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Snook harvest seasonal closure in Gulf starts Dec. 1

November 24, 2014 

It will reopen to harvest March 1, 2015. Snook can continue to be caught and released during the closed season.  

FWC sponsors online anchoring survey working with partners

November 24, 2014 

The survey discusses anchoring issues in state waters within local jurisdictions and potential ways to resolve conflicts. 

FWC looks to expand deer management units, new antler measures to the rest of Florida

November 21, 2014 

The purpose of the proposal is to manage deer on a more local scale. 

FWC looks to increase hunting opportunity, from a new WMA to expanded turkey-hunting hours

November 21, 2014 

If passed, the opportunities would be available beginning with the 2015-16 season. 

Red grouper conservation measures approved

November 20, 2014 

Bag limit lowered from 4 to 2, effective Jan. 1. 

Give thanks for Florida’s great outdoors, those who protect it this holiday season

November 19, 2014 

Chances are we’ll see some of them out working while others are recreating. 

Next lionfish-control step prevents lionfish breeding, effective Nov. 26

November 18, 2014 

Lionfish are an invasive species that have a negative impact on native fish and habitat. 

Are you ‘Fishing in the Know’? Marine Fisheries newsletter gets new name for new style

November 18, 2014 

New name for what many have known for years as the “Hot Sheet.”  

FWC to meet Nov. 20-21 in Key Largo

November 13, 2014 

The public will have opportunities to speak both days. 

FWC, partners unlock some mysteries behind red tide in 5-year study

November 12, 2014 

The organism uses a variety of nutrients from different sources. 

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