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Look out boaters - manatees are on the move

March 23, 2016 

The FWC cautions boaters to look out for manatees and follow posted manatee zones. From April 1 through Nov. 15, seasonal manatee zones require boaters to slow down in certain areas to prevent manatees from being struck by motorboats or personal watercraft.  

FWC conducts aquatic weed control on Lake Rousseau

March 21, 2016 

The FWC will be conducting aquatic weed control operations on Lake Rousseau through April 8, using EPA-approved herbicides. During this period, water lettuce and water hyacinth will be treated throughout the lake.  

Boca Grande Pass gear restriction boundary shifts

March 18, 2016 

Sands shift and when they do, sometimes, buoys must be moved and boundaries changed. That’s what happened recently in Boca Grande Pass. Recent changes to the buoys marking Boca Grande Pass will affect tarpon anglers and others fishing in the Pass during the months of April, May and June. 

FWC investigating vessel accident in Destin; numerous injuries, one missing

March 18, 2016 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), in conjunction with Okaloosa County Sherrif’s Office, Bay County Sherrif’s Office, Panama City Fire Department and the U.S. Coast Guard, are responding to the scene of a vessel accident that occurred this morning at the Destin jetty. 

New flood zones on Santa Fe, Suwannee to be posted

March 17, 2016 

The work includes the replacement and relocation of several existing markers and installation of new markers posting the revised zones. The project is expected to begin late March and be completed by the end of April.  

FWC plans treatment of invasive plants near boat ramp on Deer Point Lake

March 09, 2016 

The FWC will treat an invasive aquatic plan known as giant salvinia or salvinia molesta on Deer Point Lake in Bay County. The first treatment will be on March 10, weather permitting, followed by additional treatments as deemed necessary.  

FWC to improve aids to navigation at Suwannee River entrance channels

March 03, 2016 

The FWC has scheduled improvements to the aids to navigation that mark the Suwannee River entrance channels at Alligator Pass, McGriff Channel/Wadley Pass and Salt Creek.  

Santa Fe idle-speed, no-wake Zone 8 deactivates

February 26, 2016 

This area of the river becomes an idle-speed, no-wake zone when the Santa Fe River reaches 17 feet as indicated on the Three Rivers gauge, where flood stage is 19 feet. That went into effect Feb. 13. The levels dropped below 17 feet Feb. 24.  

FWC requests public input on updating Collier County manatee zones

February 26, 2016 

The FWC is working with Collier County and other local governments to determine whether updates are needed to manatee zones that were last reviewed and amended in 1997. The public meeting offers an opportunity for people to ask questions and provide information to FWC staff. 

Public meeting set on managing aquatic plant life in Tallahassee area lakes

February 19, 2016 

The FWC will hold a public meeting on Feb. 23, to discuss the management of aquatic plants in five Tallahassee area lakes (Jackson, Carr, Iamonia, Miccosukee and Munson). The meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 170 at the Carr Building, 3800 Commonwealth Blvd., Tallahassee.  

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