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FWC approves new Critical Wildlife Area in Volusia County

December 06, 2017 

The small island, known as Port Orange Colony and now approved as a CWA, shelters hundreds of brown pelicans during nesting season.  

FWC provides update on management of Florida’s nonnative species

December 05, 2017 

The agency has focused its efforts on high-priority invasive species such as Burmese pythons, lionfish and Argentine black and white tegus.  

FWC receives $25,000 in donations for new 2018 tagged-lionfish removal incentive program

December 05, 2017 

At the Dec. 5 Commission meeting, the FWC gratefully acknowledged $25,000 in charitable donations from six generous sponsors. These funds will be used as cash prizes for a new and novel lionfish removal incentive program. 

FWC to meet Dec. 5-7 in Gainesville

November 28, 2017 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet Dec. 5-7 at the Best Western Gateway Grand in Gainesville. The address is 4200 NW 97th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606.  

Cal Cooksey receives Youth Hunting Program’s Landowner of the Year award

July 11, 2017 

At its July meeting in Orlando, the FWC presented Cal Cooksey of Sawdust with the Landowner of the Year award for his generous support of the FWC’s Youth Hunting Program of Florida.  

FWC names Raymond Mowen Hunter Safety Instructor of the Year

July 11, 2017 

The award recognizes a volunteer who significantly advances the cause of safe hunting through extraordinary service in training and education. 

FWRI director receives Capt. Phil Chapman Conservation Award

July 11, 2017 

The award is presented to those who display a passionate commitment to the conservation of Florida’s marine fisheries. 

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. 

Gag grouper fall season approved in Gulf 4-county region

July 11, 2017 

The FWC approved lengthening the Gulf of Mexico gag grouper recreational season in state waters off Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties by opening the season Sept. 1 through Dec. 31.  

FWC approves Gulf gray triggerfish limited fall season, conservation measures

July 11, 2017 

The FWC approved several management changes for gray triggerfish caught in Gulf of Mexico state waters including a limited fall season and several conservation measures.  

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