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Anglers can take advantage of more Gulf red snapper fishing starting this weekend

June 15, 2017 

This Friday, June 16, begins the first weekend of an additional 39-day season for recreational red snapper fishing in Gulf federal waters and changes to the state season.  

FWC’s Apalachicola River wildlife habitat manager honored by Governor, Cabinet

June 15, 2017 

Matthew Hortman, an FWC biologist who works on the Apalachicola River WEA, received the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s 2016 Resource Manager of the Year award at the June 14 meeting of the Governor and Cabinet in Tallahassee.  

FWC reminds scallopers to stay safe, recognize and use divers-down flags and buoys

June 15, 2017 

With the opening of scallop seasons fast approaching, the FWC reminds everyone engaged in this fun outdoor activity to use a divers-down warning device whenever they are snorkeling or scuba diving while searching for these tasty treats. 

High water prompts restrictions for 3 Everglades-area WMAs

June 14, 2017 

High water levels have prompted the FWC to issue an executive order temporarily restricting public access to Everglades and Francis S. Taylor, Holey Land, and Rotenberger Wildlife Management Areas.  

Snapper Season Statement

June 09, 2017 

FWC Commissioners held a call to discuss and hear public input on aligning the state waters red snapper season with a possible expanded federal waters season for private recreational anglers.  

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Cape Canaveral promises day of learning, fun

June 08, 2017 

Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing fun, family outings are the objectives for the Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Cape Canaveral on June 24. 

FWC seeks input on conserving Florida burrowing owls in urban landscapes

June 08, 2017 

The meeting will focus primarily on the process for developing permitting guidelines and on interim permitting processes for Florida burrowing owls in urban areas. 

Placement of artificial reef modules off Mexico Beach now complete

June 07, 2017 

A total of 471 prefabricated concrete artificial reef modules were deployed in three artificial reef permitted areas offshore of Mexico Beach.  

2017 bay scallop season in Dixie/Taylor counties starts June 16

June 07, 2017 

These new season dates are for 2017 only and are an opportunity to explore regionally-specific bay scallop seasons.  

FWC Commission to discuss changes to Gulf red snapper season during special meeting Friday June 9

June 06, 2017 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will have a special meeting at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, June 9, to discuss the Gulf red snapper season for private recreational anglers in state and federal waters.  

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