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Sherri Collins, Palm Beach County ASA, honored as FWC Prosecutor of the Year

April 13, 2016 

During the April 13 Commission meeting at Harbourside Place in Jupiter, the FWC honored Palm Beach County Assistant State Attorney Sherri Collins with the agency’s Prosecutor of the Year Award.  

2016 Gulf recreational red snapper state season set

April 13, 2016 

The 2016 season will open Saturdays and Sundays in May starting May 7. On May 28, the season will open continuously through July 10. Finally, the season will reopen for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September and October, and on Labor Day.  

“Wear It Florida!” – Life jackets save lives

April 11, 2016 

As a boater, the FWC encourages you to download and link to the video “Life Jackets” for use on your social media channels and websites. 

Santa Fe, Suwannee idle-speed, no-wake zones activated

April 11, 2016 

Because of the recent rains and the rising water levels, the Santa Fe River’s Zone 7 and the Suwannee River’s Zone 3 gauges have risen to the point of activating the idle-speed, no-wake zones, according to FWC officials. Zones 1 and 8 were activated last week.  

Hunter safety Internet-completion courses offered in May

April 08, 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 Lake City at 386-758-0525. 

FWC activates idle-speed, no-wake restrictions on Suwannee River’s Zone 1

April 08, 2016 

The Suwannee River reached flood stage at Ellaville today, prompting the FWC to activate idle-speed, no-wake restrictions for the area of the river from U.S. 90 in Ellaville south to State Road 51 in Luraville. 

Spring has sprung and outdoor opportunities abound

April 07, 2016 

From hitting the beach to hiking a Wildlife Management Area trail, spring in the Sunshine State provides countless outdoor recreation opportunities. It’s also a great time of the year to see some of the state’s fascinating wildlife species.  

FWC to meet April 13-14 in Jupiter

April 06, 2016 

The FWC will meet April 13-14 at the Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place, 122 Soundings Ave., Jupiter, FL 33477. 

Sturgeon returning to the Suwannee River

April 06, 2016 

Gulf sturgeon have begun their annual migration back into the Suwannee River, according to FWC officials. Boaters can coexist with these fish and enjoy their time on the water but should take precautions.  

New Santa Fe idle-speed, no-wake zone activates

April 06, 2016 

Because of recent rains and rising water levels, the Santa Fe River’s Zone 8 rose above 17 feet today, activating the idle-speed, no-wake zone, according to FWC officials.  

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