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Two injured in sturgeon strike on Suwannee River

July 14, 2015 

Nicholas P. Bradley and his wife, Jamie L. Bradley, were transported to Shands in Gainesville after being hit by a sturgeon on the Suwannee River. The three children on board the vessel were uninjured.  

Workshops set for gopher tortoise conservation in southwest Florida

July 13, 2015 

The goal of these workshops is to identify ways cities and counties can participate in protecting one of Florida’s threatened species 

Free hunter safety Internet-completion course offered in St. Lucie County

July 10, 2015 

People interested in attending this course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s South Region Office at 561-625-5122. 

Contractor sought to help address human-bear conflicts in Bay County area

July 10, 2015 

Application deadline is July 24. Applications can also be sent by email to bearmanagement@myfwc.com or by fax to 850-922-0348.  

Blue crab trap closure in South-S.W. Florida starts Friday

July 09, 2015 

Recreational and commercial blue crab traps in state waters from the Palm Beach-Broward county line to the Pasco-Hernando county line must be removed from the water before Friday, July 10, the first day of a 10-day trap closure. 

FWC seeks video from Anna Maria businesses showing destruction of sea turtle nests, skimmer chicks

July 09, 2015 

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigators are asking businesses on Anna Maria Island to check video surveillance records for any sign of an all-terrain vehicle that destroyed five sea turtle nests and killed three black skimmer chicks on the night of June 27. 

Free hunter safety course offered in Leon County

July 06, 2015 

People interested in attending this course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling Hunter Safety Coordinator Will Burnett at the FWC’s regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676. 

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic promises day of learning, fun

July 06, 2015 

Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing fun, family outings are the objectives for the Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Palm Coast on July 11. 

Two injured in sturgeon strike in Santa Fe River

July 03, 2015 

The FWC suggests that everyone wear their life jackets, stay off the bow of the boat and go slow while underway. Any sturgeon strikes should be reported to the FWC by calling 888-404-3922.  

Trenton girl killed, family members injured

July 03, 2015 

A 5-year-old girl was killed and her mother and brother were injured by a leaping sturgeon while boating with their family on the Suwannee River.  

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