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FWC approves new Florida Saltwater Fishing Records

July 24, 2018 

Five new Florida Saltwater Fishing Records were approved in the past year, including an 826-pound, 8-ounce bluefin tuna caught by Rick Whitley off Destin, along with Capt. Joey Birbeck and mates, Dennis Bennett and Josh Goodson, of the vessel "You Never Know." Whitley’s impressive catch took the vacant bluefin tuna state record slot, filling the final vacancy in the conventional tackle category. 

Bowhunting course offered in Miami-Dade County

July 24, 2018 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free bowhunting course in Miami-Dade County. 

Good news for a big snake

July 23, 2018 

Twenty federally threatened eastern indigo snakes have just been released in northern Florida at The Nature Conservancy’s Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve (ABRP) as part of a collaborative endeavor to return the native, nonvenomous apex predator to the region. The release of the snakes marks the second year in a row of the reintroduction effort, and furthers the long-term joint plan of multiple nonprofit, agency, and academia partners to restore this important species to the region. 

Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area reopens to public

July 19, 2018 

Temporarily restricting access to this WMA was a necessary conservation measure because high water levels had forced wildlife to take refuge on tree islands and levees, resulting in stressful conditions for the animals.  

Help plan the future of L. Kirk Edwards Wildlife and Environmental Area

July 19, 2018 

FWC staff will present the draft land management plan for the FWC-managed WEA, and people will be encouraged to comment and ask questions.  

Lionfish Challenge 2018 Update – July 18

July 18, 2018 

The Lionfish Challenge rewards lionfish harvesters with prizes for their lionfish removals, tagged or not. The tagged lionfish component is new this year and includes cash prizes up to $5,000.  

Free Women’s and Adult Saltwater Fishing Clinics coming up in Panama City Beach

July 18, 2018 

Advance registration is required. To register, go to MyFWC.com, click on “Calendar” and select “Fishing Clinics – Adult and Women’s” from the drop-down menu “All Categories.”  

Recreational red snapper season closes July 21 in Gulf state and federal waters

July 16, 2018 

To learn more about the 40-day recreational red snapper season in Gulf state and federal waters, including season size and bag limits, visit MyFWC.com/Snappers. 

Have an opinion on shore-based shark fishing? Now is the time to share. Attend a workshop.

July 11, 2018 

If you cannot attend an in-person meeting, submit comments online by visiting MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments. Staff is working on an advance copy of the presentation and a virtual workshop that should be available online in the near future.  

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Palm Coast promises day of learning, fun

July 10, 2018 

To find out more about fishing clinics for kids, go to MyFWC.com/Fishing and select the “Youth & Student” option under “Education.” 

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