June 21, 2016
Law enforcement agencies nationwide will be out in force June 24-26, looking for boaters who choose to boat under the influence, and then removing them from the water.
May 18, 2016
Nearly half of boating accidents in 2015 involved collisions and 34 percent of all collisions were due to inattention or the operator failing to maintain a proper look-out.
May 18, 2016
In conjunction with National Safe Boating Week, the Governor’s Office has issued a proclamation extending best wishes to all May 21-27, 2016, for Safe Boating Week in Florida.
April 18, 2016
During the week of April 17-23, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and the FWC encourage boaters to “Spring Aboard” by enrolling in a boating education course.
April 14, 2016
At its April 14 meeting the FWC approved further action by FWC staff to work with a Technical Advisory Group, industry experts and others to refine proposed changes to existing rules, including a possible venomous reptile classification system, then return at a future meeting with a draft rule for the Commission to consider.
April 13, 2016
During the April 13 Commission meeting at Harbourside Place in Jupiter, the FWC honored Palm Beach County Assistant State Attorney Sherri Collins with the agency’s Prosecutor of the Year Award.
April 05, 2016
In March, four FWC officers were honored during the State Law Enforcement Chiefs Association meeting in Tallahassee plus Gov. Rick Scott recognized FWC Officer David Brady with the Medal of Heroism at the Florida Cabinet meeting.
March 15, 2016
As part of the assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team. A copy of the standards is available through the Commission’s website, and the public is encouraged to submit comments.
February 08, 2016
The FWC asks the public to report to the FWC any information regarding the possible illegal breeding, possession or release of this nonnative species by calling the Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922 (FWCC) or by email or text to Tip@MyFWC.com. Callers may be eligible for a reward in the event of an arrest.
January 19, 2016
Painted and indigo buntings breed in northern Florida, spend the winter primarily in southern Florida and can be found throughout much of the state during spring and fall migration. Poachers illegally trap these beautiful birds to sell them, often to unsuspecting members of the public.