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FWC hosts WMA anniversary event at Babcock-Webb

January 17, 2017 

The FWC will host a free public event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area, 29200 Tuckers Grade, Punta Gorda. 

Northwest Florida blue crab trap closure ending early

January 10, 2017 

Recreational and commercial blue crab traps may be placed back in state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) from the Florida/Alabama state line through the Franklin/Wakulla county line starting Wednesday, Jan. 11.  

Blue crab trap closure for northwest Florida starts Jan. 5

December 29, 2016 

Recreational and commercial blue crab traps must be removed from some northwest Florida waters before Jan. 5, the first day of a 10-day trap closure. 

Fishbrain app to help FWC track nonnative freshwater fish

December 20, 2016 

The FWC plans to crowdsource data on nonnative freshwater fish species in Florida by partnering with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Fishbrain – the world’s largest app and social network for anglers.  

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

December 20, 2016 

Several species of grouper will close to recreational and commercial harvest starting Jan. 1 in Florida state waters of the Atlantic, including Monroe County.  

Amberjack, triggerfish and gag grouper season changes in Gulf waters start Jan. 1

December 20, 2016 

To learn more about greater amberjack, gray triggerfish and gag grouper, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on “Saltwater Fishing” and “Recreational Regulations.”  

Mutton snapper management changes effective Jan. 1

December 19, 2016 

These changes are intended to prevent harvest from exceeding the planned federal quotas, or number of fish that can be harvested.  

New barracuda size limits for south Florida effective Jan. 1

December 16, 2016 

Starting Jan. 1, new recreational and commercial size limits for barracuda will be effective in state and federal waters off Collier, Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties only.  

Go “wild” with your holiday shopping

December 12, 2016 

Check out our shopping list, because the holidays are almost here!  

Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Lake Lawne

December 08, 2016 

The FWC is planning to treat hydrilla on Lake Lawne in Orlando on Tuesday, Dec. 13, weather permitting.  

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