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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. 

Snook harvest seasonal closure in Gulf starts Dec. 1

November 27, 2017 

The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 1 in Gulf state and federal waters, including Monroe County and Everglades National Park, and will remain closed through Feb. 28, 2018, reopening to harvest March 1, 2018.  

FWC awards BearWise funding to 10 communities to reduce human-bear conflicts

November 17, 2017 

BearWise funding will help communities purchase and provide bear-resistant trash cans, dumpsters and other equipment to their residents at a discounted cost.  

Gov. Scott & FWC: Green sea turtle nest numbers hit record

November 17, 2017 

FWC staff documented approximately 39,000 green sea turtle nests, based on 27 Florida index beaches used to assess nesting trends. 

FWC holds public meetings on proposed conservation measures, permitting guidelines for burrowing owls

November 07, 2017 

FWC staff will briefly present the protections that apply to burrowing owls, the draft Conservation Measures and Permitting Guidelines, and anticipated next steps for this species.  

FWC Chairman Brian Yablonski to move into a new arena of conservation service in 2018

November 06, 2017 

The FWC congratulates Chairman Brian Yablonski on his new position as Executive Director of the Property and Environment Research Center, a national conservation research institute. 

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Sarasota promises day of learning, fun

November 03, 2017 

The FWC will offer a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic for children between the ages of 5 and 15 from 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 18, at Ken Thompson Park, 1700 Ken Thompson Parkway. 

Florida manatees on the move, public stewardship on the water makes a difference

November 01, 2017 

With the arrival of Manatee Awareness Month, people again are slowing down and looking out for these large aquatic mammals in waterways throughout the state.  

UPDATE 7: Crews continue to mitigate pollution threats from vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma

October 31, 2017 

Currently, 1,492 displaced vessels have been removed from Florida waterways by both private owners and Unified Command response teams. Nearly 230 personnel from state and federal agencies are involved in the disaster response. 

FWC plans hydrilla treatment in Lake Hatchineha

October 30, 2017 

The FWC will treat a 150-acre trail to enable navigation on the lake, using herbicides approved for use in lakes by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  

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