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FWC seeks input on conserving Florida burrowing owls in urban landscapes

June 08, 2017 

The meeting will focus primarily on the process for developing permitting guidelines and on interim permitting processes for Florida burrowing owls in urban areas. 

Citizen scientists needed for FWC barotrauma tool study

June 08, 2017 

The FWC is seeking volunteer anglers and charter/headboat captains to take part in a descending-device citizen science study. Descending devices are tools used to recompress the swim bladder and increase a fish’s chance of survival. 

Placement of artificial reef modules off Mexico Beach now complete

June 07, 2017 

A total of 471 prefabricated concrete artificial reef modules were deployed in three artificial reef permitted areas offshore of Mexico Beach.  

2017 bay scallop season in Dixie/Taylor counties starts June 16

June 07, 2017 

These new season dates are for 2017 only and are an opportunity to explore regionally-specific bay scallop seasons.  

FWC Commission to discuss changes to Gulf red snapper season during special meeting Friday June 9

June 06, 2017 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will have a special meeting at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, June 9, to discuss the Gulf red snapper season for private recreational anglers in state and federal waters.  

FWC and Seminole County providing discounted bear-resistant trash cans

June 01, 2017 

The FWC awarded Seminole County a $200,000 BearWise grant to help reduce prices for residents living within the Urban Bear Management Area (west of Interstate 4).  

Fishing booms in the Everglades

June 01, 2017 

. Low water levels in the marsh are concentrating fish in the L-67A and other canals of the Everglades WMA, and anglers are frequently reporting catches of multiple fish per hour.  

FWC encourages safe boating during Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival

May 31, 2017 

Law enforcement agencies are encouraging all boaters to enjoy their time on the water, but to take a few safety precautions to stay safe.  

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

May 30, 2017 

The FWC will conduct aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau from June 5 through 16, weather permitting. 

Apalachicola Bay oyster conservation-based changes remain in effect through summer season

May 30, 2017 

The FWC began implementing conservation measures in the fall of 2012 in an effort to help the Apalachicola Bay oyster population recover from the effects of low river flow.  

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