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FWC to meet June 22-23 in the Apalachicola area

June 16, 2016 

The FWC will meet June 22-23 at the Franklin County School Gymnasium in Eastpoint. The meeting both days starts at 8:30 a.m. Both sessions are open to the public and the public will be provided opportunities to speak.  

FWC plans June 22 meeting on managing plants in Lake Istokpoga

June 15, 2016 

The FWC invites the public to participate in a meeting on managing plants in Lake Istokpoga. It will be held Wednesday, June 22 from 6-8 p.m. in the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center auditorium. 

Snook stock is on the rise, aligns with FWC goals

June 14, 2016 

After a prolonged cold spell in January 2010, the FWC took immediate action to help snook populations rebound by closing the fisheries. The latest stock assessment shows that catch rates have returned to pre-cold event levels.  

Let the Lionfish Challenge begin; may the odds be ever in your favor

June 10, 2016 

Since the kick-off on May 14, 29 divers have entered 4,338 lionfish in the statewide Lionfish Challenge, which rewards those who remove 50 or more lionfish from waters across the state.  

New state record shoal bass caught in Florida

June 10, 2016 

Jimmy Ray Tice from Cottondale caught a 5.2-pound shoal bass on the Apalachicola River in Gadsden County at 6:45 a.m. on May 27, 2016. He beat the previous certified state record by more than 5 ounces. 

FWC to Consider Staff Recommendation for Florida Bear Hunt, Four Options on How to Move Forward

June 10, 2016 

Invites public to provide input on options using FWC’s Website 

FWC monitoring Tropical Storm Colin’s impacts on sea turtle nests

June 08, 2016 

In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Colin, the FWC is assessing damage to sea turtle nests along Florida’s coasts.  

T.M. Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area temporarily closed

June 08, 2016 

Due to construction projects on area dikes and related improvements to the area, the FWC has temporarily closed the T.M. Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area. 

Bay scallop workshop scheduled June 13

June 06, 2016 

A workshop to gather public input on this summer’s bay scallop season in St. Joseph Bay is scheduled for June 13 in Port St. Joe. The FWC will provide survey updates and gather feedback about potential management options.  

FWC concludes bear management webinars

June 03, 2016 

On June 2, The FWC completed the last of three webinars held to answer the public's questions and gather input on the agency's comprehensive bear management program.  

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