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Public input sought on permit request allowing FWC lake restoration

March 09, 2015 

The FWC is seeking a permit that would authorize all of its routine mechanical aquatic plant maintenance activities related to habitat restoration and navigation maintenance within these water bodies for a period of 15 years 

Learn about Harris Chain of Lakes fisheries management at open house

March 05, 2015 

FWC research and management biologists will present displays on fish sampling and fisheries management, in addition to having a fully equipped electrofishing boat on hand, a display tank with live trophy bass, fish attractors and much more.  

FWC opens boardwalk at Half Moon WMA, increases outdoor opportunities

March 04, 2015 

The elevated boardwalk takes visitors deep into the scenic floodplain swamp running along the route of a historic logging trail and spans Mill Creek, a tributary of the Withlacoochee River.  

TrophyCatch Hall of Fame catches abound

March 04, 2015 

Since New Year’s Day, seven anglers have submitted bass heavier than 13 pounds to the FWC's TrophyCatch program, all of which were released alive. 

Do not disturb Florida’s nesting sea turtles

March 03, 2015 

“People can help save threatened and endangered sea turtles by giving them enough space and privacy to safely and successfully lay their eggs. It’s as simple as keeping your distance and avoiding shining lights or taking flash photos of the nesting sea turtles. 

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for March 7 in Miami

March 02, 2015 

The public is invited to surrender any exotic animals they have been keeping as pets – no penalties and no questions asked. 

It’s time to be talkin’ turkey

February 27, 2015 

For adults, the highly anticipated spring turkey season first comes in south of S.R. 70 and runs March 7 – April 12. In the rest of the state (except for Holmes County), it runs March 21 – April 26. In Holmes County, the season runs March 21 – April 5. 

FWC arrests man for vessel homicide

February 27, 2015 

Following the completion of an accident investigation, the FWC issued an arrest warrant for a Sunny Isles man on a vessel homicide charge. Felipe Escobar turned himself in when notified. 

Volunteers needed at Escribano Point WMA

February 26, 2015 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking volunteers from the public to assist in conservation efforts at Escribano Point Wildlife Management Area (WMA). 

FWC requests public to share images, video of barge that sank in Fort Pierce inlet

February 26, 2015 

FWC Law Enforcement is continuing the investigation into the cirumstances surrounding a barge that sank in the Fort Pierce inlet on Feb. 24 and is asking the public for help gathering information. 

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The oystercatcher is one of the largest and heaviest of Florida's shorebirds. It is striking in appearance: dark brown, black and white, with a bright red bill.

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