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Snook harvest seasonal closure in Gulf starts Dec. 1

November 29, 2016 

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, 2017, reopening to harvest March 1, 2017.  

Learn about landowner-led prescribed burn associations at FWC workshops

November 23, 2016 

Prescribed burn associations can partner with natural resource professionals, such as Landowner Assistance Program staff and university extension faculty, to receive technical assistance and training.  

Giving thanks for Florida’s one-of-a-kind Osceola wild turkey

November 23, 2016 

Florida is the only place in the world where the Osceola subspecies is found. Also known as the Florida wild turkey, this unique bird lives only on the Florida peninsula.  

Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic coming up in St. Augustine

November 21, 2016 

The free, day-long clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Anastasia State Park, 1340-A A1A South, St. Augustine. 

FWC gives preliminary approval to changes in Collier County manatee zones

November 17, 2016 

The FWC’s recommendations for changes to Collier County’s manatee zones are based on recent data collected from manatee surveys, deaths and habitat use, as well as boat use data in area waters. 

FWC approves historic plan to conserve imperiled species

November 17, 2016 

At its meeting in St. Petersburg, the FWC approved the Imperiled Species Management Plan, a capstone on five years of work developing the plan, and over a decade of revising the listing process. 

FWC sets new barracuda size limits for south Florida

November 17, 2016 

These changes will apply in state and federal waters off Collier, Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties only. 

FWC crowns Lionfish King; celebrates removal of more than 111,000 lionfish

November 17, 2016 

The FWC, at the Nov. 17 meeting in St. Petersburg, presented a custom-made, mounted metal lionfish trophy to the FWC’s first-ever Lionfish King, David Garrett. 

Hogfish conservation measures and boundaries set

November 17, 2016 

Hogfish is overfished and undergoing overfishing in the Florida Keys and east Florida. Federal law requires the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council to end overfishing immediately and implement a 10-year rebuilding plan. 

Gulf gray triggerfish 2017 recreational season conservation measure approved

November 17, 2016 

The gray triggerfish recreational season will remain closed Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2017, in Gulf state waters. 

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