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FWC installs new artificial fish attractors on Lake Toho

February 14, 2017 

The new artificial fish attractors, made of synthetic brush, are expected to be more effective and durable than the oak trees used as attractors in previous years.  

Catch a Florida Memory with 11-year-old Tristan

February 13, 2017 

Last fall, Tristan submitted photos of himself with 10 of the species on the list, allowing him to join the first tier of the Saltwater Fish Life List Club rewards program.  

Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Lake Toho

February 13, 2017 

From Feb. 13-24, the FWC will treat 2,300 acres of Lake Toho, following a plan created with input from stakeholders during a public meeting on Sept. 13, 2016.  

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

February 13, 2017 

Approximately 25 acres of invasive water lettuce and water hyacinth will be treated throughout for Lake Rousseau during the week of Feb. 13, weather permitting. 

2017 bay scallop season in Dixie/Taylor counties set

February 09, 2017 

The 2017 bay scallop season for Dixie County and parts of Taylor County will be open from June 16 through Sept. 10.  

FWC approves spiny lobster commercial bully net fishery changes

February 08, 2017 

The FWC has received input from stakeholders about the increasing participation in the commercial bully net lobster fishery, and these changes will help address some of those concerns. 

FWC approves bay scallop season changes for 2017 in St. Joe Bay; discusses other regional changes

February 08, 2017 

At the December 2017 Commission meeting, staff will review public feedback on these changes and make a recommendation for future management.  

FWC discusses goliath grouper; Gulf red snapper, gray triggerfish and gag grouper

February 08, 2017 

At its February meeting in Crystal River, the FWC discussed future management possibilities for goliath grouper, Gulf of Mexico red snapper, Gulf of Mexico gray triggerfish, and Gulf of Mexico gag grouper.  

Florida scrub-jays will be in the spotlight at Feb. 18 festival

February 06, 2017 

Come celebrate this songbird at the 8th annual Florida Scrub-Jay Festival on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Jonathan Dickinson State Park, External Website about 12 miles south of Stuart on U.S. 1. 

Fishing line and tackle disposal – It’s about more than just monofilament

February 06, 2017 

When left in the aquatic environment, fishing line and tackle create potential traps for unsuspecting wildlife that can become entangled and snared, leading to injury and death.  

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