators, sun exposure and other harm.  

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.”  

Wildfires and low water prompt restrictions for Everglades WMA

April 17, 2018 

Effective immediately, the order prohibits motorized vehicles, including swamp buggies/tracked vehicles and airboats, in a portion of the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor WMA designated as Water Conservation Area 3A North.  

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