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FWC approves guidelines for conserving 8 imperiled species

February 07, 2018 

The species guidelines are designed to be a tool for landowners, consultants, agency partners and other interested parties on how to conserve these eight imperiled species. 

You’re invited! More people explore nature, engage in outdoors activities at Florida WMAs

February 07, 2018 

More information about the WMAs’ 75th anniversary and the experiences that WMAs offer to Floridians and visitors all year-long can be found at 

Reef Rangers website is renovated, ready for more lionfish hunters

February 02, 2018 

Reef Rangers is a year-round lionfish removal program where individuals and teams of divers pledge to remove lionfish from adopted reef sites of their choice.  

New Critical Wildlife Area in-water markers to be installed in Lee County

February 01, 2018 

The FWC will soon be installing in-water markers around five new Critical Wildlife Areas in Lee County: Hemp Key CWA; Broken Islands CWA; Matanzas Pass Island CWA; Big Carlos Pass CWA; and Coconut Point East CWA. 

FWC to meet Feb. 7-8 near Tallahassee

January 31, 2018 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet Feb. 7-8 at the Florida Public Safety Institute, 85 Academy Drive, Havana, FL 32333.  

Monofilament recycling website gets new look, interactive map

January 31, 2018 

You can learn all of this and more by visiting the newly updated FWC Monofilament Recovery and Recycling Program’s website at  

Florida scrub-jays play starring role at Feb. 3 festival

January 29, 2018 

The free Florida Scrub-Jay and Wildlife Festival on Saturday, Feb. 3 in Volusia County offers an 8 a.m. early-bird hike, and continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with eco-buggy rides, guided hikes, wildlife exhibits and presentations, and activities for kids. 

FWC monitoring sea turtles, manatees during cold weather

January 03, 2018 

FWC staff, partners and volunteers are monitoring the status of marine species affected most by the cold, and are prepared in case rescues are needed. 

Greater amberjack season set to reopen May 1 in Gulf state waters

December 21, 2017 

The greater amberjack recreational season in Gulf state waters will remain closed through April 30, and will reopen to harvest May 1-31 and Aug. 1-Oct. 31.  

Gulf gray triggerfish reopens March 1, 2018

December 15, 2017 

Recreational harvest of gray triggerfish will remain closed in Gulf state and federal waters through Feb. 28, 2018, reopening March 1. The season will also close June 1 through July 31.  

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The Florida manatee, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, is a large, gray, sausage-shaped marine mammal with leathery looking skin similar to an elephant's.

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