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Register for Snook Symposium by Jan. 6

January 04, 2016 

The day-long discussion is open to the public and will focus on snook management and research in Florida, including the results of the soon-to-be released 2015 stock assessment, information on population recovery following the 2010 cold kill, and opportunities for improving snook management. Learn more by viewing the agenda at MyFWC.com/Snook2016. 

Help plan the future of Spirit-of-the-Wild Wildlife Management Area

December 28, 2015 

A 10-year plan for the Spirit-of-the-Wild WMA will be presented at a public hearing at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 at John Boy Auditorium, 1200 South W.C. Owens Ave., Clewiston.  

Seasonal grouper closure starts Jan. 1 in Atlantic, Monroe County waters

December 21, 2015 

Several species of grouper will close to recreational and commercial harvest starting Jan. 1 in Florida state waters of the Atlantic, including Monroe County. This seasonal closure includes gag, black, red, yellowmouth, yellowfin and tiger grouper; scamp; red hind; rock hind; coney; and graysby.  

Amberjack, triggerfish reopen to recreational harvest in Gulf waters Jan. 1; amberjack size limit changes Jan. 4

December 21, 2015 

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish will reopen to harvest in Gulf state and federal waters Jan. 1 and the greater amberjack size limit will change from 30 inches to 34 inches fork length in Gulf state and federal waters Jan. 4. 

FWC suggests life-saving holiday gifts for boaters

December 18, 2015 

An inflatable life jacket could possibly be the best gift any boater could hope for during the holidays. Add either an Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) or Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) under the tree and you’re assured the boater in your life will be safer on the water. 

Snook Symposium Jan. 13; sign up today

December 14, 2015 

The day-long discussion is open to the public and will focus on snook management and research in Florida, including the results of the soon-to-be released 2015 stock assessment, population recovery following the 2010 cold kill, and opportunities for improving snook management. 

Learn how to catch a python with free hands-on training in Fort Myers, Naples

December 14, 2015 

Visit PythonChallenge.org for more information about 2016 Python Challenge™ registration and training opportunities. You can also learn about Burmese pythons, the unique Everglades ecosystem and details about the 2016 Python Challenge™, including information about registration, competition rules, online contests and more. 

FWC commends recently approved Seminole County bear ordinance

December 10, 2015 

The FWC commends Seminole County on its unanimous vote to approve an ordinance that will help deter bears from lingering in Seminole County neighborhoods. The ordinance requires residents to take precautions to remove food attractants such as unsecured garbage, and encourages the use of bear-resistant trash receptacles.  

FWC investigates bird deaths on Neptune Beach

December 10, 2015 

The FWC received reports about the dead birds over Thanksgiving weekend. Many of the birds were too decomposed to determine cause of death, so officials are unsure what happened to the animals. 

Snook harvest seasonal closure in Atlantic starts Dec. 15

December 09, 2015 

The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 15 in Atlantic state and federal waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, and will remain closed through Jan. 31, 2016, reopening to harvest Feb. 1. Snook can be caught and released during the closed season. 

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