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Report Florida Keys reptiles, amphibians to FWC

January 19, 2016 

Biologists from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) need your help evaluating the status of reptiles and amphibians via online submissions. 

Mutton snapper workshops scheduled for February

January 19, 2016 

Attend one of the upcoming mutton snapper workshop hosted in February by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).  

FWC conserves painted, indigo buntings, focuses on illegal trapping

January 19, 2016 

Painted and indigo buntings breed in northern Florida, spend the winter primarily in southern Florida and can be found throughout much of the state during spring and fall migration. Poachers illegally trap these beautiful birds to sell them, often to unsuspecting members of the public. 

Roads in Box-R WMA reopened

January 14, 2016 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has reopened the roads that were closed within Box-R Wildlife Management Area (WMA). 

FWC announces Jan. 20 deadline for comment on plan conserving 57 imperiled species

January 13, 2016 

The deadline for public comment on the plan is Wednesday, Jan. 20. People can go online to read the plan at MyFWC.com/Imperiled and offer feedback by email, using Imperiled@myfwc.com.  

Join the fun at 2016 Python Challenge™ Invasive Species Awareness Festival

January 12, 2016 

The free, family-friendly 2016 Python Challenge™ Invasive Species Awareness Festival happens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 16, at Florida International University’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus in Miami. 

St. Johns River blue crab trap closure starts Jan. 16

January 06, 2016 

Recreational and commercial blue crab traps in all waters of the St. Johns River system must be removed from the water before Jan. 16, the first day of a 10-day trap closure. This closure will give groups authorized by the FWC the opportunity to identify and retrieve lost and abandoned blue crab traps from the water. 

The trophies are coming.

January 06, 2016 

By going to TrophyCatchFlorida.com anglers can register, submit fish, and examine other catches from around the state. Just registering makes you eligible to win a $40,000 boat package. Ed Prather was the lucky winner of the third Phoenix Bass Boat given away by TrophyCatch.  

Road Closures on Box-R WMA

January 05, 2016 

The closure includes all of Sneads Hammock Road, Deep Slough Road, Buzzard Bay Road, West Boundary Road, and the portion of Huckleberry Lane from the Box-R Cottage driveway north to the Jackson River.  

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. 

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