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Palm Beach County assistant state attorney honored at FWC meeting

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. 

FWC works with partners on waste management to reduce human-bear conflicts

September 03, 2015 

The agency plans to finalize its new Waste Management Action Plan, implement the comprehensive approach to waste management and bears, and continue working closely with partners on solutions.  

FWC takes next step in amending boating rules for Suwannee and Santa Fe rivers

September 03, 2015 

The amendment to Florida Administrative Code 68D-24.020 would remove flood zone restrictions on two remote stretches of the lower Suwannee River, divide the Santa Fe River into four independent flood zones, incorporate changes to federal gauge datum and update maps to reflect changes in the restricted areas. 

FWC Commissioners agree on strategic priorities for panther conservation

September 02, 2015 

The panther position paper is available by going to and clicking on “Commission Meetings” then “Agenda” for this meeting. 

FWC passes new stone crab trap regulation

September 02, 2015 

Beginning this year’s stone crab season, the use of round entrances (also known as throats or funnels) will no longer be allowed for stone crab traps used in state or federal waters off these three counties. The changes will also require that the rectangular or rounded rectangular entrances typically used in stone crab traps be no larger than 5½ by 3 1/8 inches at the most narrow portion of the opening. 

Gulf state recreational red snapper season reopens Labor Day weekend

August 31, 2015 

The recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters reopens to harvest Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5-7, and will continue to be open for Saturdays and Sundays in September and October with the last day of harvest being Sunday, Nov. 1. 

Stay legal with these hunting tips for Florida’s bow seasons

August 31, 2015 

Bowhunting continues to be so popular in our state, accounting for more than 10 percent of all deer harvested, 15 percent of harvested does and 25 percent of the deer taken on wildlife management areas. Last year, more than 30,000 people bowhunted in Florida. 

Pinellas County to get improved boating signs

August 27, 2015 

The FWC is installing new markers along with replacing signs to reflect a recent change in the state-adopted boating safety zone rule. This will improve safety and the boating experience in the area. 

Limited harvest for snook, a premier Florida fish, starts Sept. 1

August 25, 2015 

While the fishery is already more than 90 percent catch-and-release, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages anglers to continue to use moderation when determining whether or not to take a snook home.  

FWC to meet Sept. 2-3 in Fort Lauderdale

August 24, 2015 

For the full Sept. 2-3 agenda and links to background reports, go to and select “Commission Meetings.” 

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