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FWC to receive funding for shorebird, sea turtle and Gulf fisheries conservation due to oil spill

November 15, 2016 

The FWC will receive over $19 million to continue current conservation programs related to shorebirds, Gulf of Mexico fisheries and sea turtle stranding response. 

Bay County Shooting Range grand opening set for Nov. 19

November 14, 2016 

The new Bay County Shooting Range officially debuts its state-of-the-art 18-station sporting clays course, 5-stand sporting clays, and multiple position rifle and pistol ranges at a grand opening celebration Saturday, Nov. 19.  

FWC collects evidence of a female panther north of Caloosahatchee River

November 14, 2016 

The FWC Panther Team has collected strong evidence a female Florida panther has finally crossed the Caloosahatchee River in southwest Florida.  

Bluefish: Worth the chase

November 14, 2016 

Want to get more bang for your bluefish? Check out the FWC Saltwater Angler Recognition programs at CatchaFloridaMemory.com.  

FWC to meet Nov. 16-17 in St. Petersburg

November 10, 2016 

The FWC will meet Nov. 16-17 at the University of South Florida Student Center in St. Petersburg. The meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. Both sessions are open to the public and the public will be provided opportunities to speak.  

Lionfish hunters honor veteran with artificial reef renaming

November 10, 2016 

A lionfish-hunting team was awarded the right to rename an artificial reef off the coast of northwest Florida after successfully removing more than 500 lionfish while participating in the Lionfish Panhandle Pilot Program. 

FWC removing aquatic plants from Lake Kissimmee

November 04, 2016 

Approximately 29 acres of noxious aquatic plants, including water primrose, spatterdock, knotweed, burhead sedge and other tussock-forming plant species, are targeted for removal from the lake. 

FWC to assist with sea turtle-friendly lighting retrofits on beachfront properties

November 03, 2016 

The FWC is encouraging coastal business owners and homeowners in northwest Florida to consider investing in sea turtle-safe lighting upgrades in time for the 2017 nesting season, which begins in May.  

FWC reminds Floridians of extended Gulf red snapper season in November

November 02, 2016 

The recreational red snapper season in Gulf state waters will remain open for seven additional days this November, including Nov. 5 and 6; Nov. 11 and 12; and Nov. 25, 26 and 27. 

Watch out for migrating manatees!

November 01, 2016 

With the onset of the manatee migration, the FWC reminds people in boats and personal watercraft to slow down to avoid manatees, particularly in shallow areas.  

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