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Seasonal grouper closure starts Jan. 1 in Atlantic, Monroe County waters

December 20, 2016 

Several species of grouper will close to recreational and commercial harvest starting Jan. 1 in Florida state waters of the Atlantic, including Monroe County.  

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.”  

Hunter safety courses offered in 2 counties

December 20, 2016 

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. 

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.  

Hunter safety courses offered in 2 counties

December 16, 2016 

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. 

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.  

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