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Cancelled: Oct. 7 Crystal River Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic

October 05, 2017 

Due to the impending impact of Tropical Storm Nate to the Florida Gulf coast this weekend, the Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 7 in Crystal River has been cancelled.  

Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in October

October 05, 2017 

Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676. 

Share your bay scallop input with the FWC; workshops scheduled for October

October 05, 2017 

The goal of these workshops is to gather input on the bay scallop fishery, including whether this year’s staggered season was more enjoyable and whether it had any economic impact on the coastal communities that depend upon this fishery.  

Reminder: Gulf County bay scallop season closes Oct. 9

October 05, 2017 

Learn more about and comment on the future management of bay scallops at a bay scallop workshop 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. ET Oct. 12 in Port St. Joe at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.  

Stone crab claw season opens Oct. 15 in state, federal waters

October 04, 2017 

To ensure this valuable resource is available for generations to come, take care when removing crab claws and follow all conservation-based management guidelines for stone crab harvest.  

Orange Lake management activities update presentation to be held Oct. 17

October 04, 2017 

A public meeting to present an update on management activities performed at Orange Lake under last year’s work plan and to discuss the draft work plan for the upcoming year is scheduled for Oct. 17. 

Florida’s recreational and commercial saltwater fishing industries are open for business

October 04, 2017 

The FWC is reminding residents and visitors that, despite the effects of Hurricane Irma, recreational and commercial saltwater fishing operations are reopening for business. 

Hunter safety courses offered in 4 counties

October 04, 2017 

Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s regional office in West Palm Beach at 561-625-5122. 

And the winners are…FWC announces Lionfish Challenge recreational and commercial winners

October 03, 2017 

Ken Ayers Jr. of Panama City took home the recreational Lionfish King award with a total of 1,250 lionfish harvested. Joshua Livingston of Destin became Florida’s first Commercial Champion for his efforts in removing 4,560 pounds of lionfish.  

Update 3: Unified Command begins removal process for vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma

September 29, 2017 

The Emergency Support Function 10 Florida, a Unified Command, has initiated removal efforts prioritizing vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma which are actively polluting or creating a hazard to navigation to traffic in the area.  

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