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FWC encourages recognition and use of the divers-down flags/buoys

July 29, 2015 

All divers must prominently display a divers-down flag or buoy in the area in which the diving occurs. All vessels must make reasonable effort to stay at least 100 feet away from a divers-down flag or buoy within a river, inlet or channel. In open waters, vessels must make reasonable effort to stay 300 feet away.  

FWC seeks input on derelict vessel management

July 27, 2015 

As part of its efforts to deter and address derelict vessels in Florida’s waterways, FWC staff will meet with stakeholders to gather input as well as discuss potential proposals that would affect the management of at-risk and derelict vessels. This is one of five meetings being held around the state. 

FWC completes boating accident investigation, arrests Naples man

July 24, 2015 

Jeffrey Jackmack (DOB 06/16/1970) of Naples was the operator of a vessel involved in a fatal Collier County boating accident on June 2, 2013.  

Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Lake Tohopekaliga

July 17, 2015 

The FWC will treat hydrilla in portions of Lake Tohopekaliga (Lake Toho) on July 22, weather permitting.  

Two injured in sturgeon strike on Suwannee River

July 14, 2015 

Nicholas P. Bradley and his wife, Jamie L. Bradley, were transported to Shands in Gainesville after being hit by a sturgeon on the Suwannee River. The three children on board the vessel were uninjured.  

Two injured in sturgeon strike in Santa Fe River

July 03, 2015 

The FWC suggests that everyone wear their life jackets, stay off the bow of the boat and go slow while underway. Any sturgeon strikes should be reported to the FWC by calling 888-404-3922.  

Trenton girl killed, family members injured

July 03, 2015 

A 5-year-old girl was killed and her mother and brother were injured by a leaping sturgeon while boating with their family on the Suwannee River.  

FWC announces workshop on Santa Fe boating safety zones

July 01, 2015 

The FWC is holding a workshop to address proposed changes to the boating safety zones affecting vessel speed during flood conditions in the Santa Fe River. The workshop is scheduled for July 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fort White Community Center. 

Orange Lake Habitat Management Plan needs stakeholder involvement, input

June 30, 2015 

Residents, business owners and everyone who has concerns or interest in the Orange Lake Habitat Management Plan Stakeholder Process are welcome and encouraged to attend the July 14 meeting from 6 to 9 p.m. at Grand Lake RV and Golf Resort. 

FWC approves new manatee zones for western Pinellas

June 24, 2015 

To develop the proposed manatee zones, the FWC worked closely with Pinellas County, local municipalities, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and a local rule review committee. The measures will provide important protection for manatees while having limited impacts on local businesses and boaters. 

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