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FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

February 13, 2017 

Approximately 25 acres of invasive water lettuce and water hyacinth will be treated throughout for Lake Rousseau during the week of Feb. 13, weather permitting. 

2017 bay scallop season in Dixie/Taylor counties set

February 09, 2017 

The 2017 bay scallop season for Dixie County and parts of Taylor County will be open from June 16 through Sept. 10.  

FWC approves spiny lobster commercial bully net fishery changes

February 08, 2017 

The FWC has received input from stakeholders about the increasing participation in the commercial bully net lobster fishery, and these changes will help address some of those concerns. 

FWC approves bay scallop season changes for 2017 in St. Joe Bay; discusses other regional changes

February 08, 2017 

At the December 2017 Commission meeting, staff will review public feedback on these changes and make a recommendation for future management.  

FWC discusses goliath grouper; Gulf red snapper, gray triggerfish and gag grouper

February 08, 2017 

At its February meeting in Crystal River, the FWC discussed future management possibilities for goliath grouper, Gulf of Mexico red snapper, Gulf of Mexico gray triggerfish, and Gulf of Mexico gag grouper.  

Fishing line and tackle disposal – It’s about more than just monofilament

February 06, 2017 

When left in the aquatic environment, fishing line and tackle create potential traps for unsuspecting wildlife that can become entangled and snared, leading to injury and death.  

Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic coming up in Jacksonville

February 02, 2017 

The free, day-long clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Jacksonville University, 2800 University Blvd. N., Jacksonville. 

Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Lake Kissimmee

February 01, 2017 

The FWC will treat portions of Lake Kissimmee in Osceola County for invasive hydrilla during the second week of February, weather permitting. 

Snook reopens in Atlantic state waters

January 25, 2017 

The recreational harvest season for snook reopens on Feb. 1 in Florida’s Atlantic coastal and inland waters (from the Miami-Dade/Monroe county line north), including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River.  

Free hands-on marine activities at Suncoast Youth Conservation Center’s open house

January 24, 2017 

Those attending the free event will have the opportunity to learn how to cast a fishing rod, discover the campus through a scavenger hunt, and experience the Center’s exhibits. 

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