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.
December 23, 2015
The eight-point buck was stolen out of the back of a hunter’s truck in Tallahassee on Dec. 20 in the parking lot of Outback Steakhouse between the hours of 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. while he was away from his vehicle. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline at (888) 404-3922.
November 18, 2015
During the Nov. 18 FWC meeting in Panama City Beach, Officer David Brady, whose courage, training and perseverance saved his own life, received the agency’s Purple Heart and Award of Valor for his actions in the line of duty.
September 03, 2015
Investigator Rene Taboas and Officer Roberto Rodriguez saved the life of an infant who had stopped breathing while it was on a family boat ride during the summer.
September 03, 2015
The FWC recognized 15th Judicial Circuit Assistant State Attorney Andrew Sando with the FWC’s Prosecutor of the Year award at its Commission meeting Sept. 3 in Fort Lauderdale.