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FWC appoints Eric Sutton as executive director

December 07, 2017 

The FWC Commission voted to appoint Eric Sutton, assistant executive director, to the position of executive director, effective Dec. 8. Nick Wiley, current executive director, retires later this month. 

FWC Lt. James Yetter awarded agency’s Medal of Valor with Lifesaving for actions during Hurricane Harvey

December 06, 2017 

Even though his actions risked his own life, Lt. Yetter did not stand idly by while his partner’s life was in danger.  

Gary Ellis, Highlands County ASA, honored as FWC Prosecutor of the Year

December 06, 2017 

Ellis is a prior recipient of this award, earning the recognition three years ago for his work with the FWC. 

FWC honors Megan Malicoat as 2017 Boating Officer of the Year

December 06, 2017 

The annual award honors a state officer whose efforts show outstanding performance and achievement among sworn conservation law enforcement personnel in the field of boating, boating safety, BUI enforcement and fisheries conservation.  

FWC Executive Director Nick Wiley accepts position with Ducks Unlimited, continuing life’s work in conservation

November 27, 2017 

The FWC congratulates Executive Director Nick Wiley on his new position as Chief Conservation Officer of Ducks Unlimited. He’ll begin his new role in January 2018. 

FWC invites public comments for Division of Law Enforcement reaccreditation assessment

October 26, 2017 

The division must comply with approximately 240 standards to receive reaccreditation status. If the CFA determines the Division of Law Enforcement has complied with the appropriate standards, the reaccreditation will be awarded for three years. 

Gov. Scott awards 3 FWC officers with Medals of Heroism

October 17, 2017 

These three FWC officers, along with many more stationed in the Keys, helped conduct search-and-rescue missions and responded to many requests for assistance and evacuation during and immediately following Hurricane Irma in Monroe County.  

Update 3: Unified Command begins removal process for vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma

September 29, 2017 

The Emergency Support Function 10 Florida, a Unified Command, has initiated removal efforts prioritizing vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma which are actively polluting or creating a hazard to navigation to traffic in the area.  

UPDATE: Unified Command continues assessment of vessels affected by Hurricane Irma, prioritizes displaced vessel removal

September 28, 2017 

The Emergency Support Function 10 (ESF 10) Florida, consisting of multiple state and federal agencies, is continuing efforts to assess and remove hazards in the wake of Hurricane Irma. 

Fishing association honors 2 FWC officers

July 11, 2017 

Capt. Pat Kelly, Florida Guides Association president, presented FWC officers Peter “Sean” Gaudion and Michael Bibeau with the “Trained Eyes Coastwatchers” Officer of the Year award. 

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