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Amberjack, triggerfish and gag grouper season changes in Gulf waters start Jan. 1

December 20, 2016 

To learn more about greater amberjack, gray triggerfish and gag grouper, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on “Saltwater Fishing” and “Recreational Regulations.”  

FWC recommends lifesaving gifts for boaters!

December 19, 2016 

An inflatable life jacket along with either an Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon or a Personal Locator Beacon are probably the best gifts any boater could hope for during the holidays.  

Mutton snapper management changes effective Jan. 1

December 19, 2016 

These changes are intended to prevent harvest from exceeding the planned federal quotas, or number of fish that can be harvested.  

New barracuda size limits for south Florida effective Jan. 1

December 16, 2016 

Starting Jan. 1, new recreational and commercial size limits for barracuda will be effective in state and federal waters off Collier, Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties only.  

FWC awards $825,000 to local governments to reduce human-bear conflicts

December 13, 2016 

This funding aims to reduce the number of bears spending time in neighborhoods by participating in cost sharing with local governments to provide more residents with bear-resistant equipment.  

Go “wild” with your holiday shopping

December 12, 2016 

Check out our shopping list, because the holidays are almost here!  

Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Lake Lawne

December 08, 2016 

The FWC is planning to treat hydrilla on Lake Lawne in Orlando on Tuesday, Dec. 13, weather permitting.  

FWC plans prescribed burn on Lake Okeechobee

December 07, 2016 

The FWC is planning to conduct a prescribed burn on 20,000 acres of Lake Okeechobee in a marsh area south of the Kissimmee River and north of the Indian Prairie (C-40) Canal. 

Snook harvest seasonal closure in Atlantic starts Dec. 15

December 06, 2016 

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, 2017, reopening to harvest Feb. 1.  

FWC certifies first state record Mayan cichlid

December 02, 2016 

FWC fisheries biologists certified the first state record Mayan cichlid weighing 2.37 pounds caught by Jonathan Johnson from Fort Myers on Nov. 28, 2016.  

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Florida's American shad are the smallest on the East Coast of the United States. In Florida, shad average 2 to 3 pounds; the state record is 5.19 pounds.

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