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Blue crab trap closure in northwest Florida starts Jan. 5

December 29, 2014 

Until trap season reopens, blue crabs may be harvested with other gear, such as dip nets and fold-up traps. 

2 die in fatal boating accident on Lake Jesup

December 29, 2014 

Airboat containging 5 people struck overhead portion of bridge at S.R. 417. 

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

December 22, 2014 

State waters in the Atlantic are from shore out to 3 nautical miles. 

Bear bites girl in Eastpoint; FWC responding

December 22, 2014 

Officers and biologists immediately responded to the scene and have initiated trapping and removal efforts. 

Buy your next FWC license on your phone using new app

December 22, 2014 

Buying an FWC license has never been easier. 

FWC arrests 2 for BUI, works to improve boating safety

December 18, 2014 

The pair face up to $1,000 in fines and up to 6 months in jail. 

Free hunter safety course offered in Okeechobee County

December 18, 2014 

Dec. 29-30 in Okeechobee. 

Try one of FWC's new Saltwater Grand Slams

December 16, 2014 

Do you know what an FWC Saltwater Grand Slam is? If not, you are missing out on an exciting opportunity. 

Report Florida Lionfish app updated with new interactive map

December 16, 2014 

The app is now more interactive than ever.  

Florida visitor sets new shoal bass record

December 16, 2014 

Pound-for-pound, shoal bass are one of the top fighters in the black bass family.  

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