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FWC addresses invasive plant growth in St. Johns River

October 13, 2015 

Applications of glyphosate and imazapyr aquatic herbicides will be made from Oct. 15 to 30 , if weather permits, on portions of the river between Highways 520 and 50. There are no restrictions on the use of water in the treatment area for recreational purposes, including swimming and fishing.  

FWC to conduct aquatic weed control on Lake Rousseau

October 13, 2015 

The FWC will be conducting aquatic weed control operations in Lake Rousseau through Oct. 23, using EPA-approved herbicides. During this period, water lettuce and water hyacinth found anywhere on the lake will be treated.  

Help plan the future of Salt Lake Wildlife Management Area

October 12, 2015 

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) staff will present the draft land management plan for the FWC-managed WMA, and people will be encouraged to comment and ask questions.  

Orange Lake Habitat Management Plan needs stakeholder involvement, input

October 08, 2015 

Residents, business owners and everyone who has interest in the Orange Lake Habitat Management Plan Stakeholder Process, are welcome to attend the Oct. 13 meeting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Grand Lake RV and Golf Resort, located off Highway 318 just east of I-75. 

Stone crab season opens Oct. 15 in state, federal waters

October 07, 2015 

For more information on harvesting stone crabs for recreation, as well as commercial stone crab regulations and licensing information, go online to (click on “Saltwater”). 

New stone crab trap specifications in Collier, Monroe and Miami-Dade counties

October 07, 2015 

Effective Oct. 5, the use of round entrances (also known as throats or funnels) is no longer allowed for stone crab traps used in state or federal waters off Collier, Monroe and Miami-Dade counties. 

Learn a hobby at free Women’s Fishing Clinic in St. Petersburg!

September 25, 2015 

Learn the skills to successfully cast your line into the sea by attending the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Women’s Fishing Clinic in St. Petersburg on Oct. 10. 

Record shoal bass caught in Chipola River

September 24, 2015 

Stewart Mayeaux, 41, of Marianna, enjoyed the thrill of seeing a 4-pound, 14-ounce shoal bass hit his lure on Sept. 19 and knowing he had a possible state record. Mayeaux, who moved from Louisiana five years ago, had read on the website about several shoal bass records having been caught recently. 

Recreational bay scallop season closes Sept. 25

September 22, 2015 

The 2015 recreational season for bay scallops will close Friday, Sept. 25. The final day of harvesting is Thursday, Sept. 24. 

Hey, kids! Let’s go fishing!

September 15, 2015 

The annual Lake Eaton Kids’ Fishing Derby at the FWC's Ocala Conservation Center and Youth Camp will be Saturday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. until noon for children ages 6-12. Everything the kids need to fish, including cane poles, bait and instruction, will be provided by the FWC and its partners.  

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